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3. MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, 5.4 SOCIOLOGY
The ESPAD Ireland 2019 Report is the seventh Irish data-collection wave of the European Schools Project for Alcohol and Other Drugs (ESPAD) carried out in Ireland.Data included in the sample reported here and submitted to ESPAD Europe consists of survey results from 1967 students born in 2003, who were 15-16 years old at the time of the survey which was performed in a sample of Irish schools from March to June 2019. These serial data sets enable us to monitor trends in alcohol, tobacco, gaming, internet usage as well as a number of other behaviors including illicit drug usage such as cannabis. So that now we can examine changes over the past 24 years in a wide number of behaviors.During that time more than a half a million second level European students have answered the ESPAD questionnaire. The first ESPAD report, with data from 1995, included information from 26 countries including Ireland, while the present seventh report scheduled for publication in November 2020 contains results from more than 35 countries. ESPAD is probably the most accessed source of reliable information on young people’s substance use in Europe with participation by countries within and outside the EU.
Sunday, S. Keogan, S. Hanafin, J. and Clancy, L. (2020) ESPAD 2019 Ireland: Results from the European Schools Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs in Ireland, TFRI, Dublin, ISBN: 978-0-9557528-4-1