'Heads held high': an exploratory study of legal highs in pre-legislation Ireland.

  title={'Heads held high': an exploratory study of legal highs in pre-legislation Ireland.},
  author={Marie Claire Van Hout and Rebekah Brennan},
  journal={Journal of ethnicity in substance abuse},
  volume={10 3},
The research aimed to present a unique 'snapshot' of legal psychoactive drug use prior to legislative control in Ireland, in relation to the types of products used; sourcings; consumptive practices and particular social settings for use; gauging of dosage; licit and illicit drug transitions, individualisation of drug decision-making and experiences; and future intentions regarding drug switching post legislation. Semi-structured in depth interviews (n = 32) were conducted with adults aged 18-33… CONTINUE READING
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