drugs submission

National Substance Misuse Strategy Submission









Pavee Pathways: Good Practice Guidelines for drug and alcohol services working with Travellers
Siobhán Cafferty, Pavee Point Travellers Centre, 2011


National Drugs Strategy
2009-2016 (Interim)


Travellers Accessing Addiction Services in Ireland (2007 to 2010): Analysis of Routine Surveillance Data

Carew AM, Cafferty S, Long J, Bellerose D and Lyons S (2013) Travellers accessing addiction services in Ireland (2007 to 2010): analysis of routine surveillance data. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 12(4): 339–355

You can read the key findings here.

An overview of the nature and extent of illicit drug use amongst the Traveller community: an exploratory study
Jane Fountain, Stationery Office Dublin, 2006 

Substance misuse in the Traveller community: a regional needs assessment
Van Hout MC, Galway: Western Region Drugs Task Force, 2009 


Cultural dislocation and consequences: an exploratory study of illicit drug activity among a Traveller community in North Dublin
Walsh B, Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force, 2010

The Use of Benzodiazepines within the Traveller Community
Pavee Point, 2011

Drugs and Diversity Exploring Drug Issues amongst New Communities and the Traveller Community- Seminar Report
Merchants Quay Ireland – Homeless & Drugs Services and Pavee Point Travellers Centre, 2006.