The Drug Use in Higher Education in Ireland (DUHEI) Survey 2021: Main Findings

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Byrne, Michael
Dick, Samantha
Ryan, Lisa
Dockray, Samantha
Davoren, Martin
Heavin, Ciara
Ivers, Jo-Hanna
Linehan, Conor
Vasiliou, Vasilis
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The overall aim of the DUHEI Survey was to determine the prevalence and correlates of drug use among the student population in the Republic of Ireland, to inform future policy and practice in the area. The survey population included undergraduate and postgraduate students aged 18 years and over in publicly funded HEIs. The sampling strategy used ensured that a random representative sample of the student population was invited to participate in the survey. The questionnaire used validated scales where available and comprised 10 sections covering: Demographics; Student Life; Drug Use; Readiness to Change; Behaviour Change; Cognitive Enhancers; Student Wellbeing; Social Norms; COVID-19 and Drug Use; Drug and Alcohol Recovery. Twenty-one publicly funded HEIs in the Republic of Ireland participated in DUHEI. Data collection was completed in early 2021, and over 11,500 participant responses were included for analysis. The report presents the findings and makes recommendations for future actions.
Drug use , Higher education , Student health , Ireland
Byrne, M., Dick, S., Ryan, L., Dockray, S., Davoren, M, Heavin, C., Ivers, JH., Linehan, C. and Vasiliou, V. (2022) The Drug Use in Higher Education in Ireland (DUHEI) Survey 2021: Main Findings, Cork: University College Cork.
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