Why drug dealing and drug use will increase after Covid-19.
The disruption caused by Covid-19 means Ireland is likely to enter a severe economic recession. A relatively small body of international research shows that drug consumption and dealing have previously increased during recessions and economic downturns, although there are important variations across national and local markets.
An article by Dr James Windle, a lecturer in Criminology and Director of the BA Criminology Degree at UCC; Dr Sinéad Drew, a Senior Clinical Psychologist at CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service) at the HSE and James Leonard, a Youth Support Officer with the Cork Education and Training Board and a Masters in Criminology at UCC, has been published by RTE Brainstorm.
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