Publications

Ireland’s Report on the European Schools Project on Alcohol & other Drugs in Ireland (ESPAD)

ESPAD Report CoverESPAD is a collaborative effort of research teams in more than forty European countries and the largest cross-national research project on adolescent substance use in the world. The overall aim with the project is to repeatedly collect comparable data on substance use among 15–16 year old students in as many European countries as possible. The project has been operating since 1995.

The launch of the results of the Irish project, undertaken on the Department of Health’s behalf by the TobaccoFree Research Institute of Ireland, coincides with the launch of the International Report of ESPAD. The Irish report is based on data from more than 1,400 Irish students aged 15 to 16 years.

ESPAD 2015: European Schools Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs in Ireland