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. In addition to sharing the full report on this websiteDUHEI21, and via University College Cork Cork Open Research Archive, the DUHEI Project Team seek to share the findings of the report with the wider community, practitioners, policy-makers and researchers. We list many of these knowledge sharing activities below.
The DUHEI Town Hall was held at UCC in May 2022. The Town Hall was opened by Minister Feighan T.D. Minister of State for Public Health, Wellbeing, and the National Drugs Strategy. The results and recommendations based on DUHEI were presented by Dr. Michael Byrne (Lead on the DUHEI Survey and Head of Student Health at UCC) and Dr. Samantha Dockray (Senior Lecturer in Applied Psychology, UCC) with contributions from other experts, including Professor Eamon Keenan, (National Clinical Lead of HSE Addiction Services and Professor of Public Health & Primary Care (TCD)), student representatives, the report authors, and local and national experts in the area of drug use and addiction. A recording of the Town Hall can be viewed here, and a transcript is available here.
Survey shows significant levels of drug use in Ireland’s colleges & universities
Dr Michael Byrne, Head of Student Health UCC provides a succinct review of findings & recommendations of #DUHEI to Bryan Dobson at RTE Radio1 ‘News at One’
Listen here http://rte.ie/radio/radio1/clips/22053002/
Irish Examiner, 2022. Cocaine replaces ecstasy as second drug of choice for students. [online]
Available at: <https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/arid-40789440.html> [Accessed 20 January 2022].
Over Half Of Irish Students Have Used An Illicit Drug: Survey Finds
Dr Michael Byrne, Head of Student Health UCC provides a succinct review of findings & recommendations of #DUHEI to Matt Cooper on ‘The Last Word’ on Today FM
Listen here https://www.todayfm.com/shows/last-word-matt-cooper-234816
Breaking News.ie, 2022. Cocaine now the second-most common drug used by third-level students. [online]
Available at: <https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/cocaine-now-second-most-common-drug-used-by-students-1245746.html> [Accessed 21 January 2022].
Hotpress.com, 2022. The Drug Use In Higher Education Institutions (DUHEI) survey lifts the lid on illicit Irish student drug use. [online]
Available at: https://www.hotpress.com/lifestyle-sports/the-drug-use-in-higher-education-institutions-duhei-survey-lifts-the-lid-on-illicit-irish-student-drug-use-22888061[Accessed 21 January 2022].