Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Future Funding of Higher Education: Discussion (Resumed)

Dr. Joseph Morning:

It is important to be careful when trying to interpret data like that, especially when looking at causal associations between something like substance use and mental health difficulties. There is a strong evidence base that people experiencing mental health difficulties self-medicate with substances. To purely address the substance is not getting to the root of the issue.