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HRB reports latest trends in treated drug use across Ireland

14 May 2008

Problem drug use has become a nationwide issue

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The latest trends in treated drug use across Ireland show that problem drug use has become a nationwide issue, rather than being confined largely to Dublin. A total of 68,754 cases aged between 15 and 64 years of age were treated for problem drug use in Ireland between 2001 and 2006.

Almost one in five (18%) of these cases were being treated for the first time. Across Ireland, the main problem drugs reported by new cases were:

  • cannabis (41%)
  • opiates (39%)
  • cocaine (9%)

Read the press release about trends in problem drug use in Ireland, 2001-2006

Download or view the full report on trends in problem drug use in Ireland, 2001-2006 in the Alcohol and Drug Unit's publications section.

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