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Alcohol and Drugs

Alcohol and Drug research at the HRB is carried out by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and information specialists who provide objective, reliable and comparable information on the alcohol and drug situation, its consequences and responses in Ireland.

The HRB maintains two national drug-related surveillance systems.

It is the Irish national focal point for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). It also manages the National Documentation Centre on Drug Use.

Drugnet Ireland is a quarterly newsletter published by the HRB which disseminates research findings, information and news on alcohol and drug related matters.

Alcohol and drug related news

Alcohol consumption in Ireland 2013

23 June 2014

75% of alcohol consumed in Ireland is done so as part of binge session[more]

Latest drug trends in Europe

27 May 2014

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) will publish the European drug report 2014: trends and developments today. This report summarises the latest trends across the 28 EU member states, and Norway...[more]

Alcohol's role in deaths under-reported in Irish Newspapers

7 May 2014

HRB data underpins a new study that shows under-reporting in Irish newspapers of the role that alcohol plays in traumatic and poisoning deaths.[more]

Treatment figures for problem alcohol use in Ireland

1 April 2014

As part of National Alcohol Awareness Week, the HRB has issued the latest figures on problem alcohol use which show more than 40,000 cases treated between 2008 and 2012.[more]

Latest drug-related death figures

22 January 2014

The number of drug-related deaths in Ireland has increased from 597 in 2010, to 607 in 2011 according to the latest figures published by the Health Research Board (HRB).[more]

National Documentation Centre on Drug Use - ten years informing policy and practice

19 April 2013

To mark its tenth anniversary the HRB National Documentation Centre on Drug Use held a conference which focused on 'Putting knowledge to work through education: substance use workforce development in Ireland'. [more]

Decrease in the number of drug-related deaths - latest HRB figures

5 February 2013

The annual number of drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland decreased from 652 in 2009 to 575 in 2010. The number of deaths in which heroin was implicated saw the biggest drop of 39%, decreasing from 115 in...[more]

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