Published: 01 January 2002
Trends in treated drug misuse in the Eastern Health Board area, 1996-1999
This occasional paper contains information gathered by the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS), an epidemiological database on treated drug misuse complied by the Drug Misuse Research Division (DMRD) of the Health Research Board (HRB. The data shows the number of drug users presenting for treatment in the Eastern Health Board (EHB) rose from 4283 in 1996 to 5380 in the year 1999. This was partly due to an increase in service provision and also to an increase in drug use. The socio-demographic data showed that the typical client is male, in his early twenties and living in the family home.