National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS)

The National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) captures information about drug and alcohol treatment in Ireland.  

How NDTRS data is collected

Data collection for the NDTRS is carried out via an online web-based system (NDTRS LINK).

If your service provides treatment for problem drug and alcohol use, it is very important that you participate in the NDTRS so that there is a complete overview of treatment demand for problem substance use in Ireland.

To participate in the NDTRS, please request training on NDTRS LINK by emailing:


The NDTRS data collection form captures:

  • demographic details;
  • referral/assessment details;
  • treatment details;
  • drug use;
  • risk behaviour;
  • activity details;
  • exit details.

NDTRS data collection form (size A3 in PDF format)

Accompanying Data collection protocol Version 1.2.



The NDTRS information leaflet is available in PDF below.

Download NDTRS information leaflet (Plain English approved by NALA, National Adult Literacy Agency)

An easy-to-read version of this leaflet is in progress and will be available to download here shortly. 


View and search NDTRS data through tables available on our website.

Interactive tables containing treatment data for each year from 2004 onwards are available at