Published: 02 July 2017

Alcohol treatment in Ireland 2009 - 2015

The National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) records cases of treated problem drug and alcohol use in Ireland between 2009 and 2015.

In this seven-year period 56,702 cases were treated for problem alcohol use. The number of cases increased from 7,993 in 2009 to 8,876 in 2011. Since then the numbers have decreased year-on-year to 7,616 in 2015.

In 2015:

• The proportion of new cases decreased to 46.7% from 54.1% in 2009.

• The majority of cases were treated in outpatient facilities (52.7%), similar to previous years.

• Nearly four out of 10 cases were treated in residential facilities, similar to previous years.

• Only 2.7% of cases were treated for problem alcohol use in prison.

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