Published: 28 August 2005
Trends in treated problem drug use in Ireland, 1998 to 2002
The data presented in this paper describe trends in treated problem drug use in Ireland. The total numbers include 33,391 cases who lived and were treated in Ireland between 1998 and 2002. In this paper, treated problem drug use is described in relation to person, place and time. This paper will assist policy makers, service planners and public health practitioners to develop appropriate responses to problem drug use in the future.