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Published: 15 April 2021
Although half of the world’s population does not drink, alcohol use is the seventh leading risk factor for both deaths and disability-adjusted life years globally, and the leading risk factor among those aged 15–49 years. Alcohol is a modifiable risk factor; reductions in alcohol consumption would lead to an associated...
Published: 29 July 2020
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem alcohol use in Ireland. It covers the period 2013 to 2019. In this seven-year period 53,200 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem drug.
Published: 17 December 2019
Outputs, outcomes and emerging impacts: Results from HRB awards completed in 2016/2017
This report presents a snapshot of, and provides trend analysis over 10 years for, the outputs, outcomes and some emerging impacts from 187 HRB awards (combined value of €47.2 million) that completed in 2016 and...
Published: 19 November 2019
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem alcohol use in Ireland. It covers the period 2012 to 2018. In this seven-year period, 54,263 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem drug.
Published: 01 August 2019
Treatment services for people with co-occurring substance use and mental health problems. A rapid realist synthesis
The scope of this rapid realist review was developed through a high-level review of relevant literature and early engagement of knowledge users in Ireland. The Health Research Board (HRB) proposed three research questions to guide the rapid realist review. Keeping in line with the realist approach, the research team carried...
Published: 20 March 2019
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem alcohol use in Ireland. It covers the period 2011 to 2017. In this seven-year period 55,675 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem drug. The number of cases treated has fallen slightly...
Published: 30 August 2018
This is the updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem alcohol use in Ireland from 2010 to 2016. In this seven-year period 53,763 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem. The number of cases has plateaued in the last four years.
Published: 21 June 2016
In 2009, the Government established a steering group to formulate an alcohol policy. The steering group published their recommendations in 2012 and, following on from this, the government approved an extensive package of evidence based measures in 2013 to deal with alcohol use. These were incorporated into the Public Health...
Published: 22 June 2014
The main objective of the National Alcohol Diary Survey was to estimate personal consumption of, and expenditure on, alcohol among the general population aged 18–75 years living in private households in Ireland. The survey included a comprehensive series of questions on both the rates and patterns of alcohol consumption in...
Published: 10 July 2012
The Department of Health asked the Health Research Board (HRB) to ascertain the knowledge, opinions and behaviours of the general public in relation to alcohol consumption and whether they agreed or disagreed with some of the measures proposed in the recently published Report of the Working Group on a National Substance...
Published: 02 March 2012
The All-Ireland Cooperative Oncology Research Group (ICORG) was set up in 1996 to create more research opportunities for clinical trials in the field of oncology. Up until 2011, ICORG has received €36.5 million to build capacity for cancer clinical trials in Ireland from the Health Research Board (HRB)....
Published: 26 November 2009
The purpose of this overview is to compile and analyse the available data on the social consequences of harmful use of alcohol in Ireland. The methods involve a combination of archival data, survey research results and research literature.
Published: 11 May 2008
This report, prepared for the Health Research Board (HRB), examines the wider impacts of eight HRB-funded grants from the early and mid-1990s. These impacts are identified using a case study approach, built on the payback framework for research evaluation. The report then considers the economic repercussions of these wider...
Published: 01 November 2007
This report, from the Health Research Board, shows strong evidence of the increase of alcohol-related illness presenting to Irish hospital services. Against a background of previous reports on alcohol use in Ireland, this report shows that alcohol consumption in the Irish population has increased over the past 11 years,...
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