6 Publications

  • Published: 30 August 2018

    Alcohol treatment in Ireland 2010 - 2016

    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.

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  • Published: 21 June 2016

    Alcohol in Ireland: consumption, harm, cost and policy response

    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 (Alcohol)...

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  • Published: 22 June 2014

    Alcohol consumption in Ireland 2013

    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 Ireland and...

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  • Published: 10 July 2012

    Alcohol: public knowledge, attitudes and behaviours

    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 Misuse...

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  • Published: 26 November 2009

    Social consequences of harmful use of alcohol in Ireland

    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.

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  • Published: 01 November 2007

    Health-related consequences of problem alcohol use

    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, from 11.5...

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