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Published: 09 July 2020
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem drug use (excluding alcohol) in Ireland. It covers the period 2013 to 2019. In this seven-year period, 67,875 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.
Published: 07 November 2019
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem drug use (excluding alcohol) in Ireland. It covers the period 2012 to 2018. In this seven-year period, 65,216 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.
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: 17 April 2019
This is the annually updated bulletin from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on cases of treated problem drug use (excluding alcohol) in Ireland. It covers the period 2011 to 2017. In this seven-year period, 63,303 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.
Published: 16 July 2017
The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’
This review examines the evidence on the effectiveness of interventions in the areas of harm reduction, prevention, treatment and long-term recovery related to illicit drug misuse and dependence. The primary research questions for this review were:
- Which interventions are effective for reducing the initiation,...
Published: 16 June 2017
Drug-related intimidation is a pervasive and pressing issue negatively impacting the health and well-being of individuals, families, communities and the functioning of local agencies that serve them. The aim of this evidence review is to critically appraise the national and international evidence to identify best...
Published: 14 June 2017
The directory contains courses for people interested or working in areas related to drug and alcohol misuse. it has details of upcoming courses and those that have been completed but may be given again in the future.
The Directory does not assess or provide information about the quality or relevance of any...
Published: 31 December 2016
This is the final report of a scoping study commissioned by the HRB National Drugs Library. The objective of the study was to examine the peer-reviewed empirical literature on case management and substance use between 2003 and 2013, and to answer specific research questions based on the literature. These comprised questions...
Published: 03 December 2014
The efficacy and effectiveness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programmes delivered outside of school settings
This rapid evidence assessment (REA) report summarises evidence-based information on the efficacy and effectiveness of drug and alcohol abuse prevention programmes provided outside of school settings. It pulls together evidence from a range of published literature which includes reviews that seek to identify the key...
Published: 02 December 2014
This rapid evidence assessment (REA) summarises evidence on the role of social and human capital in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. It synthesises evidence from a range of literature, including reviews which seek to identify the role that social relationships play in the process of recovery, and primary research...
Published: 05 January 2009
Rather than provide a narrative of developments during the life of the National Drugs Strategy (NDS), this overview seeks to analyse the NDS as policy instrument: it explores how the NDS was designed and developed, and the strategic management processes and governance arrangements put in place to support implementation. The...
Published: 21 October 2008
Crack cocaine is produced from powder cocaine using readily available chemical agents such as ammonia or baking soda. Smoking crack is a highly efficient way of getting cocaine into the brain, making its use compulsive and difficult to control in some cases. In early 2005, a number of seizures of crack cocaine were made by...
Published: 06 November 2007
Social exclusion, in the form of homelessness and insecure accommodation, inadequate education and poor employment skills, is closely associated with problematic drug use. As a response, social reintegration has emerged as a key aspect of drug treatment and rehabilitation in order to provide responses to accommodation,...
Published: 15 October 2006
This publication includes known data on blood-borne viral infections among drug users in Ireland. There is a description of current and potential sources of such data in Ireland. The analysis presented is based on disease notifications reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre between 1995 and 2005 and data from...
Published: 30 May 2006
Although the link between drug use, addiction and crime has been established by international and Irish research, identifying the precise causative connection between drugs and crime has been a primary preoccupation of many writers in this area. For the purpose of this Overview, we will review the available research...
Published: 20 December 2005
The purpose of this Overview is to compile and analyse existing data sources and available research, to identify gaps in knowledge and to inform future research needs in this important area of drug policy. The study concludes the following:
• The total number of drug seizures reported in the annual reports of the...
Published: 26 September 2001
This publication provides an overview of issues related to drug misuse in Ireland, focusing on information available up to mid-2000. The term ‘drug misuse’, as used in this report, refers to the taking of a legal and/or illegal drug that harms the physical, mental or social well being of the individual, the group or...
Published: 30 June 2001
The aims of this exploratory study were to explore the nature of drug use among prisoners; the impact of incarceration on drug use; perceptions of services within the prison setting; and to examine the experiences of non-drug-users within a prison setting. Qualitative methodology was used to collect the data. In-depth...
Published: 01 January 2001
This book includes
Chapter 1: National drugs strategy and structural mechanisms
Chapter 2: Drug-related infectious diseases
Chapter 3: Cocaine use in ireland: an exploratory study
Chapter 4: Women, children and drug use
Published: 01 January 2000
This report presents the findings of a nation-wide survey of public attitudes towards, and perceptions of, aspects of the drug issue in Ireland. The questionnaire on which the research was based constituted a module of the 1998 Irish Social Omnibus Survey. A total of 1,000 individuals, randomly selected from the 1997...
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