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Published: 20 December 2021
This report presents a snapshot of the outputs, outcomes, and some emerging impacts arising from 170 Health Research Board (HRB) awards (with a combined value of €49.5 million) that completed in 2018 and 2019. Further outputs, outcomes, and impacts can be expected to occur in the years following the completion of these...
Published: 20 July 2021
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 2014 to 2020. In this seven-year period, 68,571 cases were treated for drug use as a main problem.
Published: 01 July 2021
The National Drug and Alcohol Survey (NDAS) collects information on alcohol and tobacco consumption, and drug use among the general population in Ireland. The extent and pattern of drug use in the general population is one of the five key indicators developed by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction...
Published: 02 June 2021
This report provides:
- A profile of the 36,649 people with a disability reviewed on NASS in 2020;
- Details of the HSE disability-funded services currently availed of, and those required now or within the next five years.
Supplementary reports on service users with an intellectual...
Published: 30 March 2021
People who are homeless have complex and challenging lives. They tend to have worse physical and mental health, and are more likely to report problem substance use, than the general population. Substance use is more prevalent among people who are homeless than in the general population, and providing support services and...
Published: 29 September 2020
This bulletin, along with the two supplementary bulletins, presents the inaugural findings of data from the National Ability Supports System (NASS). It provides a profile of the 22,434 people with a disability registered on the system in 2019 as well as details of the disability-funded services currently availed of...
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: 23 May 2016
Ireland has considerable data resources in a number of fields which could be harnessed to advance medical treatments, enhance health service delivery and inform policy and planning across government and civic society. These include:
- Routinely collected health services data (e.g. see Catalogue of National Health...
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: 09 February 2010
The study provides a deeper level of understanding of what recovery is (i.e. reconnection with life) and guidance on how it can happen (through an active reconnection with self, others and time). Preferred individual strategies of reconnecting with life can be effectively combined with therapies and supports available in...
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...
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