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Published: 08 June 2022
Alcohol and other drug use among children and young people in Ireland: prevalence, risk and protective factors, consequences, responses, and policies
In most developed countries, substance use is a major public health issue, particularly among young people. Alcohol and other drug use is one of the leading risk factors for disease and injury and is also responsible for a considerable number of premature deaths. The National Drug Strategy in Ireland aims to prevent early...
Published: 09 February 2022
This report presents the findings from the 2019–20 National Drug and Alcohol Survey (NDAS) on the prevalence of gambling and problem gambling in the general population in Ireland. While the main objective of the 2019–20 NDAS was to determine the prevalence and patterns of drug use (including alcohol and...
Published: 14 December 2021
This year’s Health Research in Action highlights some of the many notable impacts and outcomes of the Health Research Board’s work during 2020 across health and social care in Ireland, all of which made a real difference to people’s health, the health system, society, and economy.
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: 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: 10 December 2020
Health Research in Action describes the real and wide-ranging impact and success stories of the work produced and supported by the Health Research Board across many sectors of health and social care in Ireland, and how it's improving people’s health, the health system, society, and economy....
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: 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: 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: 06 December 2012
During the past three years, the Health Research Board has been taking a strategic approach to fund health research that will translate research discoveries into real benefits for people and the health service. The Picture of Health 2012 demonstrates just some of the outcomes and achievements that are emerging from our...
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