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Published: 19 November 2009
The analysis presented in this paper is the first national report on non-poisoning deaths among drug users in Ireland. The data presented describe trends in non-poisoning deaths (deaths due to traumatic or medical causes) among drug users between 1998 and 2005. This paper is a companion to HRB Trends Series 4, which...
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: 18 December 2008
This report presents data on all admissions to, and discharges from psychiatric in-patient facilities in Ireland in 2007.
Published: 06 November 2008
The data presented in this paper describe trends in drug-related deaths in Ireland between 1998 and 2005. The data used for this analysis were obtained from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) which is maintained by the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit of the Health Research Board. Using four different data...
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: 18 December 2007
This report presents data on all admissions to, and discharges from, psychiatric in-patient facilities in Ireland in 2006.
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: 19 December 2006
The psychiatric units and hospitals census was carried out on 31 March 2006. The overall statistics revealed that:
- Males accounted for more than half (55%) of all residents on census night.
- Two thirds of patients on census night were single, 18% were married, 7% were widowed and 1% were divorced....
Published: 08 November 2006
This report presents data on all admissions to, and discharges from, psychiatric in-patient facilities in Ireland in 2005.
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: 21 December 2005
This report presents data on all admissions to, and discharges from, psychiatric in-patient facilities in Ireland in 2004.
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 June 2005
The data presented in this paper describe what is known about trends in drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland between 1990 and 2002. The current and potential sources of data in Ireland on drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users are described.
The analysis presented in this paper is...
Published: 22 December 2004
This report presents data on all admissions to, discharges from, and deaths in, Irish psychiatric units and hospitals, as recorded on the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System (NPIRS) in 2003.
Published: 27 October 2003
This report presents data on all admissions to, discharges from, and deaths in, Irish psychiatric units and hospitals, as recorded on the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System (NPIRS) in 2002.
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: 04 January 2001
This report presents data on all admissions to, discharges from, and deaths in, Irish psychiatric units and hospitals, as recorded on the National Psychiatric In-patient Reporting System (NPIRS) in 2000.
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
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