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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 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...
Published: 10 July 2012
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...
Published: 07 December 2010
The Picture of Health is all about the positive impacts and outcomes from HRB funded research. And with more than 200 researchers in 10 hospitals and 10 third level institutions completing projects in 2009, this publication captures just some of the great achievements that flow from our investments in research. In 2009, a...
Published: 26 November 2009
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.
Published: 10 November 2009
In 2008, 107 different Health Research Board funded research projects were completed. The Picture of Health 2009 represents a snap shot of the outcomes from just some of those projects. The stories come from 55 researchers working in nine universities, eight hospitals and four research Institutes. The topics included range...
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