Drug treatment in Ireland 2009-2015.

Health Research Board. (2017) Drug treatment in Ireland 2009-2015. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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In this seven-year period 61,439 cases were treated for problem drug use (excluding alcohol). The number of cases rose from 7,479 in 2009 to 9,892 in 2015.

• Proportion of new cases decreased from 45.9% in 2009 to 37.8% in 2015.
• Majority of cases were treated in outpatient facilities (64.4%) over the period, similar to previous years.
• Proportion of cases treated in prison decreased from 10.8% to 8.4% over the reporting period.
• In 2015 the proportion of cases treated in residential facilities increased for the first time in the period, to 18%.


Date:May 2017
Pages:10p.
Publisher:Health Research Board
Corporate Creators:Health Research Board
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Problem drugs and alcohol use
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cannabis / Marijuana
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants) > Benzodiazepine
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cocaine
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
F Concepts in psychology > Specific attitude and behaviour > risk-taking behaviour
HJ Treatment method > Treatment outcome
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Treatment and maintenance > treatment factors
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Sociocultural discrimination concepts > Minority group (racial group, immigrant, Traveller)
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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