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Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force. (2017) Drug and Alcohol Trends Monitoring System (DATMS) 2017. Year 2. Dublin: Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

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TREATED DRUG USE

• Treated drug use in Dublin 15 is increasing.

• The number of drug users aged under 18 and aged 35 and over in treatment is increasing.

• The number of Irish and non-Irish drug users in treatment is increasing.

• The number of Irish Traveller drug users in treatment is decreasing.

• Cannabis, alcohol, cocaine powder and benzodiazepines/z-drugs are the biggest problem for drug users aged under 18; the use of these drugs is increasing among this age group.

• Heroin, cannabis, alcohol, cocaine powder, benzodiazepines/z-drugs and methadone are the biggest problem for adult drug users.

• Heroin users are getting older, with few young people treated for this drug.

• The use of the following drugs is increasing among adult drug users: alcohol, cannabis, benzodiazepines/z drugs, powder and crack cocaine, lyrica and oxycodone.

• Polydrug use is the norm for the majority of treated drug users.

• Steroids and skin tanning drugs are creating new hazards in Dublin 15.

UNTREATED DRUG USE

• Alcohol, cannabis, MDMA, cocaine powder and ketamine are the main drugs of use for untreated under 18 and adult drug users.

• Cocaine powder use is increasing among untreated under 18 and adult drug users.

• Cannabis resin use is increasing among Irish Traveller untreated drug users.

Polydrug use is the norm for untreated under 18 and adult drug users; alcohol is an integral part of polydrug use.

• Drugs are mostly used at the weekend and the frequency of use is age dependent, with adults reporting more regular use.

Date:May 2017
Call No:AA2, VH4.2 BLANCH
Pages:94 p.
Publisher:Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Corporate Creators:Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Available)
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Subjects:A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use
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 > Opioids (opiates)
G Health and disease > State of health > Physical health
G Health and disease > State of health > Mental health
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Multiple drugs and alcohol use (Polydrug)
G Health and disease > Drugs and alcohol disorder > Alcohol use
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Social condition > Homelessness
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action > Community involvement > AOD task forces
T Demographic characteristics > Drug user
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
T Demographic characteristics > Young drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland > Dublin

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