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Practitioners websites

Addiction Counsellors of Ireland

This is a long established professional association that accredits counsellors working in the specific field of addiction.

CORU – Regulating health and social care professionals

CORU’s role is to protect the public by promoting high standards of professional conduct, education, training and competence through statutory registration of health and social care professionals.

Drug and Alcohol Nurses Network of Ireland

An Irish networking group for Nurses who work with or who have an interest in working with service users who are affected by substance misuse.

Irish Association of Social Workers

The IASW provide support to social workers in the practice of their profession.

HIQA (Health Information Quality Authority)

Guidelines and standards for health and social care professionals in Ireland, including podcasts and videos.

HSE Library and information service

Range of resources to support clinical and management decision-making, evidence-based patient care and CPD.

Practice Links

Practice Links is a free e-publication for practitioners working in Irish social services, voluntary and non-governmental sectors.

Probation Service

Guidelines & standards, legislation, publications, research, Also publishes Probation Journal

Social Care Ireland

SCI provides a consistent and cohesive voice to key issues relevant to social care work and education, and brings elements of social care education, training and practice closer together

UK and international

British Association of Social Workers

BASW is the largest professional association for social work in the UK, with offices in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. They promote the best possible social work services for all people who may need them, while also securing the wellbeing of social workers.

International Nurses Society on Addictions

The IntNSA is a professional specialty organization for nurses committed to the prevention, intervention, treatment, and management of addictive disorders including alcohol and other drug dependencies, nicotine dependencies, eating disorders, dual and multiple diagnosis, and process addictions such as gambling.

Mentor Adepsis - Alcohol and Drug Education and Prevention Information Service – Prevention hub

Mentor International’s International Resource Finder is for anyone working with young people to easily and quickly find materials to help them in their work. This interactive tool features more than 100 evidence-informed resources from a variety of leading organisations across the world committed to drug prevention.

NHS Choices

NHS Choices is a website with advice for patients and healthcare providers in the United Kingdom. There are some useful resources available including videos.

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Gathers and analyses knowledge about what works. translates this into practical resources, learning materials and services.

The Social Care Elf

This blog site is jointly funded by Minervation Ltd, the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the LSE and the NIHR School for Social Care Research as part of the Social Care Evidence in Practice (SCEiP project). Supporting organisations include Making Research Count, the Social Services Research Group and the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

If you have any suggestions for other relevant websites please send the links to drugslibrary@hrb.ie