Terms & Conditions of use of National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) Data

The data for these tables are provided by the Health Research Board's National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS).

The NDTRS is a health information system that collects anonymous data about people in drug and alcohol treatment from general practitioners, low threshold services (that provide low-dose methadone or drop-in facilities only), outpatient and inpatient centres.

Through these interactive tables you can search for treatment data on eight different types of drug, including alcohol. The results of your analysis can be organised by year, age group, gender and geographical region of residence (county, HSE region, local health office, regional or local drugs task force area), and groups of variables.

The NDTRS interactive tables have been updated to include 2015 data. Please note that the dataset has been revised for all years to include cases treated in all types of services: outpatient, inpatient, GPs, low threshold and for the first time, those treated in prison. In addition, the revised statistics now include those cases with no fixed abode, no known address or an address outside Ireland, in all tables. Therefore this dataset supersedes all data previously available in the interactive tables.

The data is valid as of 1st September 2017.

By downloading data, you agree to the terms of use as set out below.

Any of the data published here may be freely used, but remains the property of the NDTRS. To safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of the data, all users must agree to the following conditions:

  1. NDTRS data are not to be presented in either written or oral form that could directly or indirectly identify an individual patient.
  2. The NDTRS must be clearly acknowledged as the source of the data in any publication or presentation in which the data are used.
  3. The HRB National Drugs Library must be provided with a copy of any published paper in which NDTRS data are used.

The data user is fully responsible for interpretation of the data.

Contact

If you have any queries please contact the HRB National Drugs Library at drugslibrary@hrb.ie

Indicate acceptance by selecting the Accept button below.

Select substance of interest
Please select your substance of interest
Select drug(s) of interest
Select alcohol/drug(s) of interest
Select years of interest
Each year is reported seperately, please select years of interest.
Select age ranges of interest
Select the age groups you want included in the reports.
Group your results by
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Age
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Select Gender of Interest
Male / Female / Unknown - Please select
Source of Referral - European Recode
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Employment status (European recode)
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Type of accommodation (European recode)
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Highest level of education achieved (European recode)
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Route of administration for main problem substance
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Frequency of use for main problem substance
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Polysubstance use (yes or no)
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Number of problem substances
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Treatment status (new/previously treated)
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Ever injected
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Ever shared injecting equipment
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Select genders of interest
Select the genders to include in the reports. (choosing more than 1 individual record will sub-divide your columns.)
Geographical Region of residence
Geographical region relates to the client's place of residence.
Cork City* and Cork County*: The area coding for Cork City and County was inconsistent for the period 2003 - 2007.
It is important to note that the NDTRS collects data on episodes of treatment in a calendar year, rather than on the individual person treated. This means that individuals may appear in the figures more than once if they receive treatment at more than one centre, or at the same centre more than once per year.
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Instructions for using the interactive tables

View full instructions to use interactive tables

  • Accept Terms & Conditions and click on Proceed to reports.
  • Select substance, years, age range, gender and geographical area of residence.
  • Select the variables you want to use to group your analysis.
  • Run report.
  • Export report to Excel.
  • Or change your selection criteria and re-run analysis.