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Black, Chris (2012) Southern Regional Drugs Task Force: annual report 2011. Cork: Southern Regional Drugs Task Force.

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Statistics contained in this section are derived from the Health Research Boards, National Drug Treatment Reporting System, which CBDI’s began reporting to in Jan 2010.

Using the definition provided by the Health Research Board,

Treatment is:
• Any activity targeted at people who have problems with substance use, and which aims to improve the psychological, medical and social state of individuals who seek help for their problem drug or alcohol use;
• One or more of the following: medication (detoxification, methadone reduction and substitution programmes), addiction
counselling, group therapy, psychotherapy and/or life skills training;
• Provided in both residential and non-residential settings.

In addition to the face-to-face intervention based work, the Community Drugs Worker is involved in other activities, for which statistical information isn’t reflected in the NDTRS, and thus in this section, for example – Family Support Groups, supporting the delivery of SPHE curriculum in schools, drugs awareness events, Strengthening Families Programmes, local youth or health based committees (PCT, Children’s services committee, advisory groups).

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