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[EMCDDA] (2012) Harm reduction overview for Ireland. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

URL: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/country-data/harm-redu...

Harm reduction overviews are available for 30 countries — the 27 EU Member States, Norway as EMCDDA member, and Turkey and Croatia as Candidate Countries.

The harm reduction overviews consist of five main parts:
1. National context
2. Responses to prevent and reduce drug-related infectious diseases
3. Responses to prevent and reduce drug-related deaths
4. Responses to prevent and reduce drug-related harms in recreational settings
5. References and links

1. description of the national context
2. description of the key responses to prevent and reduce drug-related infectious diseases.
The information is divided in 3 main categories: needle and syringe programmes, responses targeting infectious diseases (i.e. hepatitis) and health promotion activities. Drug treatment is considered part of harm reduction responses but further information can be found in the country-specific treatment overviews.
3. description of the key responses to prevent and reduce drug-related deaths.
The information is divided 3 main categories: targeted responses in the community, Naloxone provision and drug consumption rooms.
4. description of the key responses to prevent and reduce drug-related harms in recreational settings references and additional resources.

The overviews are based primarily on data from structured questionnaires and standard tables on harm reduction interventions collected via the Reitox network of national focal points.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Publication Type:Other
Drug Type:Alcohol or other drugs in general
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Source:EMCDDA
Date:August 2012
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Lisbon
EndNote:View
Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
VA Geographic area > Europe
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction

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