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Health Research Board. (2013) Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland: 2010 figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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This update presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users, in the period 2004–2010.

Overview:
• In the seven-year period 2004–2010 a total of 3,972 deaths by drug poisoning and deaths among drug users met the criteria for inclusion in the NDRDI database. Of these deaths, 2,364 were due to poisoning and 1,608 were deaths among drug users (non-poisoning) (Table 1).
• The annual number of deaths in 2010 decreased to 575, compared to 652 in 2009. The 2010 figure is likely to be revised when new data become available (Table 1).


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
Date
January 2013
Pages
11 p.
Publisher
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)

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