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Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2018) Ireland: national report for 2017 - treatment. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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A national drug strategy Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025 was launched in July 2017 (Department of Health 2017). The strategy is structured around cross-cutting goals rather than the pillars of the previous national drug strategy (2009–2016) (Department of Community 2009).

 

Treatment and rehabilitation are covered under the second goal of the new strategy. The main aim is to minimise the harms caused by the use and misuse of substances and to promote rehabilitation and recovery. The goal focuses on the range of treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services available to users. It recognises that ‘timely access to appropriate services relevant to the needs and circumstances of the person concerned is of fundamental importance’ (p. 33). There are two objectives to the goal; the first relates to treatment and rehabilitation and is described below; the second focuses specifically on people who inject drugs and the issues of overdose and drug-related deaths – this is considered in more detail in the Harm Reduction workbook (see Section 3.3).

Date:2018
Pages:24 p.
Publisher:Health Research Board
Corporate Creators:Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Drugs and alcohol use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence of drugs and alcohol use > Problem drugs and alcohol use
B Drugs and alcohol substances > Opioids (opiates)
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method > Drugs and alcohol replacement method (substitution)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Residential facility
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Health care programme or facility > Community-based treatment (primary care)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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