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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 - prevention. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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The new drug and alcohol strategy Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017–2025 is structured around five goals (Department of Health 2017). This is a move away from the structure of the previous strategy, in which prevention was one of five pillars. Goal 1 of the new strategy focuses on prevention: ‘To promote and protect health and well-being’. Through this goal, the strategy ‘aims to protect the public from threats to health and well-being related to substance misuse by preventing early use of alcohol and other drugs among young people, influencing behaviour and challenging social norms and attitudes, and providing targeted interventions aimed at minimising harm for those who have already started to use substances’ (p. 17, (Department of Health 2017)). In essence, the approach outlined is similar to that of the previous strategy. The goal is underpinned by three objectives, each of which has a set of actions covering the period 2017–2020.

Date:2018
Pages:25 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:B Drugs and alcohol substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking) > Tobacco smoke (cigarette law / policy)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Universal prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Basic prevention categories > Targeted prevention
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on drugs and alcohol
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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