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Health Research Board. (2016) Drugnet Ireland. Issue 59, Autumn 2016 . Dublin: Health Research Board.

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Cover story
Overview of alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policy in Ireland 1

Policy and legislation
• Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 p.4
• Outcomes: drug harms, policy harms, poverty and inequality p.5
• Where next for social inclusion? p.6
• Social inclusion and drugs policy p.8
• New psychoactive substances: legislative changes in the UK p.9

Prevalence and current situation
• Global Drugs Survey 2016 p.11
• Prisoners and infectious diseases p.12
• Developing inside: transforming prison for young adults p.12
• Factors influencing reunification between NDTC service users and their children in care p.14
• Homeless drug users: their health, perceived quality of life and use of health services p.15
• Suicide and untimely sudden deaths in the Donegal Mental Health Service p.16

• Surveys reveal GPs have positive attitude towards Methadone Treatment Programme p.18
• 4th International Conference on Novel Psychoactive Substances, Budapest, 30-31 May 2016 p.19
• Inaugural Irish conference for nurses in addiction services p.20
• Ethnic data collection and monitoring p.21
• LGBT service users and mental health risks p.22
• Mental health and well-being of LGBTI people p.23

• Recent publications p.25
The policy, research and other documents covered in this issue of Drugnet Ireland have all been retrieved by the HRB National Drugs Library and may be accessed on its website

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Crime prevention, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening / Assessment, Policy
October 2016
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Issue 59, Autumn 2016

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