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Health Research Board. (2017) Drug treatment in Ireland 2009-2015. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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In this seven-year period 61,439 cases were treated for problem drug use (excluding alcohol). The number of cases rose from 7,479 in 2009 to 9,892 in 2015.

• Proportion of new cases decreased from 45.9% in 2009 to 37.8% in 2015.
• Majority of cases were treated in outpatient facilities (64.4%) over the period, similar to previous years.
• Proportion of cases treated in prison decreased from 10.8% to 8.4% over the reporting period.
• In 2015 the proportion of cases treated in residential facilities increased for the first time in the period, to 18%.


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