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Health Research Board. (2017) Drugnet Ireland. Issue 62, Summer 2017 40 p.. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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Cover Story

  • European drug trends 2017 p.1 

Policy and legislation

  • Rapid expert review of Ireland’s National Drugs Strategy p.5
  • Dublin Drug Policy Summit p.7
  • Cannabis for medical use: a scientific review p.9
  • Cannabis legislation in Europe: an overview p.10
  • Beyond UNGASS p.12
  • Headshop legislation and changes in national addiction treatment data p.13
  • Irish GP attitudes towards decriminalization and medical use of cannabis p.15 

Prevalence and current situation

  • Drug treatment figures from the NDTRS, 2009–2015 p.17
  • Alcohol-related morbidity in Ireland p.18
  • Self-harm, alcohol consumption and public holidays p.20
  • Communities That Care: a review p.21
  • Drug misuse prevention: NICE guideline p.22
  • Drug supply reduction: an overview of EU policies and measures p.23
  • A typology of alcohol consumption among university students in Ireland p.24 


  • Drug-related intimidation p.25
  • New clinical guidelines for opioid substitution treatment p.27
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  • Updated community detoxification protocols for methadone and benzodiazepines p.31
  • Evaluation of the pilot stage of the Pharmacy Needle Exchange Programme in Ireland p.31
  • Outcomes for drug misuse treatment: an evidence review p.33
  • Alcohol treatment services in Ireland: how the public view them p.35
  • Healthcare in Irish prisons p.36
  • HRB National Drugs Library launches new website p.37 

Up dates

  • Recent publications p.38
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Crime prevention, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Screening / Assessment, Policy
Issue Title
Issue 62, Summer 2017
August 2017
Page Range
40 p.
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Issue 62, Summer 2017

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