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Health Research Board. (2017) Drugnet Ireland. Issue 63, Autumn 2017 pp. 1-40. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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Cover Story

New National Drug and Alcohol Strategy launched p.1


Policy and legislation

Responses to the new drugs strategy p.8

Public consultation for the new drugs strategy p.9

Performance measurement and resource allocation p.10

CityWide’s evidence base for decriminalization p.10

Human rights and the new drugs strategy p.12

HRB publishes review of reviews p.12

Trends analyis of drugs situation in Ireland p.14

Club Health Dublin 2017: conference overview and highlights p.15

Inaugural international conference marks Recovery Month p.17

An e-tool to map models of decriminalization p.18


Prevalence and current situation

Report from Blanchardstown’s drugs and alcohol trends monitoring system p.19

Cannabis use in Ireland within the European context p.20

Trends in recorded drug law offences 2003—2016 p.22

Cross-border organised crime: threat assessment 2016 p.24

Injecting drug use and hepatitis C treatment p.25

Trends in alcohol, tobacco and cannabis use among school-aged children in Ireland, 1998—2014 p.26

Increase in cocaine use among OST patients p.28



SAOR: Screening and brief intervention for problem alcohol and drug use p.31

Audit of hepatitis C testing and referral, 2015 p.32

Relationship between supervised methadone consumption and retention in treatment in primary care p.34

Brief intervention with methadone patients p.35



Recent publications p.37

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Policy
Issue Title
Issue 63, Autumn 2017
November 2017
Page Range
pp. 1-40
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Issue 63, Autumn 2017

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