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National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol, Northern Ireland. Department of Health. (2018) Prevalence of drug use and gambling in Ireland & drug use in Northern Ireland. 2014/15 drug prevalence survey: prescription drug use results. Bulletin 5. Dublin: Department of Health.

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This bulletin presents findings regarding the use of prescription drugs in Ireland from the fourth drug prevalence survey of households in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Within Ireland the survey sampled a representative number of people aged 15+ from August 2014 to August 2015. The bulletin presents results regarding use of prescription drugs on lifetime (ever used), last year (recent use) and last month (current use) prevalence rates for Ireland. Finally the bulletin examines a range of important issues including age of first use, frequency of use, methods of using prescription drugs, how prescription drugs are obtained and the profile of those who take them. The survey was carried out according to standards set by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA).

Date:September 2018
Pages:26 p.
Publisher:Department of Health
Corporate Creators:National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol, Northern Ireland. Department of Health
Place of Publication:Dublin
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence
A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Prevalence > Problem substance use
B Substances > Sedatives or tranquillisers (CNS depressants)
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product
B Substances > Opioids (opiates) > Opioid product > Codeine
E Concepts in biomedical areas > Substance by legal status > Prescription drug (medicine / medication)
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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