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Health Research Board. (2018) Drugnet Ireland. Issue 67, Autumn 2018 32 p.. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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Cover story

National Drugs Forum 2018 p.1


Policy and legislation

  • LGBTI+ Youth Strategy p.3
  • Quality and Capacity Building Initiative (QCBI) p.4
  • Drug and alcohol abuse targeted in UN’s 2030 Agenda and 17 Sustainable Development Goals p.5 

Prevalence and current situation

  • Drug treatment figures from the NDTRS, 2010—2016 p.7
  • Adult smoking in Ireland: findings from the Healthy Ireland Survey and the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing p.8
  • Decline in adolescent smoking in Ireland and associated factors p.9
  • Youth smoking in Ireland: findings from the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children survey p.9
  • Forensic Science Ireland annual report 2017 p.10
  • Irish Prison Service and Probation Service strategic plan 2018–2010 p.12
  • Prevalence of major mental illness, substance misuse and homelessness among Irish prisoners v13
  • Hospital presentations and preceding factors of drug overdose among adolescents p.15 


  • New report on drug-related bloodborne viruses in Ireland p.16
  • Integrated hepatitis C care for people who inject drugs p.16
  • High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in cocaine use in Dublin p.17
  • SAFE campaign launched in Clondalkin p.18
  • The help-seeking behaviours of family members affected by substance-use disorders p.19
  • An Garda Siochana Policing Plan 2017 p.20
  • Let’s Get Specific – a prevention forum p.22
  • Prevention interventions targeting at-risk youth: Targeted Youth Funding Scheme p.23
  • Responding to excessive alcohol consumption in third-level (REACT): a study protocol p.24
  • Optimising treatment in opioid dependency in primary care p.26
  • Reducing the harms of cocaine use in Ireland p.27
  • Opioid substitution treatment for heroin-dependent adolescents p.28
  • Tabor Group annual report, 2017 p.28 


  • Recent publications p.30
Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Screening / Assessment, Policy
Issue Title
Issue 67, Autumn 2018
November 2018
Page Range
32 p.
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Issue 67, Autumn 2018

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