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Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force. (2019) Drug and Alcohol Trends Monitoring System (DATMS) 2018: year 3. Dublin: Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

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 Key findings include:

 

  • Mapping treatment demand identifies that drug and alcohol dependence is a community wide issue affecting all socio-economic groups, though is more pronounced in deprived areas
  • Treated drug users report an increase in the use of alcohol, cannabis herb, cocaine powder, benzodiazepines and z drugs
  • Evidence of drug use during school hours in 8 local secondary schools/training centres
  • Easy access to drugs continues and is facilitated by general practitioners prescribing drugs and an increase in the number of under 18s dealing
  • Prevalence rates of drug and alcohol use in the general population suggest 53,000 (65%) of the Dublin 15 population use alcohol and 4,000 (11%) use illegal drugs on a monthly basis
  • Family members of drug users continue to report the negative impact drug and alcohol dependence has on the family
  • Prevalence rates of drug and alcohol dependence suggest a large proportion of problem users not in treatment; identifying the challenge for local services to proactively identify and engage drug dependent people in treatment
  • Access to mental health services continues to be an issue (see report for other gaps in service provision)
Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Alcohol, All substances, Substances (not alcohol/tobacco), Cannabis, CNS depressants / Sedatives, CNS stimulants, Cocaine, Inhalents and solvents, Opioid, New psychoactive substance, Prescription/Over the counter
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
Date
2019
Call No
AA2, VH4.2 BLANCH
Pages
118 p.
Publisher
Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Corporate Creators
Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 5370 (Available), HRB 5371 (Available)

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