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Health Research Board. (2019) Drugnet Ireland. Issue 69, Spring 2019 . Dublin: Health Research Board.

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Cover story · Launch of new Hidden Harm initiative p.1 

Policy and legislation

  • HRB evidence review on dual diagnosis treatment service p.3
  • Medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids: Q&A for policymaking  p.6
  • Civil society involvement in policymaking p.9
  • Taking stock: a decade of drug policy p.11

Prevalence and current situation

  • Trends in alcohol and drug admissions to psychiatric facilities p.12
  • Global, regional and country level estimates of HCV infection among recent injecting drug users p.13
  • Rates of reported codeine-related poisonings and codeine prescribing following new national guidance in Ireland p.14
  • Parole Board annual report, 2017 p.15 


  • Updated international standards on drug use prevention p.16
  • International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) Europe p.18
  • Evaluation of three J-ARC pilot projects p.19
  • Cross-border organised crime: threat assessment 2018 p.20
  • Resilience in the face of trauma: implications for service delivery p.21
  • Evaluation of Tabor Group addiction services p.22
  • Barriers and enablers to HCV screening and treatment in Irish prisons p.23
  • Merchants Quay Ireland annual review, 2017 p.25
  • DOVE Clinic, Rotunda Maternity Hospital annual report, 2017 p.26
  • Twentieth Annual Service of Commemoration and Hope p.28
Item Type
Publication Type
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Treatment method, Harm reduction, Policy
Issue Title
Issue 69, Spring 2019
June 2019
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Issue 69, Spring 2019

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