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Health Research Board. (2020) Drugnet Ireland. Issue 72, Winter 2020 32 p.. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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Drugnet Ireland is the Health Research Board's quarterly drug and alcohol research and policy newsletter.  It provides summaries and analysis of recent publications and policy developments and well as overviews of particular issues relating to the drug and alcohol situation Ireland.  Experts from the EMCDDA national focal point and from the HRB Evidence Centre contribute content to the newsletter. 

Cover story

  • Drug-related deaths and deaths among people who use drugs in Ireland, 2008–2017 p.01 

Policy and legislation

  • British–Irish Council in Dublin p.05
  • National Drugs Forum 2019 p.06 

Prevalence and current situation

  • Drug treatment in Ireland 2012–2018 p.09
  • NDTRS drug and alcohol treatment data for 2004–2018 available online p.12
  • Alcohol and drug use among young people and adolescents in Ireland – results from My World and Growing Up in Ireland surveys p.12
  • Alcohol treatment figures from the NDTRS, 2012–2018 p.15
  • Repeated cross-sectional study of factors associated with pregabalin-positive poisoning deaths in Ireland p.16
  • EU drug markets report, 2019 p.18
  • An Garda Siochana Policing Plan, 2019 p.20


  • Recording of migrant and ethnic identity in the European Treatment Demand Indicator p.22
  • Seminar on increasing engagement of Travellers within addiction services p.23
  • European Prevention Curriculum Handbook p.24
  • National Drug Prevention and Education Forum v25
  • EUSPR conference – promoting multidisciplinary work in prevention p.27 


  • Recent publications p.28


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Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, International, Open Access
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction
Issue Title
Issue 72, Winter 2020
March 2020
Page Range
32 p.
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board
Place of Publication
Issue 72, Winter 2020

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