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Condron, Ita and Carew, Anne Marie and Lyons, Suzi (2020) National Drug Treatment Reporting System 2013 – 2019 alcohol data. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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Overview

In this seven-year period, 53,200 cases were treated for alcohol as a main problem.

  • The number of cases decreased from 7,819 in 2013 to 7,546 in 2019.
  • The proportion of new cases decreased from 47.4% in 2013 to 43.7% in 2019.

Level of problem alcohol use

  • In 2019, the median age at which cases first started drinking alcohol was 16 years.
  • Almost seven-in-every-ten (68.1%) cases were classified as alcohol dependent. For a definition of alcohol dependence please see page 4.
  • In 2019, 64.6% of new cases were classified as alcohol dependent as compared to 50.7% in 2013.
  • The proportion of previously treated cases classified as alcohol dependent increased from 64.3% in 2013 to 75.3% in 2019.
  • In 2019, 69.5% of males were classified as alcohol dependent, as compared to 65.9% of females.

 

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