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Cover story

  • Publication of EU Drugs Strategy 2021–2025 p.01 

Policy and legislation

  • EU Drugs Strategy 2021–2025: policy areas, themes, and strategic priorities p.07
  • Evaluation of EU Drugs Strategy 2013–2020 v12
  • Most recent regulations of Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 implemented p.15
  • Coordination, framing, and innovation: the political sophistication of public health advocates in Ireland p.17 

Recent research

  • Evidence review of drug treatment services for people who are homeless and use drugs p.21
  • Debts, threats, distress, and hope: drug-related intimidation in Dublin’s north east inner city p.26
  • Lifting the lid on Bluetown and Redtown p.30
  • Correlates of cannabis use and cannabis use disorder in Ireland p.36
  • Factors associated with early and later dropout from methadone maintenance treatment in specialist addiction clinics p.37
  • Pathways to ‘recovery’ and social reintegration: experiences of Irish long-term clients of methadone maintenance treatment p.39 

Prevalence and current situation

  • Self-harm in Irish prisons p.41
  • Irish drug quantification trends for cocaine, diamorphine, and amphetamine 2016–2019 43
  • Cannabis use among Irish children: results from the 2018 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children Survey p.47 


  • Dublin NEIC progress report p.49
  • Brass Munkie winter 2020 issue published p.50 


  • Recent publications p.52
Item Type
Publication Type
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Policy
Issue Title
Issue 77, Spring 2021
June 2021
Page Range
60 p.
Health Research Board
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Health Research Board
Issue 77, Spring 2021

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