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Health Research Board. Drugs Misuse Research Division. O'Brien, Mary and Kelleher, Tracy and Cahill, Paul (2002) Trends in treated drug misuse in the Southern Health Board Area 1996-2000. Occasional Paper no. 1. Dublin: Health Research Board.

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This occasional paper contains information gathered by the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS), an epidemiological database on treated drug misuse complied by the Drug Misuse Research Division (DMRD) of the Health Research Board (HRB). The data shows that between 1996 and 1999 the number of drug users presenting for treatment within the Southern Health Board (SHB) remained fairly stable at less than 300. This changed in 2000, with an increase of 66% to 429 clients. This was in part was due to an increase in service provision and also an increase in drug use. The socio-demographic data showed that the typical client is male, in his early twenties and living in the family home. Cannabis is the main drug causing problems (65% in 2000), with ecstasy the second most commonly used (15% in the same year). Opiate use rose from 5% in 1996 to 10% in 2000.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Date
2002
Call No
REF, ADRU
Pages
8 p.
Publisher
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board. Drugs Misuse Research Division
Place of Publication
Dublin
Notes
Contains tables, figures and bibliographic references.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 2512 (Available)
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