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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 Midland Health Board Area 1996-2000. Occasional Paper no. 3. 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 Midland Health Board (MHB) had more than doubled, from 63 clients in 1996 to 150 clients in 2000. The socio-demographic data showed that the typical client is male, in his early twenties and living in the family home. Clients were slightly older in 2000 than in 1996,with the mean age for all contacts rising from 22 years in 1996 to 24 years old in 2000. Cannabis is the main drug causing problems (67% in 2000), with opiates the drug causing second most problems (38% in the same year). In 2000 the majority (33 of 56 clients) inject their opiates, with over two thirds of IDUs having shared injecting equipment.


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
Includes tables, figures and biblographic references.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 2513 (Available)
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