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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 North Western Health Board Area 1996-2000. Occasional Paper no. 2. 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 the number of drug users presenting for treatment within the North Western Health Board (NWHB) rose from 13 in 1996 to 77 in 2000. 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 (51% in 2000), with ecstasy the drug causing second most problems (32% in the same year).


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 figures, tables and bibliographic references.
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 2514 (Available)
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