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Health Research Board. Drugs Misuse Research Division. Long, Jean and Kelleher, Tracy and Kelly, Fionnola and Sinclair, Hamish (2004) Trends in treated problem drug use in the seven health board areas outside the Eastern Regional Health Authority, 1998 to 2002. Occasional Paper no. 12. 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 treaded drug misuse complied by the Drug Misuse Research Division (DMRD) of the Health Research Board (HRB).

The total numbers include 7,545 cases who lived and were treated in the seven health board areas outside the Eastern Regional Health Authority between 1998 and 2002. Both the incidence and prevalence of treated problem drug use almost trebled between 1998 and 2002.

The incidence of treated problem drug use for the reporting period was highest in the Southern Health Board area, followed closely by the South Eastern Health Board area. The total number of cases reporting cannabis as their main problem drug trebled, increasing from 392 in 1998 to 1,328 in 2002. The numbers reporting problem opiate use also increased steadily, from 116 in 1998 to 439 in 2002.


Item Type
Report
Date
2004
Call No
REF, ADRU
Pages
20 p.
Publisher
Health Research Board
Corporate Creators
Health Research Board. Drugs Misuse Research Division
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 2605 (Available)
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