Drug Use

Drug use

Some key documents

(2021) Alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policy in Ireland 


(2020) ESPAD 2019: European Schools Project on Alcohol and Other Drugs in Ireland.  


(2020) The Irish Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study 2018.


(2019) Crack cocaine use in Ballymun: an evidence base for interventions


(2017) Estimating the prevalence of problematic opiate use in Ireland using indirect statistical methods


(2016) Prevalence of drug use and gambling in Ireland & drug use in Northern Ireland 


(2014) Alcohol consumption in Ireland 2013: analysis of a national alcohol diary survey and summary article and Alcohol diaries data tables

This survey included questions on both the rates and patterns of alcohol consumption in Ireland and on alcohol-related harm.


(2013) Models of addiction and summary 

This report reviews theories of addiction with a view to generating an overarching framework or model that captures all the main elements.


For research on drug use in Ireland, see our prevalence data page


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