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Some key documents

(2021) The 2019–20 Irish National Drug and Alcohol Survey: main findings. Health Research Board


(2021) Alcohol consumption, alcohol-related harm and alcohol policy in Ireland. Health Research Board


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


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


(2019) Crack cocaine use in Ballymun: an evidence base for interventions. Ballymun Youth Action Project


(2017) Estimating the prevalence of problematic opiate use in Ireland using indirect statistical methods. National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol


(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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