The data for these tables are provided by the Health Research Board's National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS). The NDTRS is a health information system that collects anonymous data about drug and alcohol treatment cases in Ireland.
Through these interactive tables you can search for treatment data on eight different types of drug, including alcohol. The results of your analysis can be organised by year, age group, treatment status, and gender. The interactive tables also enable the grouping of results by primary categories and secondary categories based on variables such as source of referral, employment status, living status, type of accommodation, education, polysubstance use, and injecting.
The NDTRS interactive tables have been updated to include data for 2020. Please note that the dataset contains information only on those who started treatment in a particular year (for the first time or returning to treatment). It does not include clients in continuous care. The dataset includes cases treated in all types of services: outpatient, inpatient, GPs, low threshold (providing low-dose methadone or drop-in facilities only), and those treated in prison. In addition, the statistics include cases with no fixed abode, no known address or an address outside Ireland, in all tables.
The data are valid as of 19th August 2021.
Any of the data published here may be freely used but remain the property of the NDTRS. To safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of the data, all users must agree to the following conditions:
The data user is fully responsible for interpretation of the data.
Please reference the data as follows:
HRB National Drugs Library (2021) National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) online interactive tables. Available at: www.drugsandalcohol.ie/tables
If you have any queries, please contact the HRB National Drugs Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
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