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Terms & Conditions of use of National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) Data

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 2019. 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 2nd October 2020.

By downloading data, you agree to the terms of use as set out below.

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:

  1. NDTRS data are not to be presented in either written or oral form that could directly or indirectly identify an individual.
  2. The NDTRS must be clearly acknowledged as the source of the data in any publication or presentation in which the data are used.
  3. The HRB National Drugs Library must be provided with a copy of any published paper in which NDTRS data are used.

The data user is fully responsible for interpretation of the data.

Please reference the data as follows:

HRB National Drugs Library (2020) National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) online interactive tables. Available at: www.drugsandalcohol.ie/tables

Contact

If you have any queries please contact the HRB National Drugs Library at drugslibrary@hrb.ie

Indicate acceptance by selecting the Accept button below.

Select substance of interest
Please select your substance of interest
Select drug(s) of interest
Select drug(s) / alcohol of interest
Select years of interest
Each year is reported seperately, or you can select all years combined.
Select age ranges of interest
Select the age ranges options you want included in the reports.
If you choose multiple options, make sure to choose Age Range in one of the primary or secondary categories if you want to group by age gange.
Select treatment status
Select the treatment statuses options you want included in the reports.
If you choose multiple options, make sure to choose Treatment Status in one of the primary or secondary categories if you want to group by treatment status.
Select genders of interest
Select the genders options you want included in the reports.
If you choose multiple options, make sure to choose Gender in one of the primary or secondary categories if you want to group by genders.
Primary category
This will sub-divide your results into these columns.
Secondary category
This will sub-divide your results into these columns.
Select geographical region of residence
This relates to the client's place of residence.
It is important to note that the NDTRS collects data on episodes of treatment in a calendar year, rather than on the individual person treated. This means that individuals may appear in the figures more than once if they receive treatment at more than one centre, or at the same centre more than once per year.
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Your results from your Report Selection will appear here.

Instructions for using the interactive tables

View full instructions to use interactive tables

  • Accept Terms & Conditions and click on Proceed to reports.
  • Select substance, years, age range, gender and geographical area of residence.
  • Select the variables you want to use to group your analysis.
  • Run report.
  • Export report to Excel.
  • Or change your selection criteria and re-run analysis.