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Millar, Sean (2020) Adolescent Addiction Service report, 2020. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 75, Autumn 2020 , p. 23.

Reynolds, Ciara M E and McMahon, Léan E and O'Malley, Eimer G and O'Connell, Michael P and Sheehan, Sharon R and Turner, Michael J (2020) Trends in private maternity care in Ireland's capital during and after the Great Economic Recession 2009-2017. Irish Journal of Medical Science , Early online .

GBD 2019 Risk Factors Collaborators. (2020) Global burden of 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories, 1990–2019: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019. The Lancet , 396 , (10258) , pp. 1223-1249.

Leone, Michela and Lapucci, Enrica and Se Sario, Manuela and Davoli, Marina and Farchi, Sara and Michelozzi, Paola (2020) Social network analysis to characterize women victims of violence. BMC Public Health , 18 , (1) , p. 494.

Le, Thao Lan and Kenaszchuk, Chris and Milligan, Karen and Urbanoski, Karen (2019) Levels and predictors of participation in integrated treatment programs for pregnant and parenting women with problematic substance use. BMC Public health , 19 , (1) , p. 154.

Stoet, Gijsbert and Geary, David C (2019) A simplified approach to measuring national gender inequality. PLoS ONE , 14 , (1) , e0205349.

Terplan, Mishka and Lui, Steve (2015) Psychosocial interventions for pregnant women in outpatient illicit drug treatment programs compared to other interventions. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , (4) .

Keane, Lisa and Ducray, Kevin and Smyth, Bobby P (2014) Psychological characteristics of heroin-dependent and non-opioid-substance-dependent adolescents in community drug treatment services. Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse , 23 , (4) , p. 205.

Chappell, Lucy C and Seed, Paul T and Myers, Jenny and Taylor, Rennae S and Kenny, Louise C and Dekker, Gustaaf A and Walker, James J and McCowan, Lesley ME and North, Robyn A and Poston, Lucilla (2013) Exploration and confirmation of factors associated with uncomplicated pregnancy in nulliparous women: prospective cohort study. BMJ , 347 , f6398.

Tormey, William P and Srinivasan, R and Moore, T (2013) Biochemical toxicology and suicide in Ireland: a laboratory study. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 182 , (2) , pp. 277-281.

Connolly, D and Leahy, D and Bury, Gerard and Gavin, B and McNicholas, F and Meagher, D and O'Kelly, FD and Wiehe, P and Cullen, Walter (2012) Can general practice help address youth mental health? A retrospective cross-sectional study in Dublin's south inner city. Early Intervention in Psychiatry , 6 , (3) , pp. 332-340.

Lingford-Hughes, AR and Welch, S and Peters, L and Nutt, DJ (2012) BAP updated guidelines: evidence-based guidelines for the pharmacological management of substance abuse, harmful use, addiction and comorbidity: recommendations from BAP. Journal of Psychopharmacology , 26 , (7) , pp. 899-952.

Long, Jean (2012) Results from the third general population survey in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 40, Winter 2011 , pp. 6-8.

Halpenny, Ann Marie (2012) Parenting and family support for families 'at risk' - implications from child abuse reports. Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies , 12 , (1) , pp. 88-98.

O'Donnell, Hugh and Wilkinson, Eric (2012) Prevention of suicide in Northern Ireland. Mental Health Practice , 15 , (8) , pp. 25-9.

Moore, Joan (2011) From Drugnet Europe. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 38, Summer 2011 , p. 23.

O’Brien, S and Cullen, Walter (2011) Undergraduate medical education in substance use in Ireland: a review of the literature and discussion paper. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 180 , (4) , pp. 787-792.

O'Connor, MB and O'Connor, C and Saunders, SA and Sheehan, C and Murphy, E and Horgan, M and Carr, A and Cooper, DA (2010) Substance use among HIV patients. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 179 , (3) , pp. 467-468.

Long, Jean (2010) Adulterants, bulking agents and contaminants in illicit drugs. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 35, Autumn 2010 , pp. 18-20.

McLaughlin, AM and Hardt, J and McKay, AP and Fitzpatrick, GJ and Donnelly, MB (2008) Alcohol, drug misuse and suicide attempts: unrecognised causes of out of hospital cardiac arrests admitted to intensive care units. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 178 , (1) , pp. 29-33.

Corcoran, Paul and Perry, Ivan J and Morey, Caroline and Arensman, Ella (2008) The prevalence of self-reported deliberate self harm in Irish adolescents. BMC Public Health , 8 , p. 79.

Percy, Andrew (2008) Moderate adolescent drug use and the development of substance use self-regulation. International Journal of Behavioural Development , 32 , (5) , pp. 451-458.

WHO Assist Working Group. (2002) The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): development, reliability and feasibility. Addiction , 97 , (9) , pp. 1183-1194.

Corrigan, Desmond (1995) Physical impact of drugs: misuse and abuse. Communique: The Garda Management Journal , pp. 11-17.


[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Figures show huge rise in seizures of cocaine, heroin, cigarettes and illegal alcohol last year. (10 May 2019)

[] Why have Gardaí and Revenue still not destroyed nearly €500 million worth of drugs? (11 Sep 2015)

[] , Black, Fergus and Kelleher, Lynne Veronica is still an icon in the war on drugs after 17 years. (24 Jun 2013)

[ERANID] Press Release 7th May – European research network on illicit drugs (ERANID) launched. (07 May 2013)

[HSE Website] Jigsaw Donegal – new youth mental health service for Donegal’s young people opens. (19 Apr 2013)

[Irish Examiner Breaking News] Minister announces changes to drugs task forces. (18 Dec 2012)


Joyce, Mary and Daly, Caroline and McTernan, Niall and Griffin, Eve and Nicholson, Sarah and Arensman, Ella and Williamson, Eileen and Corcoran, Paul (2020) National Self-Harm Registry Ireland annual report 2019. Cork: National Suicide Research Foundation.

Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development, European Commission. (2020) Health at a glance: Europe 2019: state of health in the EU cycle. Paris: OECD.

Health Service Executive. National Social Inclusion Office. (2020) National COVID-19 homeless service user experience survey. Report of findings. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Johnston, Sophie (2020) A working life. Cork: Cork Simon Community.

Eogan, Maeve (2020) National Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) executive summary of annual key service activity year ending 2018. Dublin: National SATU Services.

Newton, Nicola C and Chapman, Cath and Stapinski, Lexine and Grummitt, L and Lawler, S and Allsop, Steve and McBride, Nyanda and Bryant, Z and Kay-Lambkin, Frances and Slade, Tim and Teesson, Maree (2019) Drugs & alcohol: what you need to know. Student version. Sydney: The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney.

National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018) Principles of drug addiction treatment: a research based guide. Bethesda, MD: National Institute on Drug Abuse.

Health Service Executive. (2016) Take the first step: a south east regional service for anyone affected by problematic drugs or alcohol abuse. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

World Health Organization. (2016) mhGAP intervention guide for mental, neurological and substance use disorders in non-specialized health settings : mental health Gap Action Programme (‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎mhGAP). Geneva: World Health Organization.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2013) European drug report 2013: trends and developments. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Richardson, Noel and Clarke, Nicholas and Fowler, Colin (2013) A report on the all-Ireland young men and suicide project. Carlow: Men’s Health Forum in Ireland.

Health Service Executive. (2013) HSE Annual report and financial statements 2012. Kildare: Health Service Executive.

World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe. (2013) Health 2020. A European policy framework and strategy for the 21st century. Denmark: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

British Association of Social Workers. (2012) Mental health & substance use. Essential information for social workers. Birmingham: British Association of Social Workers.

Arensman, Ella and McAuliffe, Carmel and Corcoran, Paul and Williamson, Eileen and O’Shea, Eoin and Perry, Ivan J (2012) First report of the Suicide Support and Information System. Cork: National Suicide Research Foundation.

Hibell, Bjorn and Guttormsson, Ulf and Ahlstrom, Salme and Balakireva, Olga and Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Kokkevi, Anna and Kraus, Ludwig (2012) Summary 2011 ESPAD report. Substance use among students in 36 European countries. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Hibell, Bjorn and Guttormsson, Ulf and Ahlstrom, Salme and Balakireva, Olga and Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Kokkevi, Anna and Kraus, Ludwig (2012) The 2011 ESPAD report: substance use among students in 36 European countries. Stockholm: The Swedish Council for Information on Alcohol and Other Drugs (CAN); EMCDDA; Council of Europe.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2012) Guidelines for testing drugs under international control in hair, sweat and saliva. For use by national laboratories. Vienna: United Nations.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. Schulze, Horst and Urmeew, Raschid and Auerbach, Kerstin and Alvarez, Javier and Bernhoft, Inger Marie and de Gier, Han and Hagenzieker, Marjan and Houwing, Sjoerd and Knoche, Anja and Pilgerstorfer, Monika and Zlender, Bojan (2012) Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol and medicines in Europe — findings from the DRUID project. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Graham, Lesley and Parkes, Tessa and McAuley, Andrew and Doi, Lawrence (2012) Alcohol problems in the criminal justice system: an opportunity for intervention. Copenhagen: World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe.

Centre for Public Health, Liverpool John Moores University. (2011) A summary of the health harms of drugs. London: Department of Health & National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse. (2010) A long-term study of the outcomes of drug users leaving treatment. London: National Treatment Agency.

Doyle, Priscilla and Kelly, Colette and Sixsmith, Jane and O'Higgins, Siobhan and Molcho, Michal and Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (2010) Health Behaviour in School aged Children (HBSC): What do children want to know? Dublin: Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs; Department of Health and Children.

Berends, Lynda and Connolly, Kieran and Pennay, Amy and Mugavin, Janette and Cogger, Shelley and Strickland, Heidi and Kenny, Pauline and Roberts, Bridget (2010) Defining alcohol and other drug treatment and workforce. Victoria: Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre.

Health Service Executive South. O'Mahony Carey, Sinead (2008) A guide to substance misuse for medical professionals. Tipperary: Health Service Executive.

Palmer, Deirdre and O'Reilly, Gary (2008) Young people, alcohol and drugs. Dublin: Juvenile Mental Health Matters.

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Economic and Social Research Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway, University College Cork. Morgan, Karen and McGee, Hannah and Watson, Dorothy and Perry, IJ and Barry, Margaret and Shelley, Emer and Harrington, Janas and Molcho, Michal and Layte, Richard and Tully, Nuala and Van Lente, Eric and Ward, Mark and Lutomski, Jennifer and Conroy, Ronán Michael and Brugha, Ruairi (2008) SLAN 2007: Survey of lifestyle, attitudes and nutrition in Ireland. Main report. Dublin: Department of Health and Children.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2008) Managing depressive symptoms in substance abuse clients during early recovery. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Mental Health and Drug and Alcohol Office. (2008) Clinical guidelines for nursing and midwifery practice in New South Wales: identifying and responding to drug and alcohol issues. Sydney: NSW Department of Health.

Mayock, Paula and Bryan, Audrey and Carr, Nicola and Kitching, Karl (2008) Supporting LGBT lives: A study of the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. Dublin: Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and BeLonGTo.

McKeown, Kieran and Haase, Trutz and Pratschke, Jonathan and Lanigan, Cathy and Burke, Shane and Murphy, Niamh and Allen, Lynda (2008) The well-being of parents, children & neighbourhoods: a national study of families in Respond! housing estates. Dublin: Respond Housing Association.

Shaw, April and Egan, James and Gillespie, Morag (2007) Drugs and poverty: a literature review. [S.I.]: Scottish Drug Forum.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. (2007) Drug misuse: psychosocial interventions. London: NICE.

Davis, Paul (2007) Substance misuse in young people; a brief (one-session) intervention (BI) framework for reducing hazardous or harmful use. London: University College London.

Jackson, Tim (2006) Smoking, alcohol, and drug use in Cork & Kerry 2004. Cork: Health Service Executive South (Cork & Kerry), Department of Public Health.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (2006) Detoxification and substance abuse treatment. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

McKeown, Kieran and Fitzgerald, Grace (2006) Experiences and attitudes of early school leavers: a survey of early school leavers in Ballymun & Mayo. Dublin: EQUAL Youth Project.

McKeown, Kieran and Haase, Trutz (2006) The mental health of children and the factors which influence it. A study of families in Ballymun. Dublin: Ballymun Development Group for Children and Young People (BDGCYP).

Bourke, Hilary and Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse (2005) Tobacco, alcohol and drugs for 15-17 years: data from the Irish HBSC study. Galway: National University of Ireland, Centre for Health Promotion Studies.

World Health Organization. (2004) Neuroscience of psychoactive substance use and dependence. Geneva: World Health Organization.

McKeown, Kieran and Clarke, Madeleine (2004) Male mental health in Ireland. Dublin: One Foundation.

Corrigan, Desmond (2003) Facts about drug misuse in Ireland. Dublin: Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health.

O'Farrell, Timothy J and Fals-Stewart, William (2002) Behavioural couples therapy for adult drug and alcohol users. New York: Guilford Press.

Marlatt, G. Alan and Parks, George A. and Witkiewitz, Katie (2002) Clinical guidelines for implementing relapse prevention therapy. Seattle: University of Washington.

Hawks, David and Scott, Katie and McBride, Myanda (2002) A selected review of what works in the area of prevention. Geneva: World Health Organization.

Meyers, Robert J and Squires, Daniel D (2001) The community reinforcement approach: a guideline developed for the Behavioral Health Recovery Management Project. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions.

Petry, Nancy M (2001) A clinician's guide for implementing contingency management programs. Connecticut: University of Connecticut.

Bartholomew, Norma G and Knight, Danica K and Chatham, Lois R and Simpson, D Dwayne (2000) Partners in parenting. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University. Institute of Behavioral Research.

United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention. (1999) Terminology and information on drugs revised edition. New York: United Nations.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. (1999) Treatment of adolescents with substance use disorders. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

European Commission. Directorate-General for Employment, Industrial Relations and Social Affairs.. (1995) Glossarium: drugs of abuse. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Corrigan, Desmond (1994) Facts about drug abuse in Ireland. Dublin: Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 435- National Drugs Strategy implementation [12664/15]. (31 Mar 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Addiction services: Motion (resumed) [Private Members]. (03 Oct 2012)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Addiction services: Motion [Private Members]. (02 Oct 2012)


Rintoul, Chris and McMacken, Grainne and Devine, Sinead and Patterson, Stephen (2012) Nutrition for substance users – a step by step workbook for people using alcohol and other drugs. Belfast: Council for the Homeless Northern Ireland .

Rassool, G Hussein (2010) Addiction for nurses. Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell .

Shapiro, Harry (2010) The media guide to drugs: key facts and figures for journalists. London: Drugscope .

Tallaght Local Drugs Task Force. (2010) Seminar proceedings: working with dual diagnosis clients. Dublin: Tallaght Drugs Task Force .

Headstrong. (2009) Get the lowdown on alcohol & other drugs. Headstrong Factsheets Dublin: Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health .

Robson, Philip (2009) Forbidden drugs. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

Kuhn, Cynthia and Swartzwelder, Scott and Wilson, Wilkie (2008) Buzzed: the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy. New York: W.W. Norton .

Maisto, Stephen A and Galizio, Mark and Connors, Gerard J (2008) Drug use and abuse. Wadsworth .

Kalechstein, Ari and van Gorp, Wilfred G, eds. (2007) Neuropsychology and substance use : state-of-the-art and future directions. New York: Taylor & Francis .

Shapiro, Harry (2007) The essential guide to drugs and alcohol. The Essential Series London: Drugscope .

Council of Europe. Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group). (2006) Young people and drugs: care and treatment. Strasbourg: Council of Europe .

Barksy, Allan E (2006) Alcohol, other drugs, and addictions: a professional development manual for social work and the human services. Belmont, CA: Thomson Brooks/Cole .

Winger, Gail and Woods, James H and Hofmann, Frederick G (2004) A handbook on drug and alcohol abuse: the biomedical aspects. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

Butler, Shane (2002) Alcohol, drugs and health promotion in modern Ireland. Dublin: Institute of Public Administration .

Stimmel, Barry (2002) Alcoholism, drug addiction and the road to recovery: life on the edge. New York: Haworth Medical Press .

Teesson, Maree and Degenhardt, Louisa and Hall, Wayne (2002) Addictions. Clinical psychology: a modular course Hove: Psychology Press .

Hulse, Gary and Cape, Gavin and White, Jason, eds. (2002) Management of alcohol and drug problems. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

Karch, Steven B (2002) Karch's pathology of drug abuse. Boca Raton Fl.: CRC Press .

Ghodse, Hamid (2002) Drugs and addictive behaviour: a guide to treatment. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press .

Griffiths, Paul and Vingoe, Louisa and Jansen, Karl and Sherval, James and Lewis, Roger and Hartnoll, Richard and Nilson, Margareta, eds. (1997) New trends in synthetic drugs in the EU: epidemiology and demand-reduction responses. EMCDDA Insights Series no. 1 Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities .


(2020) Alcohol, other drugs, and health: current evidence newsletter. . Boston: Boston University School of Medicine/Boston Medical Center.


O'Dwyer, Louise (2013) ‘If you use speed and then downers, would you be back to normal?’ An analysis of the perspectives of young people regarding alcohol, drugs and tobacco: a Togher Link Up case study. Other thesis, School of Applied Social Studies, Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork.

Connor, Dearbhla (2012) Investigating the role of life events on youth mental health outcomes : A population-based follow-up study. PhD thesis, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Redmond, Sue (2008) Exploration into the drug and alcohol related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours of early school leavers aged 15-20 years in the west of Ireland. Masters thesis, University of Limerick.


Health Research Board. (2020) National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) data [Ireland].

Central Statistics Office. (2020) Women and men in Ireland.

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. (2020) GHDx: Global Health Data exchange.


Cork City Partnership. (2015) Directory of drug and alcohol services in Cork and Kerry. Cork City Partnership;Health Service Executive; Cork Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force and Southern Regional Drug and alcohol Task Force, Cork.

(2012) UK Why invest? - How drug treatment and recovery services work for individuals, communities and society. National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse, London.

Narcotics Anonymous. (2010) Parents and carers handbook. Narcotics Anonymous, Dublin.


Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2012) Mental health and growing up factsheet. Drugs and alcohol - what parents need to know. London: Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Rape Crisis Network Ireland. (2012) Calling time on sexual violence and alcohol: the facts. Factsheet 7: assessing and measuring the impact of drugs and alcohol in sexual violence. Dublin: Rape Crisis Network Ireland.

NIDA-SAMHSA Blending Initiative. (2006) Motivational interviewing assessment: supervisory tools for enhancing proficiency (MIA:STEP). Oregon: Northwest Frontier Addiction Technology Transfer Center.


Substance Misuse Management in General Practice. (2020) SMMGP clinical updates. URL:

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