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HSE National Social Inclusion Office. The changing nature of the benzodiazepine market.: new combinations emerging in Ireland. (27 May 2020)

HSE Social Inclusion. [Health Service Executive] , Keenan, Eamon Advisory notice by HSE Social Inclusion to addiction services in Ireland. (01 May 2020)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Over-prescription of tablets helping to drive illicit street trade. (28 Apr 2020)

Vold, Jørn Henrik and Skurtveit, Svetlana and Aas, Christer and Chalabianloo, Fatemeh and Kloster, Pia Synnøve and Johansson, Kjell Arne and Fadnes, Lars Thore . (2020) Dispensations of benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics, and gabapentinoids to patients receiving opioid agonist therapy; a prospective cohort study in Norway from 2013 to 2017. BMC Health Services Research, 20 (352) DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05195-5

Vivolo-Kantor, Alana M and Hoots, Brooke E and Scholl, Lawrence and Pickens, Cassandra and Roehler, Douglas R and Board, Amy and Mustaquim, Desiree and Smith, Herschel and Snodgrass, Stephanie and Liu, Stephen . (2020) Nonfatal drug overdoses treated in emergency departments - United States, 2016-2017. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 69 (13) DOI: 10.15585/mmwr.mm6913a3

Tori, Marco E and Larochelle, Marc R and Naimi, Timothy S . (2020) Alcohol or benzodiazepine co-involvement with opioid overdose deaths in the United States, 1999-2017. JAMA Network Open, 3 (4 e202361) 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.2361

Adolescent Addiction Service. (2020) Adolescent Addiction Service report 2020. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. (2020) Novel benzodiazepines: a review of the evidence of use and harms of novel benzodiazepines. London: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. 44 p.

[Irish Examiner] , Walsh, Rowena Bitter pill: Benzodiazepine medication by Irish over-65s in Ireland highest in OECD. (29 Feb 2020)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Study shows Dublin hospital has third highest number of drug-related medical emergencies. (19 Feb 2020)

O'Callaghan, Michael Edmund and Regan, Liam and Wilson, Maria and Byrne, Emmett and Hollywood, Brid and O'Kelly, Fergus and O'Ciardha, Darach (2020) Acceptability and accuracy of oral fluid drug testing for patients on methadone maintenance. Irish Journal of Medical Science , 189 , pp. 557-561.

HRB National Drugs Library. (2019) Factsheet: Sedatives and tranquilisers - the Irish situation. Dublin: HRB National Drugs Library.

Health Research Board. (2019) National Drug-Related Deaths Index 2008 to 2017 data. Health Research Board.

Harnett, Yvonne and Drakeford, Clive and Dunne, Lisa and McLoughlin, Declan M and Kennedy, Noel (2019) Physician, heal thyself: a cross-sectional survey of doctors’ personal prescribing habits. Journal of Medical Ethics , 46 , (4) , pp. 231-235.

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health. (2019) Canadian guidelines on benzodiazepine receptor agonist use disorder among older adults. Toronto: Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health. 26 p.

[Health Research Board] HRB report sharp rise in cocaine treatment. (07 Nov 2019)

MacCleod, John and Steer, Colin and Tilling, Kate and Cornish, Rosie and Marsden, John and Millar, Tim and Strang, John and Hickman, Matthew [PLOS One] . (2019) Prescription of benzodiazepines, z-drugs, and gabapentinoids and mortality risk in people receiving opioid agonist treatment: observational study based on the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Office for National Statistics death records. PLoS ONE, 16 (11 e1002965) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002965

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Psychiatrist describes Medical Council views on benzodiazepines as 'utterly alarmist'. (04 Oct 2019)

[Irish Times] , Houston, Muiris Benzodiazepine warning is highly significant. (30 Sep 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , McDermott, Stephen Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs. (19 Sep 2019)

Schaffer, Andrea L and Buckley, Nicholas A and Cairns, Rose and Pearson, Sallie . (2019) Comparison of prescribing patterns before and after implementation of a national policy to reduce inappropriate alprazolam prescribing in Australia. JAMA Network Open, 2 (9) 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.11590

Taylor, Stephen and Annand, Fizz and Burkinshaw, Peter and Greaves, Felix and Kelleher, Michael and Knight, Jonathan and Perkins, Clare and Tran, Anh and White, Martin and Marsden, John [Public Health England] . (2019) Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines An evidence review. London: Public Health England. 152 p.

Islam, M. Mofizul and Wollersheim, Dennis . (2019) A comparison of opioids and benzodiazepines dispensing in Australia. PLoS ONE, 14 (8) https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221438

[Irish Times] Irish Times view on Benzodiazepine use: a cause for concern. (15 Jul 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Finn, Christina Benzodiazepine use in Irish over 65s is higher than international average. (08 Jul 2019)

National Patient Safety Office. (2019) National Healthcare Quality Reporting System annual report 2019. Dublin: Department of Health.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2019) Drugs in syringes from six European cities: results from the ESCAPE project 2017. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac DNA database assists in 870 cases. (10 Apr 2019)

Health Research Board. (2019) National Drug Treatment Reporting System 2011-2017 drug data. Dublin: Health Research Board.

[Independent.ie] , Feehan, Conor Codeine addiction surges as workers seek hangover cure. (21 Mar 2019)

[RTE News] , Corrigan, Conn The hidden side of benzo use uncovered. (08 Mar 2019)

[RTE News] , Corrigan, Conn Sharp regional variations in benzo prescribing. (07 Mar 2019)

[RTE News] , Corrigan, Conn Revealed: Massive rise in antidepressant prescribing. (06 Mar 2019)

[thejournal.ie] , Thomas, Conal From medicine cabinet to the streets: Abuse of prescription drugs rises in Dublin. (22 Feb 2019)

Health Research Board. (2019) National Drug-Related Deaths Index 2004 to 2016 data. Dublin: Health Research Board.

Royal College of Psychiatrists. (2019) Benzodiazepines leaflet. Royal College of Psychiatrists, London.

Lyphout, C and Yates, C and Margolin, Z R and Dargan, P I and Dines, A M and Heyerdahl, F and Hovda, K E and Giraudon, I and Bucher-Bartelson, B and Green, J L and Wood, D M (2019) Presentations to the emergency department with non-medical use of benzodiazepines and Z-drugs: profiling and relation to sales data. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 75 , (1) , pp. 77-81.

Ismail, Muhammad Fahmi and Doherty, Kieran and Bradshaw, Paula and O'Sullivan, Iomhar and Cassidy, Eugene M (2019) Symptom-triggered therapy for assessment and management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the emergency department short-stay clinical decision unit. Emergency Medicine Journal , 36 , (1) , pp. 18-21.

McNamara, Sinead and Stokes, Siobhan and Nolan, J (2019) The emergence of New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) benzodiazepines. A survey of their prevalence in opioid substitution patients using LC-MS. Irish Medical Journal , 112 , (7) , pp. 970-976.

(2018) Workshop. Harm reduction services: engaging with people who use drugs. In: National Drugs Forum 2018, 12 November 2018, Aviva Stadium.

[Irish Times] , Siggins, Lorna Internet valium abuse a growing problem in Galway city, says mayor. (03 Oct 2018)

Health Protection Surveillance Centre. (2018) Drug-related bloodborne viruses in Ireland. Dublin: Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

Hernandez, Inmaculada and He, Meiqi and Brooks, Maria M . (2018) Exposure-response association between concurrent opioid and benzodiazepine use and risk of opioid-related overdose in Medicare part D beneficiaries. American Medical Association. JAMA Network Open, 1 (2) 180919. 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0919

[Irish Examiner] , Ryan, Conor Local projects report abuse of benzos. (31 May 2018)

[Health Research Board] HRB publishes latest drug treatment figures for Ireland 2010 – 2016. (29 May 2018)

Health Research Board. (2018) Drug treatment in Ireland NDTRS 2010 to 2016. Dublin: Health Research Board.

[Irish Times] , Hilliard, Mark Regenerating Dublin’s north inner city. (04 Apr 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Study highlights long-term prescription drug use. (03 Apr 2018)

Banndrup, Lone and Ebdrup, Bjorn J and Rasmussen, Jesper O and Lindschou, Jane and Gluud, Christian and Glenthoj, Birte J [The Cochrane Library] . (2018) Pharmacological interventions for benzodiazepine discontinuation in chronic benzodiazepine users. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011481.pub2

Murphy, Mark and Osborne, Brian and Delargy, Ide and O'Brien, John (2018) ICGP submission to the Joint Committee on Health on prescribing pattern monitoring and the audit of usage and effectiveness trends for prescribed medications. Dublin: Irish College of General Practitioners.

[Independent.ie] , Byrne, Katie The hidden epidemic: How Ireland has become addicted to benzodiazepines. (27 Feb 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answers 325, 326, 327 & 328 - Medicinal products regulation [6693/18]. (13 Feb 2018)

[Independent.ie] , Schiller, Robin More arrests in capital as 'Benzos' sold 'like sweets'. (12 Feb 2018)

Lynn, Ena and Lyons, Suzi (2018) Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users 2004–2015. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 64, Winter 2018 , pp. 4-6.

Rowntree, R and Sweeney, J and Crumlish, N and Flynn, G (2018) How do we compare with best practice? A completed audit of benzodiazepine and z-hypnotic prescribing. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 35 , (4) , pp. 321-324.

Murphy, Kevin D and Lambert, Sharon and McCarthy, Suzanne and Sahm, Laura J and Byrne, Stephen (2018) "You don't feel": The experience of youth benzodiazepine misuse in Ireland. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs , 50 , (2) , pp. 121-128.

Wall, Marianne and Lambert, Sharon and Horan, Aidan (2018) An evaluation of practitioner's experience of service users seeking community detoxification from benzodiazepines. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs , 50 , (3) , pp. 224-230.

Cadogan, Cathal A and Ryan, Cristín and Cahir, Caitriona and Bradley, Colin P and Bennett, Kathleen (2018) Benzodiazepine and Z-drug prescribing in Ireland: analysis of national prescribing trends from 2005-2015. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 84 , (6) , pp. 1354-1363.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2018) The misuse of benzodiazepines among high-risk opioid users in Europe (perspectives on drugs). Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 10 p.

Health Research Board. (2017) National Drug-Related Deaths Index 2004 to 2015 data. Dublin: Health Research Board.

[Health Research Board] Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures. (12 Dec 2017)

James, Kate, ed. Roe, Julie and O'Mara, Ben and Munro, Geoff and Bajurny, Laura . (2017) Prevention research. is there a pill for that? The increasing harms from opioid and benzodiazepine medication. Melbourne: Alcohol and Drug Foundation. 34 p.

Lyons, Suzi (2017) Updated community detoxification protocols for methadone and benzodiazepines. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 62, Summer 2017 , p. 31.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Callaghan, Helen Tranquilliser trap: the pain of pill addiction. (21 Jul 2017)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 143 - Misuse of drugs [31711/17]. (06 Jul 2017)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Forensic scientists detect 27 new recreational drugs. (17 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh 'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin. (13 May 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , Ó Fátharta, Conall Half of those treated for problem drug use on heroin. (11 May 2017)

[Independent.ie] Fall in number of drug users seeking first-time help for addiction. (11 May 2017)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Orla Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs. (05 May 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Laws tackle booming trade in sedatives and sleeping tablets. (05 May 2017)

[Irish College of General Practitioners] New Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2017 – Advice for GP prescribing. (04 May 2017)

[Department of Health] Commencement of the Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Act 2016 and associated Ministerial Regulations and Orders. (03 May 2017)

Health Research Board. (2017) Drug treatment in Ireland 2009-2015. Dublin: Health Research Board.

Forensic Science Ireland. (2017) Forensic Science Ireland annual report 2016. Dublin: Forensic Science Ireland.

James, Philip (2017) Young people and benzodiazepine use. drugs.ie.

[breakingnews.ie] , Murphy, Ann GP warns of Xanax and prescription drugs for sale on Cork streets. (14 Feb 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Sweeney, Eamon Medication Nation: 9 Horrifying revelations from Dr Eva Orsmond's documentary. (31 Jan 2017)

[Irish Medical Times] , Shannon, June Sleeping pill-related deaths increase by 41%. (16 Jan 2017)

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Hearne, Evelyn (2017) New psychoactive substances (NPS) on cryptomarket fora: an exploratory study of characteristics of forum activity between NPS buyers and vendors. International Journal of Drug Policy , 40 , pp. 102-110.

Adolescent addiction service. (2017) Adolescent addiction service report 2017. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

McNamara, Patricia H and Coen, Robert and Redmond, Janice and Doherty, Colin P and Bergin, Colm (2017) A high prevalence rate of a positive screen for cognitive impairment in patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus attending an Irish clinic. Open Forum Infectious Diseases , 4 , (1) , ofw242.

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. [NDARC] (2017) Quick guide to drugs & alcohol. New South Wales: Drug Info. State Library of NSW. 135 p.

[thejournal.ie] , Russell, Cliodhna Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses. (30 Dec 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Ryan, Orla Gardaí given new powers to test drivers for drugs at roadside. (21 Dec 2016)

[Health Research Board] Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures. (13 Dec 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Seizures of illicit prescription drugs soaring. (03 Dec 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 36 - Prescriptions data [Opioids and sedatives] [37968/16]. (01 Dec 2016)

[Medical Independent] , Reilly, Catherine Other drugs ‘could fill the void’ following abused drug controls — HSE addiction specialist. (16 Nov 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 68 - Misuse of drugs [Sedatives] [20705/16]. (12 Jul 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Bill 2016: Second stage (Resumed) (Continued). (07 Jul 2016)

[thejournal.ie] “Let’s be honest, the war on drugs has failed - it hasn’t actually done anything”. (15 May 2016)

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. [UNODC] (2016) Terminology and information on drugs. New York: United Nations. 86 p.

[Independent.ie] , Phelan, Shane Even before they're teenagers, children are trying drugs. (24 Jan 2016)

[Independent.ie] , Sheehan, Maeve Crisis of the prescription drug addicts. (17 Jan 2016)

Cooper, Janine A and Moriarty, Frank and Ryan, Cristín and Smith, Susan M and Bennett, Kathleen and Fahey, Tom and Wallace, Emma and Cahir, Caitriona and Williams, David and Teeling, Mary and Hughes, Carmel M (2016) Potentially inappropriate prescribing in two populations with differing socio-economic profiles: a cross-sectional database study using the PROMPT criteria. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology , 72 , (5) , pp. 583-591.

Ana Liffey Drug Project. (2016) Community detoxification protocols: benzodiazepines. Dublin: Ana Liffey Drug Project.

[thejournal.ie] Cocaine, hash and benzos seized as gardaí target Limerick drug gangs. (14 Nov 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate – Written answer- Misuse of drugs [35258/15]. (20 Oct 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann topical issue debate - Misuse of drugs. (06 Oct 2015)

Corrigan, Deirdre (2015) Statistics from the Northern Ireland drug misuse database: 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015. Belfast: Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

BMA Board of Science. [BMA] (2015) Prescribed drugs associated with dependence and withdrawal – building a consensus for action. Analysis report. London: British Medical Association. 44 p.

Lyons, Suzi (2015) Benzodiazepine use among young people attending a treatment centre. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 55, Autumn 2015 , p. 13.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2015) Best practice in drug interventions: prescription medicines. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

[Irish Examiner] , Shanahan, Catherine Third of students use legal drugs to ‘get high’. (28 Aug 2015)

[Medical Independent] , Cahill, Niamh Students using prescription medications to ‘get high’. (27 Aug 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Opiate death risk warning. (25 Aug 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac 400,000 tablets seized as crisis deepens. (11 Aug 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac DRUGS CRISIS: rising drug potency poses greater danger. (05 Jun 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Alcohol initiative to tackle abuse. (05 Jun 2015)

Murphy, Kevin D and Sahm, Laura J and McCarthy, Suzanne and Byrne, Stephen (2015) Benzodiazepine prescribing guideline adherence and misuse potential in Irish minors. International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy , 37 , (5) , pp. 749-752.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. [EMCDDA] (2015) Perspectives on drugs: The misuse of benzodiazepines among high-risk opioid users in Europe. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. 8 p.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. [RACGP] (2015) Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice, Part B - benzodiazepines. Victoria: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. 101 p.

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 23 - Misuse of drugs [20536/15]. (28 May 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Five heroin gangs operating in Cork are mainly users. (19 May 2015)

Darker, Catherine D and Sweeney, Brion and Barry, Joseph and Farrell, Michael and Donnelly-Swift, Erica . (2015) Psychosocial interventions for benzodiazepine harmful use, abuse or dependence. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 5 DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009652.pub2

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Roísín Shortall to press Leo Varadkar over delays to drug laws. (14 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac ‘Heads in sand’ at surge in drug abuse. (13 Apr 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Barry, Siobhan Special report: A state of high anxiety over antidepressant prescription. (19 Mar 2015)

[thejournal.ie] Mammy’s Little Helper: How should we deal with anxiety disorders? (06 Mar 2015)

[Limerick Post] , Jacques, Alan Violent undercurrent to Limerick City’s drug problem. (12 Feb 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 187 - Legislative programme [benzodiazepines, z-drugs] [6395/15]. (12 Feb 2015)

[Vice] , Costello, Norma Irish addicts can't get help unless they're on the 'right' mix of drugs. (05 Feb 2015)

Cadogan, Cathal A and Ryder, Sheila A (2015) Community pharmacists' role in benzodiazepine supply in Ireland: a questionnaire of pharmacists' views and experiences. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice , 23 , (6) , pp. 415-422.

Cadogen, C and Ryder, S (2015) An audit of prescribing practices for benzodiazepines and z-drugs. Irish Medical Journal , 108 , (3) , pp. 84-86.

O'Sullivan, K and Reulbach, U and Boland, F and Motterlini, N and Kelly, D and Bennett, K and Fahey, T (2015) Benzodiazepine prescribing in children under 15 years of age receiving free medical care on the General Medical Services scheme in Ireland. BMJ Open , 5 , (6) , e007070.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2015) Final report of the European drug emergencies network (Euro‐DEN) March 2015. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac TD: No political will to tackle benzos. (27 Dec 2014)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Drink-drive clampdown leads to fall in drug-use road deaths. (16 Dec 2014)

Burch, Jane and Gruenebaum, Dane [The Cochrane Library] . (2014) Clinical question: What are the effects of benzodiazepines in people with alcohol withdrawal? London: Wiley. Cochrane Clinical Answers

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Drugs dealing. (27 Nov 2014)

[Medical Independent] GP concerns were raised over any benzodiazepine prescription changes. (23 Oct 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 25- Drugs dealing [35382/14]. (24 Sep 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , Pickover, Ella Sedative raises Alzheimer’s risk: study. [Benzodiazepines]. (10 Sep 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , McDonald, Brian Treatment for ‘benzos’ addiction soars. (29 Aug 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Halloran, Georgina Drugs found in 38% of homicide victims. (25 Aug 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 206- Legislative measures [28869/14]. (03 Jul 2014)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Moves to enhance drug treatment services. (09 Apr 2014)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 635 - Medicinal products availability [16438/14]. (08 Apr 2014)

[thejournal.ie] Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution. (20 Mar 2014)

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Brennan, Rebekah (2014) An in-depth case examination of an exotic dancer’s experience of melanotan. International Journal of Drug Policy , 25 , (3) , pp. 444-450.

Keenan, Rosemarie and O'Hare, James (2014) Down in the wards: point prevalence of antidepressant and benzodiazepine use. Irish Medical Journal , 107 , (3) .

Drummond, Anne and Codd, Mary (2014) Drugs and health in Irish prisons 2011. A report for prisoners. National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol.

Murphy, Kevin Daniel and Byrne, Stephen and McCarthy, Suzanne and Lambert, Sharon and Sahm, Laura Jane (2014) Benzodiazepine use among young attendees of an Irish substance treatment center. Journal of Addiction Medicine , 8 , (3) , pp. 199-204.

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (2014) Statistics from the Northern Ireland drug misuse database: 1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014. Belfast: Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

Uisce. (2014) Brass Munkie. Issue 27, Autumn 2014 . Dublin: UISCE.

Gilroy, D and O'Brien, S and Barry, Joseph and Ivers, Jo-Hanna H and Whiston, Lucy and Keenan, Eamon and Darker, Catherine D (2014) Benzodiazepine use in a methadone maintained opiate dependent cohort in Ireland. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , 16 , (2) , pp. 23-30.

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Priority question 3 - Substance misuse [54126/13]. (18 Dec 2013)

[Irish Medical Times] , Mudiwa, Lloyd Detox unit invites referrals. (11 Dec 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Tranquillisers and methadone send drug-related deaths soaring by 30%. (11 Nov 2013)

[Irish Medical Times] Data on antidepressant prescribing now available. (01 Nov 2013)

UISCE. (2013) Brass Munkie. Issue 25, Autumn 2013 . Dublin: UISCE.

[rte.ie] Rise in addiction to cocktail of alcohol, cocaine and benzodiazepine. (14 Oct 2013)

[Irish Medical Times] , Culliton, Gary Draft drugs SIs expected shortly. (03 Oct 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 8. Misuse of drugs [39927/13]. (26 Sep 2013)

[thejournal.ie] Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report. (06 Sep 2013)

[Irish Medical Times] , Reilly, Catherine DoH clarifies policy on handwritten scripts. (04 Sep 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann Debate. Written answers 480 & 491 - National drug-related deaths index [32913/13 & 32914/13]. (09 Jul 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Record number of synthetic chemicals detected. (01 Jun 2013)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 614 – Misuse of drugs [12640/13]. (12 Mar 2013)

Mid West Regional Drugs Task Force. Corrigan, Desmond and Dermody, Aoife and King, Dermot and Cafferty, Siobhan and Buckley, Anne and Cullen, Walter (2013) Benzodiazepine abuse. Next steps conference videos. In: Benzodiazepine abuse: Next steps conference, Limerick.

[Irish Examiner] , Black, Fergus Doctor prescribed strong tranquilliser to teen heroin addict. (09 Jan 2013)

(2013) Commissioning treatment for dependence on prescription and over-the-counter medicines: a guide for NHS and local authority commissioners. London: Public Health England. 6 p.

O'Gorman, Aileen and Piggott, Kevin and Napier, Kristina and Driscoll, Alan and Emerson, Darren and Mooney, Robert and Fennelly, Cara and Gately, Pamela and Foley, Mary (2013) An analysis of current licit and illicit drug use patterns in the Finglas-Cabra local drugs task force area. Dublin: Finglas/Cabra Local Drugs Task Force.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Cutting jail benzo use reduces violence. (03 Dec 2012)

[thejournal.ie] Legislation to address street trading of benzodiazepines ‘due in early 2013′. (19 Nov 2012)

[Oireachtas] Written answers - Misuse of drugs [49108/12]. (08 Nov 2012)

[Irish Medical Times] Over 65s at increased risk of developing dementia with benzodiazepines. (04 Oct 2012)

Apantaku-Olajide, Tunde and Ducray, Kevin and Byrne, Patricia and Smyth, Bobby P (2012) Perception of unmet needs and association with benzodiazepine misuse among patients on a methadone maintenance treatment programme. The Psychiatrist , 36 , (5) , pp. 169-174.

[Irish Medical Times] , Gantly, Dara Service shortfalls are the reason behind prescribing rates — IMO. (04 Apr 2012)

[Medical Independent] , Shannon, June HSE benzodiazepine letters to encourage quality prescribing. (23 Mar 2012)

Keenaghan, Celia and Sweeney, Joanna and McGowan, Bernie . (2012) Care options for primary care: the development of best practice guidance on social prescribing for primary care teams. Dublin: Keenaghan Research and Communication. 71 p.

Stokes, Siobhan (2012) Quantitative evidence of a heroin drought. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 40, Winter 2011 , pp. 21-23.

Dermody, Aoife and Lyons, Suzi (2012) The national community detoxification initiative. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 40, Winter 2011 , pp. 19-20.

Comiskey, Catherine and Stapleton, Robert and Kelly, Paul (2012) Ongoing cocaine and benzodiazepine use: effects on acquisitive crime committal rates amongst opiate users in treatment. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 19 , (5) , pp. 406-414.

Lyons, Suzi (2012) Unmet needs and benzodiazepine misuse among people in treatment. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 43, Autumn 2012 , p. 27.

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency. (2012) Statistics from the Northern Ireland Drug Misuse Database: 1 April 2011 – 31 March 2012. Belfast: Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety.

Dolan, Catherine and Omer, Sami and Glynn, Deirdre A and Corcoran, Michelle and McCarthy, Geraldine (2012) Benzodiazepine and Z-drug prescribing for elderly people in a general hospital: a complete audit cycle. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 29 , (2) , pp. 128-131.

Parsons, Graham (2012) Dependence on benzodiazepines or Z-drugs: having that conversation. Irish Pharmacy Union Review , (December) , pp. 25-29.

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. [SAMHSA, US] (2012) Clinical drug testing in primary care. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. 96 p. Technical Assistance Publication (TAP) Series 30

Cassidy, Eugene M and O'Sullivan, Iomhar and Bradshaw, Paula and Islam, Tariq and Onovo, Chidozie (2012) Symptom-triggered benzodiazepine therapy for alcohol withdrawal syndrome in the emergency department: a comparison with the standard fixed dose benzodiazepine regimen. Emergency Medicine Journal , 29 , pp. 802-804.

College of Psychiatry of Ireland. (2012) A consensus statement on the use of Benzodiazepines in specialist mental health services. EAP position paper. Dublin: College of Psychiatry of Ireland.

[Oireachtas] 146. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Health the steps which have been taken to implement the report of his Department’s benzodiazepine committee; the total cost of benzodiazepine prescribing to the health service. 25156/11]. (21 Sep 2011)

[Home Office UK] UK Home Office has announced a ban on the import of phenazepam. (21 Jul 2011)

[Medical Independent] , Shannon, June An addiction on prescription. (30 Jun 2011)

[Department of Health] Minister Shortall launches Report on Responding to Benzodiazepine use in Ballymun. (21 Jun 2011)

RTE News. [RTE News] Long-term patients taking inappropriate drugs. (06 Apr 2011)

Bellerose, Delphine (2011) Benzodiazepine use in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 36, Winter 2010 , pp. 1-3.

International Narcotics Control Board. (2011) Report of the International Narcotics Control Board on the availability of internationally controlled drugs: ensuring adequate access for medical and scientific purposes. New York: United Nations.

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