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Lewer, Dan and Tweed, Emily J and Aldridge, Robert W and Morley, Katherine . (2019) Causes of hospital admission and mortality among people who use heroin: a cohort study comparing relative and absolute risks. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, Early online https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.06.027

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Fifteen children under five poisoned by heroin and ecstasy. (15 Jul 2019)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Concerns at trends with cannabis, ecstasy and heroin. (07 Jun 2019)

OECD. (2019) Addressing problematic opioid use in OECD countries. Paris: OECD Publishing.

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.

HRB National Drugs Library. (2019) Factsheet: Opiates - the Irish situation. Dublin: HRB National Drugs Library.

[Irish Times] , Roche, Barry Big increase in heroin addiction in Cork and Kerry. (22 Jan 2019)

Pardo, Bryce and Jirka, Taylor and Caulkins, Jonathan P and Kilmer, Beau and Reuter, Peter and Stein, Bradley D . (2019) The future of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Santa Monica: RAND Corporation. 265 p.

[Irish Mirror] , Hughes, Edel Over 300 kids poisoned by household and illegal drugs in Ireland last year. (29 Dec 2018)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Four homeless families living in Coolmine drug rehab centre. (14 Dec 2018)

Kilmer, Beau and Taylor, Jirka and Caulkins, Jonathan P and Mueller, Pam A and Ober, Allison J and Pardo, Bryce and Smart, Rosanna and Strang, Lucy and Reuter, Peter (2018) Considering heroin-assisted treatment and supervised drug consumption sites in the United States. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

[Extra.ie] , Lee, John Gardaí say: ‘State should supply heroin to new drugs centre’. (25 Nov 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Dyas, Grace 'Heroin in Ireland is an economic massacre - we have to find a new solution'. (26 Sep 2018)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty ‘Working-class people have become so dehumanised by this drug’. (24 Sep 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , Brophy, Daragh 'Life is so much more chaotic': a day on addiction outreach in Limerick city. (22 Sep 2018)

[thejournal.ie] , McDermott, Stephen The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers. (13 Sep 2018)

Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2018) Regulation: the responsible control of drugs. Global Commission on Drug Policy. 56 p.

[thejournal.ie] , Halpin, Hayley Bed bugs, used needles and rat droppings - life inside homeless accommodation. (27 Aug 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , Burke, Roisin Falling into addiction: a look at alcohol and drug abuse. (22 Aug 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac From nuns with needles to crash mats for clients. (16 Aug 2018)

[Belfastlive] , Corr, Shauna Belfast heroin addicts supplied via drug mules on buses and trains. (15 Aug 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Simon Community urging State to legally prescribe heroin to users. (14 Aug 2018)

[Belfast Telegraph] Northern Ireland hospital deals with 170 drug overdoses in two months - Two dead from heroin in last few days. (10 Aug 2018)

[The Times] , Sanz, Catherine Injection centre for heroin users may extend to crack and cocaine. (18 Jul 2018)

[Irish Medical Times] , Doyle, Peter Minister has fears over ‘high heroin-related deaths’. (22 Jun 2018)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Fears at revival in stronger cocaine and ecstasy. (08 Jun 2018)

[Hot Press] , Clark, Stuart How to end Ireland's drug deaths epidemic. (07 Jun 2018)

[Irish Times] , Lally, Conor Addicts injecting in subhuman conditions, senior Garda says. (09 May 2018)

Lynn, Therese and Lynn, Ena and Keenan, Eamon and Lyons, Suzi (2018) Trends in injector deaths in Ireland, as recorded by the National Drug-Related Deaths Index, 1998–2014. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs , 79 , (2) , pp. 286-292.

Smyth, Bobby P and Ducray, Kevin and Cullen, Walter (2018) Changes in psychological well-being among heroin-dependent adolescents during psychologically supported opiate substitution treatment. Early Intervention in Psychiatry , 12 , (3) , pp. 417-425.

Smyth, Bobby P and Elmusharaf, Khalifa and Cullen, Walter (2018) Opioid substitution treatment and heroin dependent adolescents: reductions in heroin use and treatment retention over twelve months. BMC Pediatrics , 18 , (1) , p. 151.

Hart, Wayne and Healy, Deirdre (2018) ‘An inside job’: An autobiographical account of desistance. European Journal of Probation , 10 , (2) , pp. 103-119.

Mid America ATTC. (2018) Prescription opioids and heroin patient education. Kansas: Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network.

[thejournal.ie : The 42] 'Heroin ripped through Dublin... And this place we loved was at the heart of the city’s epidemic'. (31 Dec 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac ‘High’ heroin use by young in regional cities. (30 Dec 2017)

[Evening Echo] , Burke, Roisin 600 heroin addicts in Cork as the debate over needle bins continues. (19 Dec 2017)

Coomber, Ross and Moyle, Leah . (2017) The changing shape of street-level heroin and crack supply in England: commuting, holidaying and cuckooing drug dealers across ‘county lines’. Centre for Crime and Justice Studies. The British Journal of Criminology, azx068 https://doi.org/10.1093/bjc/azx068

[Belfast Telegraph] , Leonard, Victoria Drug Fentanyl 100 times more powerful than morphine is killer, warns Northern Ireland coroner. (22 Sep 2017)

[Irish Times] , Freyne, Patrick ‘We marched on four dealers that night’: Dublin’s anti-drug wars. (16 Sep 2017)

[Belfast Telegraph] , Campbell, Brett Class tramadol with heroin and cocaine, says Northern Ireland medical expert. (01 Aug 2017)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Cocaine use rise as economy returns is one of challenges for State lab. (03 Jul 2017)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Ireland's drug problem: rise of killer synthetic opioids. (07 Jun 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)

Cosford, Paul [NHS] . (2017) NHS Central Alert System: Evidence of harm from fentanyl-contaminated heroin. London: Department of Health.

[thejournal.ie] , MacNamee, Garreth A number of city centre overdoses linked to gang's toxic drug mixing in flats complex. (01 May 2017)

[Independent.ie] , Egan, Barry Decriminalise heroin to save lives - Philly. (29 Jan 2017)

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

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel Study backs screening heroin users for alcohol issues. (27 Dec 2016)

Health Research Board. (2016) National Drug-Related Deaths Index 2004 to 2014 data. Dublin: Health Research Board.

[Independent.ie] , Cusack, Jim The war on drugs is lost... so what do we do now? (13 Nov 2016)

National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol, Northern Ireland. Department of Health. (2016) Prevalence of drug use and gambling in Ireland & drug use in Northern Ireland. Bulletin 1. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol.

[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Maintenance prescribing saves lives of English heroin addicts. Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (8 November 2016) 5 p.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Hauls of heroin and powerful guns surged significantly last year. (07 Oct 2016)

[Irish Times] , O'Halloran, Marie ‘Drug-driving’ test to focus on cocaine, cannabis, heroin. (28 Sep 2016)

[Herald.ie] , O'Keeffe, Alan Fears grow that powerful 'super heroin' will cause more deaths on city streets. (14 Sep 2016)

, Brophy, Daragh How would a Dublin drug injecting room operate? We spoke to the boss of the Sydney centre. (03 Sep 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Gardaí fear further deaths as super-strong synthetic drug spreads. (02 Sep 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Murphy, Peter 'The whole thing took five minutes': young woman talks about saving the life of a heroin addict. (01 Sep 2016)

O'Heaire, Gary (2016) Clondalkin Tús Nua street based harm reduction service activity report 2011 - 2015. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

[Herald.ie] , Foy, Ken and Grant, Martin and Larkin, Laura Gardai vow crackdown on 'super-heroin' smugglers. (12 Aug 2016)

[thejournal.ie] , Sheils McNamee, Michael Heroin the number one drug for hospital admissions as 'legal high' use grows. (04 Aug 2016)

Comiskey, Catherine M and Hyland, John and Hyland, Pauline (2016) Parenthood, child care, and heroin use: outcomes after three years. Substance Use & Misuse , 51 , (12) , pp. 1600-1609.

Cannon, Aoife (2016) Psychological health of heroin-dependent teenagers in treatment. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 58, Summer 2016 , pp. 23-24.

[Independent.ie] Study shows dramatic increase in heroin deaths. (01 Jun 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac EU police flags hike in massive heroin hauls. (06 Apr 2016)

Hearne, Evelyn and Grund, Jean-Paul Cornelius and Van Hout, Marie Claire and McVeigh, Jim (2016) A scoping review of home-produced heroin and amphetamine-type stimulant substitutes: implications for prevention, treatment, and policy. Harm Reduction Journal , 13 , (14) .

[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2016) Clonidine trialled in new anti-relapse role for heroin dependence. Drug and Alcohol Findings Bulletin (11 April 2016)

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

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Just 3% of heroin in Ireland is seized, says UN. (23 Feb 2016)

[Independent.ie] , Larkin, Laura and Dillon, Fiona We've seen children aged 9 taking cocaine and heroin at 11, drugs worker reveals. (25 Jan 2016)

Lyons, Suzi (2016) Overdose risk among heroin users: a pilot prevention study. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 56, Winter 2016 , pp. 19-20.

Ahmad, Maryam and Richardson, Anna [Home Office UK] . (2016) Impact of the reduction in heroin supply between 2010 and 2011. London: Home Office. 45 p. Research report 91

O'Gorman, Aileen and Driscoll, Alan and Moore, Kerri and Roantree, Doireann (2016) Outcomes: drug harms, policy harms, poverty and inequality. Dublin: Clondalkin Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Landmark Cabinet decision backs drug-injecting centres. (16 Dec 2015)

[thejournal.ie] “No matter where you live, you probably have somebody injecting heroin pretty near you”. (15 Dec 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Rooney, Declan Heroin 'is now a major problem in Galway'. (02 Dec 2015)

[Independent.ie] , Courtney, Lorraine Plans for heroin injection centres a step in right direction. (06 Nov 2015)

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Opening injection rooms 'not simple', says Varadkar. (03 Nov 2015)

(2015) Address by Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin T.D. In: London School of Economics IDEAS Forum, 2 November, London.

[RTE News] Should drug addicts have a safe place to inject? (04 Oct 2015)

Horan, John Aidan and Deasy, Conor and Henry, Kieran and O'Brien, Declan and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2015) Overdose risk perceptions and experience of overdose among heroin users in Cork, Ireland. Preliminary results from a pilot overdose prevention study. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , 17 , (5) , pp. 19-26.

[Irish Examiner] , Baker, Noel Clinic implants State’s first opiate ‘blocker’. (06 Sep 2015)

Health Service Executive. (2015) Health A-Z. Drug misuse. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

, Sheils McNamee, Michael Heroin on the rise: 22 mothers taken into drug facility with their children. (15 Jul 2015)

Strang, John and Groshkova, Teodora and Uchtenhagen, A and van den Brink, Wim and Haasen, Christian and Schechter, Martin T and Lintzeris, Nicholas and Bell, James and Pirona, Alessandro and Oviedo-Joekes, Eugenia and Simon, Roland and Metrebian, Nicola . (2015) Heroin on trial: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials of diamorphine-prescribing as treatment for refractory heroin addiction. Royal College of Psychiatry. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 207 (1) 5-14. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.149195

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Heroin dealing in Cork to be targeted. (16 Jun 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Heroin swoop impact on supply ‘will be significant’. (11 Jun 2015)

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

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Drug consumption centres reduce risk of overdose. (05 Jun 2015)

[Medical Independent] Availability of antidote to heroin-related overdoses welcomed. (21 May 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Heroin users to be given antidote. (20 May 2015)

[Irish Examiner] Coroner notes rise in heroin deaths in Cork. (19 May 2015)

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

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Garda: Heroin addicts need treatment, not jail time. (15 May 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Needle exchange for 13,700 drug users. (14 May 2015)

[Wexford People] , Hayden, Esther Dramatic increase in heroin use in Wexford town. (24 Mar 2015)

[Dublin People] , Fetherstonhaugh, Neil Minister calls for drug plan ‘now’. (13 Mar 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun Fight against drug abuse needs dedicated minister, says Sinn Fein. (06 Mar 2015)

[Herald.ie] , Fegan, Joyce Radical legislation to allow for supervised injecting centres for heroin users. (16 Feb 2015)

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

[thejournal.ie] ‘Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s’ – Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin. (29 Jan 2015)

Mayock, Paula and Cronly, Jennifer and Clatts, Michael C (2015) The risk environment of heroin initiation: young women, intimate partners, and “drug relationships”. Substance Use & Misuse , 50 , (6) , pp. 771-782.

Dines, Alison M and Wood, David M and Yates, Christopher and Heyerdahl, Fridtjof and Hovda, Knut Erik and Giraudon, Isabelle and Sedefov, Roumen and Dargan, Paul I (2015) Acute recreational drug and new psychoactive substance toxicity in Europe: 12 months data collection from the European Drug Emergencies Network (Euro-DEN). Clinical Toxicology , 53 , (9) , pp. 893-900.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac No rogue heroin circulating in Cork, tests show. (12 Dec 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Surge in the use of heroin across Cork. (06 Oct 2014)

[thejournal.ie] Another look at how alcohol can be more dangerous than heroin. (20 Sep 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Drug contains ‘highly toxic’ chemicals. (20 Sep 2014)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Cionnaith, Fiachra 10k treated for substance abuse in 3 months. (15 Aug 2014)

[Independent.ie] , Brady, Tom A quarter of all addicts are outside the capital. (27 Jul 2014)

Galvin, Brian (2014) Annual review of the drug situation in Europe. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 50, Summer 2014 , pp. 12-13.

Connolly, Johnny (2014) Forensic Science Laboratory analyses street-level heroin and cocaine. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 50, Summer 2014 , pp. 22-23.

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Ireland has third highest drug-related fatalities. (28 May 2014)

[thejournal.ie] Cocaine and heroin involved in majority of serious drugs cases before courts. (05 May 2014)

Costello, Liza (2014) Travellers in the Irish prison system: A qualitative study. Dublin: Irish Penal Reform Trust.

[BBC News Northern Ireland] , Fitzpatrick, Michael Northern Ireland needle exchange scheme numbers rise 50% in four years. (16 Apr 2014)

Drummond, Anne and Codd, Mary and Donnelly, N and McCausland, D and Mehegan, J and Daly, L and Kelleher, Cecily (2014) Study on the prevalence of drug use, including intravenous drug use, and blood-borne viruses among the Irish prisoner population. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol.

Degenhardt, Louisa and Charlson, Fiona and Mathers, Bradley and Hall, Wayne D and Flaxman, Abraham D and Johns, Nicole and Vos, Theo (2014) The global epidemiology and burden of opioid dependence: results from the global burden of disease 2010 study. Addiction , Online .

[Independent.ie] , O'Connor, Niall and Griffin, Sam Employers could be held liable for drink-driving staff. (21 Mar 2014)

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

[thejournal.ie] Column: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death challenges our cosy stereotypes about addicts. (06 Feb 2014)

Boyle, Michelle and Carroll, Lynn and Clarke, Karen and Clarke, Paula and Coyle, Hugh J and English, Henry and Goff, Miriam and Kane, Eugene and Killoran, Sarah and O'Connor, Kristen (2014) What's the deal? Trends in Irish street-level heroin and cocaine 2010-2012. Drug Testing and Analysis , 6 , (9) , pp. 953-958.

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

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.

Kilroy, Della (2014) Della Kilroy’s investigative series on methadone, supported by the Mary Raftery Journalism Fund . RTE Drivetime.

[Independent.ie] , Brady, Tom Explosion in new 'designer drugs' sparks fears for safety of users. (25 Dec 2013)

, Fleming, David Ireland must act to combat its growing heroin problem. (03 Dec 2013)

[Independent.ie] , Brady, Tom Gang 'supermarket' with shelves of drugs and guns found by gardai. (28 Nov 2013)

[Oireachtas] Select Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality debate Vote 24 - Justice and Equality (supplementary) (continued). (20 Nov 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Sullivan, Claire Fighting back against drug’s stranglehold. (19 Nov 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Sullivan, Claire Special report day 1: The real story behind heroin use. (18 Nov 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Two thirds of 4,200 overdoses intentional. (11 Nov 2013)

[breakingnews.ie] Online survey highlights drug use among 'thirty somethings'. (10 Nov 2013)

[The Kerryman] Heroin returning to Tralee streets. (30 Oct 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Riordan, Sean Spike in crime linked to heroin use. (22 Oct 2013)

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

[thejournal.ie] FBI shuts down site that sold $80m worth of drugs, hitmen services and other illegal items. (02 Oct 2013)

Mayock, Paula and Sheridan, Sarah (2013) At home in prison? Women and the homelessness– incarceration nexus. Irish Probation Journal , 10 , pp. 118-140.

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

[Independent.ie] , Cusack, Jim Two dozen for court after undercover operation. (30 Jun 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Lucey, Anne Heroin blamed for eight deaths in Kerry town in two years. (01 Jun 2013)

Health Research Board. Alcohol and Drug Research Unit. [Health Research Board] New report reveals the latest drug trends in Europe. (28 May 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , Stack, Sarah 75% of Dublin heroin addicts also hooked on other drugs, study finds. (28 May 2013)

The Economist. [The Economist] The Trainspotting generation: the government is undermining a successful treatment system. (UK). (22 Mar 2013)

Trautmann, Franz and Kilmer, Beau and Turnbull, Paul J [European Commission] . (2013) Further insights into aspects of the EU illicit drugs market: summaries and key findings. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. 46 p.

[Independent.ie] , O'Regan, Eilish Alcohol is now responsible for 25pc of all drug-related deaths. (18 Feb 2013)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Heroin haul second biggest in State’s history, say gardaí. (19 Jan 2013)

[irishhealth.com] , Condon, Deborah What drug affects arousal in men? (19 Jan 2013)

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

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Europol. (2013) EU drug markets report: a strategic analysis. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Comiskey, Catherine (2013) A 3 year national longitudinal study comparing drug treatment outcomes for opioid users with and without children in their custodial care at intake. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment , 44 , (1) , pp. 90-96.

Barrio, Gregorio and Montanari, Linda and Bravo, Maria and Guarita, Bruno and de La Fuente, Luis and Pulido, Jose and Vicente, Julian (2013) Trends of heroin use and heroin injection epidemics in Europe: findings from the EMCDDA treatment demand indicator (TDI). Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment , 45 , (1) , pp. 19-30.

O'Heaire, Gary (2013) Cracking on: a harm reduction report. Dublin: The Bawnogue Youth and Family Support Group.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Europol. (2013) EMCDDA–Europol 2012 Annual report on the implementation of Council Decision 2005/387/JHA (New drugs in Europe, 2012. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Campus.ie. (2013) The National student survey 2013. Dublin: Campus.ie.

International Network of People who Use Drugs. (2012) Anthrax warning! Information for heroin users. INPUD, New South Wales.

[RTE News] Two Cork deaths linked to strong batch of heroin. (05 Oct 2012)

[Medical Independent] , Fogarty, James The remedy as the problem. (04 Oct 2012)

Neale, Joanne and Nettleton, Sarah and Pickering, Lucy . (2012) The everyday lives of recovering heroin users. London: RSA. 210 p.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Bingham, Tim (2012) Family and individual experiences of self detoxification processes in the mid west. Limerick: Mid West Regional Drugs Task Force.

Somers, CJ and O'Connor, John J (2012) Retrospective study of outcomes, for patients admitted to a Drug Treatment Centre Board. Irish Medical Journal , 105 , (9) , pp. 295-298.

[Belfast Telegraph] , Kilpatrick, Chris Cut-price heroin is now commonplace in Northern Ireland, says Coroner. (03 Aug 2012)

[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2012) Effectiveness Bank Bulletin. [Heroin prescribing]. Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings, 15 Jun

[Irish Medical Times] Surge expected in liver cirrhosis cases. (19 Apr 2012)

[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2012) Effectiveness Bank Bulletin. [Heroin assisted treatment]. Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings, 19 Jan

[Drug and Alcohol Findings] (2012) Effectiveness Bank Bulletin. [Heroin assisted treatment]. Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings, 10 Jan

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

Smyth, Bobby P and Fagan, John and Kernan, Kathy (2012) Outcome of heroin-dependent adolescents presenting for opiate substitution treatment. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment , 42 , (1) , pp. 35-44.

Harris, Julie and McElrath, Karen (2012) Methadone as social control: institutionalized stigma and the prospect of recovery. Qualitative Health Research , 22 , (6) , pp. 810-824.

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.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2012) EMCDDA trend report for the evaluation of the 2005–12 EU drugs strategy. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Strang, John and Groshkova, Teodora and Metrebian, Nicola (2012) New heroin-assisted treatment. Recent evidence and current practices of supervised injectable heroin treatment in Europe and beyond. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Griffiths, Paul and Mountenay, Jane and Laniel, Laurent (2012) Understanding changes in heroin availability in Europe over time: emerging evidence for a slide, a squeeze and a shock. Addiction , 107 , (9) , pp. 1539-1540.

Ducray, Kevin and Darker, Catherine D and Smyth, Bobby P (2012) Situational and psycho-social factors associated with relapse following residential detoxification in a population of Irish opioid dependent patients. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 29 , (2) , pp. 72-79.

Barry, David and Syed, Hussain and Smyth, Bobby P (2012) The journey into injecting heroin use. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , 14 , (3) , pp. 89-100.

Ferri, Marica and Davoli, Marina and Perucci, Carlo A [The Cochrane Library] . (2011) Heroin maintenance for chronic heroin‐dependent individuals. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (12) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003410.pub4

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. [Home Office UK] (2011) Report into the physical effects of smoking heroin/crack cocaine and the risks of infections. London: Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs. 10 p.

[RTE News] Sinn Féin wants refocus on drugs crisis. (16 Nov 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , Gantly, Dara Ireland has most users of heroin in EU. (15 Nov 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , Culliton, Gary Painkillers ‘kill more people than heroin and cocaine’. (10 Nov 2011)

McCabe, Ian and Acree, Michael and O'Mahony, Finbarr and McCabe, Jenny and Kenny, Jean and Twyford, Jennifer and Quigley, Karen and McGlanaghy, Edel (2011) Male street prostitution in Dublin: a psychological analysis. Journal of Homosexuality , 58 , (8) , pp. 998-1021.

[Irish Medical Times] Prescribing heroin reduces abuse of the drug. (08 Jul 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , O'Sullivan, Cathal Out on a limb — heroin users beyond the pale. (26 May 2011)

Cox, Gemma and Comiskey, Catherine (2011) Does concurrent cocaine use compromise 1-year treatment outcomes for opiate users? Substance Use & Misuse , 46 , (9) , pp. 1206-1216.

McDonnell, Anne and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2011) Heroin detoxification-seeking, a grounded theory of process and practicalities. Grounded Theory Review , 10 , (1) , pp. 17-41.

Strang, John (2011) Recovery-oriented drug treatment. An interim report. London: National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.

Cronly, Jennifer (2011) Heroin initiation and risk: an ethno-epidemiological approach. PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin.

Lyons, Suzi (2011) Updated Cochrane review of heroin maintenance treatment. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 39, Autumn 2011 , pp. 18-19.

Braden, Marina and McGowan, Iain W and McLaughlin, Derek Francis and McKenna, Hugh and Keeney, Sinead and Quinn, Breige (2011) Users, carers and professionals experiences of treatment and care for heroin dependency: implications for practice. A preliminary study. Journal of Substance Use , 16 , (6) , pp. 452-463.

Ducray, Kevin and Byrne, Patricia and Burke, Clare and Smyth, Bobby P (2011) A comparison of the drug use patterns, measures of needs and quality of life of methadone-maintained patients using and not using cocaine. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , 13 , (3) , pp. 27-38.

[Oireachtas] 57. Deputy Joan Burton asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to recent data from the Health Research Board pointing to an increase in heroin use. (17 Nov 2010)

[Oireachtas] 263. Deputy Lucinda Creighton asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform the action he is taking to address the serious heroin problem here; [43047/10]. (16 Nov 2010)

[Oireachtas] 43. Deputy Jack Wall asked the Minister for Community; Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs if his attention has been drawn to recent data from the Health Research Board pointing to an increase in heroin use, particularly in centres outside of Dublin. [40623/10]. (03 Nov 2010)

[Oireachtas] 56. Deputy Pat Breen asked the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs his views on the recently published report... which notes that heroin use is in the increase. [39341/10]. (03 Nov 2010)

McKeown, Paul (2010) Anthrax identified in heroin users in Scotland. EPI-Insight , 11 , (2) .

McDonnell, Anne and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2010) A grounded theory of detoxification-seeking among heroin users in south east Ireland. Waterford: Waterford Institute of Technology.

[Oireachtas] 319. Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the extent to which heroin use is a factor in crime here; his policy regarding heroin use and addiction treatment; the additional measures being taken to tackle heroin related crime; the statistics he has in relation to heroin use and under-age heroin use here including in South Tipperary. [27110/09]. (07 Jul 2009)

Barry, Joseph and Ward, Mary and Cotter, S and MacDiarmada, J and Hannan, M and Sweeney, Brion and Grant, KA and McKeown, P (2009) Botulism in injecting drug users, Dublin, Ireland, November-December 2008. Eurosurveillance , 14 , (1) .

Irish Needle Exchange Forum. (2009) Mixing Heroin and Alcohol seriously increases your risk of overdose. Irish Needle Exchange Forum.

Demetrovics, Zsolt and Fountain, Jane and Kraus, Ludwig, eds. (2009) Old and new policies, theories, research methods and drug users across Europe. Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers .

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

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[Sunday Independent] Report finds methadone contributes to more deaths than heroin. (27 Jan 2008)

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