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Bannister, Rachel (2020) Rachel Bannister on struggling with addiction: “You just need a hand to hold to see you through”. BMJ Opinion .

Fomiatti, Renae and Farrugia, Adrian and Fraser, Suzanne and Dwyer, Robyn and Neale, Joanne and Strang, John (2020) Addiction stigma and the production of impediments to take-home naloxone uptake. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine , p. 1363459320925863.

Duke, Karen and Gleeson, Helen and Dabrowska, Katarzyna and Herold, Maria and Rolando, Sara (2020) The engagement of young people in drug interventions in coercive contexts: findings from a cross-national European study. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy .

Vaughan, Elena and Power, Martin and Sixsmith, Jane (2020) Experiences of stigma in healthcare settings by people living with HIV in Ireland: a qualitative study. AIDS Care , 32 , (9) , pp. 1162-1167.

Vilsaint, Corrie L and Hoffman, Lauren A and Kelly, John F (2019) Perceived discrimination in addiction recovery: assessing the prevalence, nature, and correlates using a novel measure in a U.S. National sample. Drug and Alcohol Dependence , p. 107667.

Horner, Gabrielle and Daddona, Jeff and Burke, Deirdre J and Cullinane, Judith and Skeer, Margie and Wurcel, Alysse G (2019) "You're kind of at war with yourself as a nurse": perspectives of inpatient nurses on treating people who present with a comorbid opioid use disorder. PLoS ONE , 14 , (10) , e0224335.

Manning, Rachel M and Greenwood, Ronni Michelle (2019) Understanding innovation in homeless service provision: a study of frontline providers' values-readiness for change. Administration and Policy in Mental Health , 46 , (5) , pp. 649-659.

Chan Carusone, Soo and Guta, Adrian and Robinson, Samantha and Tan, Darrell H and Cooper, Curtis and O'Leary, Bill and de Prinse, Karen and Cobb, Grant and Upshur, Ross and Strike, Carol (2019) "Maybe if I stop the drugs, then maybe they'd care?"- hospital care experiences of people who use drugs. Harm Reduction Journal , 16 , (1) , p. 16.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2019) Fundamental rule for therapists: know and be who you are. Drug and Alcohol Findings Review Analysis .

Dillon, Lucy (2019) Minority communities and the press. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 68, Winter 2019 , pp. 14-15.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Drug Treatment Matrix cell C5: Management/supervision - safeguarding the community. Drug and Alcohol Findings Drug Treatment Matrix .

Muhlack, Emma and Carter, Drew and Braunack-Mayer, Annette and Morfidis, Nicholas and Eliot, Jaklin (2018) Constructions of alcohol consumption by non-problematised middle-aged drinkers: a qualitative systematic review. BMC Public Health , 18 , (1069) .

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Drug Treatment Matrix cell B5: Practitioners - safeguarding the community. Drug and Alcohol Findings Drug Treatment Matrix .

Dillon, Lucy (2018) Challenging prejudice and changing language. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 65, Spring 2018 , pp. 4-5.

McVeigh, Jim and Hearne, Evelyn and Bates, Geoff and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2017) Community pharmacist experiences of providing needle and syringe programmes in Ireland. Research in Social Administration and Pharmacy , 13 , (4) , pp. 767-777.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) General public attitude to drug users – CityWide survey. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 61, Spring 2017 , p. 7.

Dillon, Lucy (2017) Young people’s views of substance use and parenting. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 60, Winter 2017 , p. 13.

Van Hout, Marie Claire and Hearne, Evelyn (2017) The changing landscape of Irish Traveller alcohol and drug use. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 24 , (2) , pp. 220-222.

Ducray, Kevin and Pilch, M (2017) Health student regard for substance-using patients as measured by the Medical Condition Regard Scale: a systematic review. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 34 , pp. 183-196.

Okonkwo, Nelson Obiora and Larkan, Fiona and Galligan, Marie (2016) An assessment of the levels of perceived social support among older adults living with HIV and AIDS in Dublin. SpringerPlus , 5 , (1) , p. 726.

Le Boutillier, Clair and Chevalier, Agnes and Lawrence, Vanessa and Leamy, Mary and Bird, Victoria J and Macpherson, Rob and Williams, Julie and Slade, Mike (2015) Staff understanding of recovery-orientated mental health practice: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. Implementation Science , 10 , p. 87.

Iqbal, Nauman and McCambridge, Orlagh and Edgar, Lauren and Young, Ciara and Shorter, Gillian W (2015) Health-care professionals' attitudes across different hospital departments regarding alcohol-related presentations. Drug and Alcohol Review , 34 , (5) , pp. 487-494.

Pike, Brigid (2013) Southern Regional Drugs Task Force stresses ‘humanistic’ approach. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 44, Winter 2012 , p. 14.

Pike, Brigid (2013) ‘Drug problems are too complex and dynamic for single magic bullet solutions’. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 44, Winter 2012 , pp. 15-16.

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.

Bingham, Tim (2012) Irish Press Ombudsman upholds complaint from coalition of drug services. Human Rights and Drugs , 2 , (1) .

Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network. (2011) Ireland: Press Ombudsman censures newspaper for spreading hatred of people who use drugs. HIV/AIDS Policy & Law Review , 15 , (3) , pp. 59-60.

Keane, Martin (2011) The social norms approach to tackling substance use. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 38, Summer 2011 , pp. 16-17.

Kelleher, Sean and Cotter, Patrick (2009) A descriptive study on emergency department doctors' and nurses' knowledge and attitudes concerning substance use and substance users. International Emergency Nursing , 17 , (1) , pp. 3-14.

Woods, CB and Moynihan, A (2009) General practitioners knowledge, practice and training requirements in relation to doping in sport. Irish Medical Journal , 102 , (1) , pp. 8-10.

Kelleher, Sean (2007) Health care professionals' knowledge and attitudes regarding substance use and substance users. Accident and Emergency Nursing , 15 , (3) , pp. 161-165.

Pike, Brigid (2005) Hyper and the search for respect. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 14, Summer 2005 , p. 4.

Melby, V and Boore, JRP and Murray, M (1992) Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome: knowledge and attitudes of nurses in Northern Ireland. Journal of Advanced Nursing , 17 , (9) , pp. 1068-1077.


Merchants Quay Ireland. [Merchants Quay Ireland] Six in ten people in Ireland have experience of addiction, new poll finds. (05 Mar 2020)

[] , Ryan, Orla Q&A: Here's where Ireland's political parties stand on drugs ahead of GE2020. (07 Feb 2020)

[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Cork addiction charity agrees to stop insulting clients. (16 Jan 2019)

[] , Duffin, Tony Comment: Ireland has a chance to set an example to the world in how we treat drug users. (03 Nov 2018)

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

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty Treatment of drug users can worsen mental health issues – study. (12 Sep 2018)

[Irish Sun] , Higgins, Adam SAFER CITY Ireland is set to open first ever safe injecting clinic – here former drug awareness campaigner Tony Geoghegan discusses future of drug services in country. (12 Sep 2018)

[Irish Times] , Thompson, Sylvia ‘For years after I stopped drinking, people still saw me as an alcoholic’. (01 Sep 2018)

[] , Duffy, Ronan 'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need. (27 Feb 2018)

[Irish Times] , Freyne, Patrick My friend said: ‘Heroin will get rid of the pain.’ And it did. (27 Jan 2018)

[The Guardian] , Morris, James The media has a problem with alcoholism – and it's stopping people getting help. (22 Nov 2017)

[Irish Times] , Kennedy, Laura Live in Ireland but don’t drink alcohol? You’ll be treated with extreme suspicion. (08 Nov 2017)

[] , Lynch, Declan Some of us would rather die than call ourselves the A-word. (29 Oct 2017) [] 'An opponent taunted me about his overdose'. (14 Oct 2017)

[] , Armstrong, Kathy 'Once you're that isolated you feel there's no way back' - expert on the 'heartbreaking' reality of being a drug-user. (20 Aug 2017)

[Irish Times] , Holland, Kitty We must empower communities blighted by drugs, not blame them. (08 May 2017)

[Irish Times] ‘Don’t let the hidden harm of alcohol abuse define you’. (13 Dec 2016)

[Irish Examiner] , Heylin, Liam Judge rounds on class view of drugs. (26 Nov 2016)

[] A mother's eulogy for her 23-year-old daughter is helping change attitudes on the 'epidemic' of addiction. (15 Apr 2016)

[BBC News Online] , Butler, Chris Drug addicts: Irish minister calls for 'more sympathetic' approach. (21 Dec 2015)

[Irish Medical Times] Opening a gateway to treatment. (10 Nov 2015)

[] , Larkin, Laura and O'Keeffe, Alan Heroin abuse images show just why we need injecting centres, says drugs minister. (07 Sep 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , English, Eoin Woman tells of pain as image of addict brother appears online. (30 Jul 2015)

[] , Tracey, Cian English: soccer and rugby need blood testing more than GAA. (14 May 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Minister calls for injection rooms for addicts. (07 May 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , O'Keeffe, Cormac Public drug use sees 25% avoid city centre. (07 May 2015)

[] Minister says people 'need to grow up' over drugs issue. (06 May 2015)

[Leinster Express] ‘Aggressive’ clients at proposed drug clinic. (30 Apr 2015)

[] Mother of drug addict explains how support group ‘made me feel like I wasn’t the only one heartbroken’. (03 Nov 2014)

[] , Duffin, Tony Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex. (31 Aug 2014)

[] , Stack, Sarah Street pastors needed to tackle street crime and drug addicts, councillor claims. (08 Aug 2014)

[] , Horan, Niamh Mayor backs use of mobile injecting units in city. (13 Oct 2013)

[] , Melia, Paul Addicts are 'driving shoppers away' from city centre. (23 Aug 2013)

[] Alarm over open jail bus for addicts. (14 Jun 2013)

Sunday Independent. [Sunday Independent] Gardai arrest drug dealers targeting city's treatment centres for addicts. (06 Mar 2011)

[Irish Medical Times] , O'Suilliobhain, Cathal Jumping the gun on Ireland’s heroin drought. (21 Jan 2011)


Scharwey, M and Keane, Marcus and Duffin, Tony (2019) Ireland and the human rights of people who use drugs. Dublin: Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Finglas Cabra Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force, Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force. (2019) A strategic approach to service user participation (SUP) in the Task Force process. Dublin: Finglas/Cabra and Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces.

Moore, Gerard and Phelan, Daniel and Glover, Rita and McGonagle, Catherine and O’Sullivan, Clodagh (2019) What enhances the formation of social bonds & facilitates better engagement & retention in an addiction service? Dublin: DCU.

Alcohol and Drug Foundation. (2019) Alcohol and other drugs: stigma. A background paper. Melbourne: Alcohol and Drug Foundation.

Sertich, Nicholas (2018) Villainous, alien, and killable: narrative and regulatory norms surrounding drug users in video games. Swansea: Global Drug Policy Observatory.

Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2018) Drug policy and the sustainable development agenda. Geneva: Global Commission on Drug Policy.

Community Action Network. (2018) Our life, our voice, our say: applying a public sector equality and human rights duty approach to the human rights and equality issues identified by service users of opioid treatment services. Dublin: Community Action Network.

Citywide. (2018) Stop the stigma campaign. Dublin: Citywide.

Red C. (2016) Citywide - Attitude to drugs and drug users. Dublin: Citywide.

EVE. (2015) Effective relationships in a recovery-oriented service. A best practice guide. Cork: Health Service Executive.

O'Reilly, Fiona and Reaper, Emily and Redmond, Tom (2005) "We're people too." Views of drugs users on health services. Dublin, Dublin, Dublin: UISCE, Mountjoy Street Family Practice, Participation and Practice of Rights Project.

International research

Geuijen, Pauline and de Rond, Marlies and Kuppens, Joanneke and Atsma, Femke and Schene, Aart and de Haan, Hein and de Jong, Cornelis and Schellekens, Arnt [PLOS One] . (2020) Physicians' norms and attitudes towards substance use in colleague physicians: A cross-sectional survey in the Netherlands. PLoS ONE, 15 (4 e0231084)

Mitchell, Caroline and Dolan, Neil and Dürsteler, Kenneth M . (2020) Management of dependent use of illicit opioids. BMJ, 368 (m710) doi:

Goodyear, Trevor and Mniszak, Caroline and Jenkins, Emily K and Fast, Danya and Knight, Rod . (2020) "Am I gonna get in trouble for acknowledging my will to be safe?": Identifying the experiences of young sexual minority men and substance use in the context of an opioid overdose crisis. Harm Reduction Journal, 17 (23)

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2020) Alcohol treatment matrix cell B2: Practitioners; generic and cross-cutting issues. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. 8 p.

Sawer, Francesca and Davis, Paul and Gleeson, Kate . (2020) Is shame a barrier to sobriety? A narrative analysis of those in recovery. Taylor & Francis. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy, 27 (1)

Coste, Sandra and Gimenez, Laetitia and Comes, Aurélie and Abdelnour, Xavier and Dupouy, Julie and Escourrou, Emile [BMJ Open] . (2020) Discussing alcohol use with the GP: a qualitative study. BJGP Open, 4 (2) DOI:

Robertson, Kirsten J and Tustin, Karen . (2020) Control of recreational cannabis in a New Zealand university sample: perceptions of informal and formal controls. Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, 14 doi: 10.1177/1178221820953397

Lancaster, Kari and Seear, Kate and Ritter, Alison [NDARC] . (2018) Reducing stigma and discrimination for people experiencing problematic alcohol and other drug use. Sydney: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre. 125 p. Monograph no. 26

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Drug Treatment Matrix cell D3: Organisational functioning - medical treatment. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. 7 p.

Purves, Richard I and Stead, Martine and Eadie, Douglas . (2018) “I wouldn’t be friends with someone if they were liking too much rubbish”: a qualitative study of alcohol brands, youth identity and social media. MDPI. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (2) 349. 10.3390/ijerph15020349

Lewing, Ben and Doubell, Lara and Beevers, Tom and Acquah, Daniel [Early Intervention Foundation] . (2018) Building trusted relationships for vulnerable children and young people with public services. London: Early Intervention Foundation. 41 p.

Global Commission on Drug Policy. (2018) The world drug perception problem: countering prejudices about people who use drugs. Geneva: Global Commission on Drug Policy. 44 p.

Lentinello, Emily [EEnet] . (2017) The Acceptance Project: reducing stigma and discrimination towards mental illness and substance use problems among community health centre staff. Ontario: EEnet. Evidence in Action 4 p.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2017) Alcohol matrix cell B5: Practitioners - safeguarding the community. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. 4 p.

Neale, Joanne and Parkman, Tom and Day, Ed and Drummond, Colin [Alcohol Research UK] . (2017) Socio-demographic characteristics and stereotyping of people who frequently attend accident and emergency departments for alcohol-related reasons: qualitative study. Taylor & Francis. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy, 24 (1) 7 p. DOI:10.1080/09687637.2016.1185091

Vigurs, Carol-Ann and Quy, Katie . (2017) Police responses to people with mental health needs: a systematic map of the literature. London: EPPI Centre, UCL-Institute of Education, Department of Social Science, University College London. 75 p. What works: crime reduction systematic review series no.6

Neale, Joanne and Parkman, Tom and Day, Ed and Drummond, Colin [Alcohol Research UK] . (2016) Frequent attenders to accident and emergency departments: a qualitative study of individuals who repeatedly present with alcohol-related health conditions. London: Alcohol Research UK. 5 p. Alcohol Insight Number 0134

Bhui, Kamaldeep S . (2016) Smuggling compassion into care: is the NHS destined for system D? Sage. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 50 (7) 611-12. DOI: 10.1177/0004867416654577

Bryan, Ruth and McGregor, Diane and Belcher, Alex . (2016) Public attitudes towards people with drug dependence and people in recovery. Edinburgh: Scottish Government. 50 p.

RSA. (2015) Whole Community Recovery; the value of person, place and community. London: RSA. 62 p.

Social Care Institute for Excellence. (2015) Co-production in social care: what it is and how to do it. London: Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Pflanz-Sinclair, Christine and Matheson, Catriona and Aucott, Lorna [] . (2013) General practitioner engagement with the Scottish National Naloxone Programme: A needs assessment project. Edinburgh: NHS Health Scotland. 59 p.

Monaghan, Geoffrey and Bewley-Taylor, Dave [IDPC] . (2013) Police support for harm reduction policies and practices towards people who inject drugs. Modernising drug law enforcement report 1. London: International Drug Policy Consortium. 20 p.

International Drug Policy Consortium. [IDPC] (2013) Training toolkit on drug policy advocacy. London: International Drug Policy Consortium.

Finnegan, Loretta [CCSA] . (2013) Licit and illicit drug use during pregnancy: maternal, neonatal and early childhood consequences. Ottawa: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse. 116 p.

Adfam. (2012) Challenging stigma: tackling the prejudice experienced by the families of drug and alcohol users. London: Adfam. 18 p.

Loughborough Communications Research Centre, loughborough University. [UKDPC] (2010) Representations of drug use and drug users in the British press. A content analysis of newspaper coverage. London: UK Drug Policy Commission. 72 p.

(2010) Getting serious about stigma: the problem with stigmatising drug users. An overview. UK Drug Policy Commission. 14 p.

Ashton, Mike [Drug and Alcohol Findings] . (2005) The motivational hallo. London: Drug and Alcohol Findings. Drug and Alcohol Findings, 13 8 p.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer - Drugs crime [3771/14]. (28 Jan 2014)


Gossop, Michael (2013) Living with drugs. Aldershot: Ashgate .

Rawlings, Barbara and Yates, Rowdy, eds. (2001) Therapeutic communities for the treatment of drug users. London: Jessica Kingsley .

Gossop, Michael (2000) Living with drugs. Aldershot: Ashgate .

Stivers, Richard (2000) Hair of the dog. Irish drinking and its American stereotype. London: Continuum .

Griffiths, Ronno and Pearson, Brian (1998) Working with drug users. Community Care Practice Handbook no. 25 Aldershot: Wildwood House .

Keene, Jan (1997) Drug misuse: prevention, harm minimisation and treatment. London: Chapman and Hall .

Kandall, Stephen R (1996) Substance and shadow: women and addiction in the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press .

Conference or Workshop Item

Field, Catherine-Anne and Klimas, Jan and Barry, Joseph and Bury, Gerard and Keenan, Eamon and Lyons, Suzi and Smyth, Bobby P and Cullen, Walter (2011) Exploring healthcare professionals experience and attitudes towards screening for and treatment of problem alcohol use among drug users attending primary care. In: ADEGS/AUDGPI Scientific Meeting (Annual Conference of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland), Thursday 20th & Friday 21st January 2011.

Woods, Marguerite (1999) Women, drug use and parenting in Dublin: the views of professional workers in the drug treatment and social work fields. In: Illicit drugs: patterns of use - pattern of response: 10th annual ESSD Conference on Drug Use and Drug Policy in Europe, 20-22 September 1999, Vienna, Austria.


O'Donnell, Siobain (2015) Exploration of identity construction and reconstruction during drug using careers, and the factors that influence identity transformation. PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin.

Murphy, Edward (2014) Exploring the role of the Traveller family in supporting Travellers experiencing addiction. Masters thesis, School of Applied Social Studies, Community-Academic Research Links, University College Cork.

Murray, Denis (2013) Professionals’ understanding of risk factors for substance misuse by young people and approaches to intervention. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland, Galway.

Lee, Jennifer (2006) Women's experiences of disclosure of their drug use and dependence to the maternity services in Dublin. MSc thesis, Trinity College Dublin.

Allen, Anne-Marie (2001) Drug-related knowledge and attitudes of prison officers in Dublin prisons. MSc thesis, Trinity College Dublin.


Drugreporter, INPUD. (2020) Taking back what’s ours! The Rights Reporter Foundation.


wbur. (2017) How changing the language of addiction affects policy and treatment. Boston: wbur.

Teaching Resource

Stein, LAR and Katz, B and Colby, SM and Barnett, NP and Golembeske, C and Lebeau-Craven, R and Monti, Peter M (2006) Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire-Adolescent, Brief (AEQ-AB). Outcomes measurement tool: attitudes & feelings - attitudes (towards drug and alcohol use).

Torrealday, O and Stein, LAR and Barnett, N and Golembeske, C and Lebeau, R and Colby, SM and Monti, M (1991) Marijuana Effect Expectancy Questionnaire-Brief (MEEQ-B). Outcomes measurement tool: attitudes & feelings - attitudes (towards drug and alcohol use).

Keyson, M and Janson, L Drinking related internal-external locus of control scale. Outcomes measurement tool: attitudes & feelings - attitudes (towards drug and alcohol use). Unpublished.

Attitudes to drug use. Outcomes measurement tool: attitudes & feelings - attitudes (towards drug and alcohol use).

Beliefs about consequences. Outcomes measurement tool: attitudes & feelings - attitudes (towards drug and alcohol use).

Normative influences. Outcomes measurement tool: relationships – social networks / peer relationships.


UISCE. (2016) Stigmatising language: rationale and preferred terminology. Dublin: UISCE.

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