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O'Brien, Doireann and Long, Jean and Quigley, Joan and Lee, Caitriona and McCarthy, Anne and Kavanagh, Paul (2021) Association between electronic cigarette use and tobacco cigarette smoking initiation in adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health , 21 , (1) , p. 954.

Bharat, Chrianna and Hickman, Matthew and Barbieri, Sebastiano and Degenhardt, Louisa (2021) Big data and predictive modelling for the opioid crisis: existing research and future potential. The Lancet. Digital health , 3 , (6) , e397-e407.

Johnson, Julie K and Doonan, Samantha M (2021) Cannabis policy heterogeneity and effects on research—complexity expected. JAMA Network Open , 4 , (3) , e212545.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2021) Drug treatment matrix cell E5: Treatment systems - safeguarding the community. Drug and Alcohol Findings Drug Treatment Matrix .

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2021) Alcohol treatment matrix cell E5: Treatment systems - safeguarding the community. Drug and Alcohol Findings Alcohol Treatment Matrix , 4 p..

O'Gorman, Aileen and Schatz, Eberhard (2021) Civil society involvement in harm reduction drug policy: reflections on the past, expectations for the future. Harm Reduction Journal , 18 , (1) , p. 17.

Murad, M Hassan and Chang, Stephanie M and Fiordalisi, Celia V and Lin, Jennifer S and Wilt, Timothy J and Tsou, Amy Y and Leas, Brian and Siddique, Shazia and Zullo, Andrew R and Balk, Ethan M and Rutter, Carolyn M and Robinson, Karen and Coleman, Craig and Costa, Olivia and Helfand, Mark and Stoeger, Elizabeth and Viswanathan, Meera (2021) Improving the utility of evidence synthesis for decision makers in the face of insufficient evidence. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology , 135 , pp. 170-175.

Smith, Marissa J and Baxter, Andrew J and Skivington, Kathryn and McCann, Mark and Hilton, Shona and Katikireddi, Srinivasa Vittal (2021) Examining the sources of evidence in e-cigarette policy recommendations: A citation network analysis of international public health recommendations. PloS one , 16 , (8) , e0255604.

Budisavljevic, Sanja and Arnarsson, Arsaell and Hamrik, Zdenek and Roberts, Chris and Godeau, Emmanuelle and Molcho, Michal and Weber, Martin W (2020) Improving adolescent health: translating Health Behaviour in School-aged Children evidence Into policy. Journal of Adolescent Health , 66 , (6S) , S9-S11.

Pallari, Elena and Soukup, Tayana and Kyriacou, Andri and Lewison, Grant (2020) Assessing the European impact of alcohol misuse and illicit drug dependence research: clinical practice guidelines and evidence-base policy. Evidence-Based Mental Health , 23 , (2) , pp. 67-76.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2019) Supervised consumption sites: a nuanced assessment of the causal evidence. Drug and Alcohol Findings Research Analysis .

Keogan, Sheila and Li, Shasha and Clancy, Luke (2019) Allen Carr's easyway to stop smoking - A randomised clinical trial. Tobacco Control , 28 , (4) , pp. 414-419.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2018) Measuring alcohol-related harm; politics and science. Drug and Alcohol Findings Hot Topic .

Galvin, Brian (2017) HRB publishes review of reviews . Drugnet Ireland , Issue 63, Autumn 2017 , pp. 13-14.

Mooney, John D and Holmes, John and Gavens, Lucy and de Vocht, Frank and Hickman, Matt and Lock, Karen and Brennan, Alan (2017) Investigating local policy drivers for alcohol harm prevention: a comparative case study of two local authorities in England. BMC Public Health , 17 , (1) , p. 825.

Guerrero, Erick G and Padwa, Howard and Fenwick, Karissa and Harris, Lesley M and Aarons, Gregory A (2016) Identifying and ranking implicit leadership strategies to promote evidence-based practice implementation in addiction health services. Implementation Science , 11 , (69) , p. 69.

Lau, Rosa and Stevenson, Fiona and Ong, Bie Nio and Dziedzic, Krysia and Treweek, Shaun and Eldridge, Sandra and Everitt, Hazel and Kennedy, Anne and Qureshi, Nadeem and Rogers, Anne and Peacock, Richard and Murray, Elizabeth (2016) Achieving change in primary care - causes of the evidence to practice gap: systematic reviews of reviews. Implementation Science , 11 , (40) , p. 40.

van der Stel, Jaap (2015) Precision in addiction care: does it make a difference? The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine , 88 , (4) , pp. 415-22.

Pike, Brigid (2015) What is the Pompidou Group? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 54, Summer 2015 , pp. 9-10.

Tabak, R G and Eyler, A A and Dodson, E A and Brownson, R C (2015) Accessing evidence to inform public health policy: a study to enhance advocacy. Public Health , 129 , (6) , pp. 698-704.

Ostergren, Jenny E and Hammer, Rachel R and Dingel, Molly J and Koenig, Barbara A and McCormick, Jennifer B (2014) Challenges in translational research: the views of addiction scientists. PLoS ONE , 9 , (4) , e93482.

Pike, Brigid (2013) Drugs, alcohol and children’s lives – strategy to improve our understanding. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 47, Autumn 2013 , pp. 18-19.

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2013) Effectivness Bank Bulletin [Drug policy: evidence for effective interventions]. Effectiveness Bank Bulletin , 15 Feb .

Pike, Brigid (2013) What makes for a ‘good’ drugs policy? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 44, Winter 2012 , pp. 11-13.

Novotná, Gabriela and Dobbins, Maureen and Henderson, Joanna (2012) Institutionalization of evidence-informed practices in healthcare settings. Implementation Science , 7 , (112) .

King, Aoibhinn (2011) Service user involvement in methadone maintenance programmes: the ‘philosophy, the ideal and the reality'. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 18 , (4) , pp. 276-280.

Long, Jean (2011) From research to policy: the Sax Institute seminar. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 37, Spring 2011 , pp. 4-5.

Glasner-Edwards, Suzette and Rawson, Richard (2010) Evidence-based practices in addiction treatment: review and recommendations for public policy. Health Policy , 97 , (2-3) , pp. 93-104.

Pike, Brigid (2010) How effectively is policy being implemented? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 33, Spring 2010 , pp. 15-16.

Long, Jean (2010) Bridging the research gap in the field of illicit drugs. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 32, Winter 2009 , p. 10.

Pike, Brigid (2010) Using scientific knowledge to inform drug policy. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 34, Summer 2010 , pp. 11-12.

Pike, Brigid (2010) How does evidence feed into Ireland’s drug policy? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 35, Autumn 2010 , p. 3.

Green, Lawrence W and Ottoson, Judith M and García, César and Hiatt, Robert A (2009) Diffusion theory and knowledge dissemination, utilization, and integration in public health. Annual Review of Public Health , 30 , pp. 151-74.

Haug, Nancy A and Shopshire, Michael and Tajima, Barbara and Gruber, Valerie and Guydish, Joseph (2008) Adoption of evidence-based practices among substance abuse treatment providers. Journal of Drug Education , 38 , (2) , pp. 181-92.

Keane, Martin (2007) Promoting evidence-based practice in drugs task forces. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 24, Winter 2007 , pp. 11-12.

Sinclair, Hamish (2007) The impact of drug treatment demand data on policy and practice. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 21, spring 2007 , p. 20.

Sinclair, Hamish (2004) Connecting research, policy and practice. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 11, June 2004 , p. 23.


Fordham, Ann and Haase, Heather and Nougier, Marie (2021) Turning the tide: growth, visibility and impact of the civil society drug policy reform movement at the UN. London: International Drug Policy Consortium.

Waddell, Stephanie (2021) Supporting evidence-use in policy and practice: reflections for the What Works Network. London: Early Intervention Foundation.

Almeida, Sara Rafael and Lourenço, Joana Sousa and Ciriolo, Emanuele (2017) Applying behavioural insights to drug policy and practice: opportunities and challenges. Lisbon: European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

Murphy, Laura and Farragher, Louise and Keane, Martin and Galvin, Brian and Long, Jean (2017) Drug-related intimidation. The Irish situation and international responses: an evidence review. Dublin: Health Research Board.

Alcohol Research UK. (2016) Researching alcohol harm: 30 years of impact. London: Alcohol Research UK.

Breckon, Jonathan and Roberts, Isobel (2016) Using research evidence: a practice guide. London: Nesta and Alliance for Useful Evidence.

Fitzgerald, Niamh and Angus, Colin (2015) Four nations: How evidence-based are alcohol policies and programmes across the UK? London: Alliance for Useful Evidence and Alcohol Health Alliance.

Health Information and Quality Authority. (2015) Linking learning to National Standards. How recommendations from previous HIQA investigation, statutory inquiry and review reports (2009–2015) relate to specific National Standards for Safer Better Healthcare. Dublin: Health Information and Quality Authority.

All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform. (2013) Towards a safer drug policy: challenges and opportunities arising from ‘legal highs’. London: All-Party Parliamentary Group for Drug Policy Reform.

UK Drug Policy Commission. (2012) A fresh approach to drugs: the final report of the UK Drug Policy Commission. London: UK Drug Policy Commission.

Rutter, Jill (2012) Evidence and evaluation in policy making. A problem of supply or demand. London: institute for Government.

Best, David and Rome, Andrew and Hanning, Kirstie A and White, William and Gossop, Michael and Taylor, Avril and Perkins, Andy (2010) Research for recovery: a review of the drugs evidence base. Edinburgh: Scottish Government Social Research.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission of the Organization of American States. Goosdeel, Alexis (2010) Building a national drugs observatory: a joint handbook. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Pompidou Group Prevention Platform. Uhl, Alfred and Ives, Richard (2010) Evaluation of drug prevention activities: theory and practice. Council of Europe, Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group).

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2009) EMCDDA conference proceedings: identifying Europe's information needs for effective drug policy. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

Buhringer, Gerhard and Farrell, Michael and Kraus, Ludwig and Marsden, John and Pfeiffer-Gerschel, Tim and Piontek, Daniela and Karachaliou, Krystallia and Kunzel, Jutta and Stillwell, Garry (2009) Comparative analysis of research into illicit drugs in the european union. Full report. Brussels: European Commission. Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs. Drugs Coordination Unit.

Buhringer, Gerhard and Farrell, Michael and Kraus, Ludwig and Marsden, John and Pfeiffer-Gerschel, Tim and Piontek, Daniela and Karachaliou, Krystallia and Kunzel, Jutta and Stillwell, Garry (2009) Comparative analysis of research into illicit drugs in the european union. Executive summary. Brussels: European Commission. Directorate General for Justice and Home Affairs. Drugs Coordination Unit.

Buckley, Helen and Whelan, Sadhbh (2009) Putting research evidence to work: key issues for research utilisation in Irish children’s services. Dublin: Children Acts Advisory Board.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs. (2008) National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD): Annual Report 2007. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2008) EMCDDA 2008 selected issue - National drug-related research in Europe. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.

Meier, Petra (2008) Independent review of the effects of alcohol pricing and promotion: Part A. Systematic Reviews. University of Sheffield.

Watters, Niall (2007) Research leading to a future strategy for Dublin North East Drugs Task Force. Coolock: Dublin North East Task Force.

Muscat, Richard and Bjarnason, Thoroddur and Beck, François and Peretti-Watel, Patrick (2007) Risk factors in adolescent drug use: evidence from school surveys and application in policy. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Ennals, Kate (2007) Evaluation of the pilot Community and Voluntary Sector Research Grant Scheme 2001-2005. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

O'Gorman, Aileen and Doyle, Martha and Crean, Declan (2007) National Drug Trend Monitoring System pilot study: summary report. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs. (2006) National Advisory Committee on Drugs: progress report: August 2003 - December 2005. Dublin: Stationery Office.

Sinclair, Hamish and Bertorello, Carlo and Rial, Michela and Nolimal, Dusan (2006) Drug treatment demand data: influence on policy and practice =Demandes de traitment des consommateurs de drogues. Strasbourg: Council of Europe.

Midgley, Gerald and Winstanley, Ann and Gregory, Wendy and Foote, Jeff (2005) Monograph no. 13: Scoping the potential uses of systems thinking in developing policy on illicit drugs. Fitzroy: Turning Point Alcohol and Drug Centre.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs. (2005) National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD): Business Plan 2005 - 2008. Dublin: National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (2003) Investing in drug abuse treatment: a discussion paper for policy makers. Vienna: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs. (2003) National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD): progress report: July 2000-July 2003. Dublin: Stationery Office.

Ireland. Department of Health and Children. (2001) Making knowledge work for health: a strategy for health research. Dublin: Department of Health and Children.

McEvoy, Kieran and McElrath, Karen (1999) Ecstasy use in Northern Ireland: a qualitative study. Belfast: Stationery Office.

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 40 - National Drugs Strategy implementation [7923/15]. (25 Feb 2015)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 80 - National Drugs Strategy [38988/10]. (03 Nov 2010)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Adjournment debate - controlled substances. (01 May 2008)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 282 - National Drugs Strategy [8090/08]. (26 Feb 2008)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 47 - National Drugs Strategy [Ballyfermot] [5436/08]. (14 Feb 2008)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 47 - National Drugs Strategy [15010/07]. (24 Apr 2007)


Kremling, Janine (2013) Estimating drug use: the effect of sampling methods and policy implications. El Paso: LFB Scholarly Publishing LLc .

Lunn, Peter and Ruane, Frances (2013) Using evidence to inform policy. Dublin: Gill and Macmillan .

Gough, David and Oliver, Sandy and Thoms, James (2012) An introduction to systematic reviews. London: Sage .

Van Wormer, Katherine and Thyer, Bruce A., eds. Gambrill, Eileen (2010) Evidence-based practice in the field of substance abuse: a book of readings. Los Angeles: Sage .

Nutley, Sandra and Walter, Isabel and Davies, Huw T.O. (2007) Using evidence: how research can inform public services. Bristol: Policy Press .

Campbell, Nancy D (2007) Discovering addiction: the science and politics of substance abuse research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press .

Eliason, Michele J (2007) Improving substance abuse treatment : an introduction to the evidence-based practice movement. Los Angeles: Sage .

Miller, Peter M and Kavanagh, David J, eds. (2007) Translation of addictions science into practice. San Diego: Pergamon .

Pawson, Ray (2006) Evidence-based policy: a realist perspective. London: Sage .

Straus, Sharon E and Richardson, W Scott and Glasziou, Paul and Haynes, R. Brian (2005) Evidence-based medicine. Edinburgh ; New York: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone .

Hartnoll, Richard (2004) Drugs and drug dependence: linking research, policy and practice: lessona learned, challenges ahead. Strasbourg: Council of Europe .

Yalisove, Daniel (2004) Introduction to alcohol research: implications for treatment, prevention, and policy. Boston ; London: Pearson, Allyn & Bacon .

Rapley, Mark (2003) Quality of life research: a critical introduction. London: Sage .

Lin, Vivian and Gibson, Brendan, eds. (2003) Evidence-based health policy: problems and possibilities. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

World Health Organization. (2001) How to develop and implement a national drug policy. Geneva: World Health Organization .

Hough, Michael and Natarajan, Mangai, eds. (2000) Illegal drug markets: from research to prevention policy. Crime Prevention Studies. Volume 11 Criminal Justice Press .

Gregory, Jane and Miller, Steve (1998) Science in public: communication, culture and credibility. Cambridge MA: Perseus .

Heisterkamp, Siam (1995) Quantitative analysis of AIDS/HIV: development of methods to support policy making for infectious disease control. S.l.: s.n. .

Edwards, Griffith and Strang, John and Jaffe, Jerome H (1993) Drugs, alcohol and tobacco: making the science and policy connections. Oxford: Oxford University Press .

Conference or Workshop Item

Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development. (2019) Unlocking the power of data for criminal justice research, policy-making and practice. In: ACJRD 21st annual conference, 5 October 2018, Dublin.


Grealish, Helen (2020) How research impacts on health policy in Ireland: a case study of alcohol and drug policy. PhD thesis, National University of Ireland Galway.

O'Connell, Olivia (2014) Exploring the policy to practice gap. Social workers’ experience of embedding child protection policy into their practice. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland, Cork.

Quigley, Eoghan Kevin (2010) Drug policy, harm reduction & research in Ireland, 1996-2008. PhD thesis, Trinity College Dublin.

Randall, Niamh (2008) Drug policy and rationality: an exploration of the research - policy interface. MSc thesis, Trinity College Dublin.

Connor, Aileen (2007) Do the findings really speak for themselves? An examination of alcohol research/policy interface. MSc thesis, Trinity College Dublin.

McGarry, Kathryn (2004) An evidence-based policy in a moral panic: linking Local Drugs Task Forces to drug treatment data. Masters thesis, Trinity College Dublin.


[Alcohol Action Ireland] HRB Alcohol report highlights the urgent need for minimum unit pricing. (15 Apr 2021)

[BBC News Northern Ireland] Northern Ireland. Alcohol: One in five parents 'problem drinkers', research suggests. (08 Mar 2016)

[EMCDDA] Minimum quality standards for drug demand reduction interventions in the EU. (28 Sep 2015)

[Irish Examiner] , Connolly, Shaun UK:Politicians in a haze of denial about ‘war on drugs’. (01 Nov 2014)

[Department of Health] Launch of Survey: Alcohol: Public Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours (commissioned by the Health Research Board on behalf of the Department of Health from Ipsos MRBI). (11 Jul 2012)

[Reuters] Higher alcohol prices may curb drinking: study. (04 Jan 2012)

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