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Subject: Family, Parents
The High-Level Policy Statement on Supporting Parents and Families aims to drive greater connectivity, effectiveness and efficiency between services to children and their families that are provided directly by the State or with its support. The Department has been assisted in developing the Policy...
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A total of 8554 mothers attended the Coombe Hospital in 2013, 7986 mothers delivered 8170 infants. Some figures (p.15): â?¢ 12.8% were current smokers; this was the lowest percentage over 7 years (highest in 2007:17.3%); â?¢ 1.4% were consuming alcohol at the time of booking (showing a...
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Subject: Substance misuse
This report seeks to provide our coalition assessment of how much of the vision in the national mental health policy has been fulfilled. The report was produced using evidence gathered from the Department of Health and other Government Departments, the HSE and other public agencies, published and...
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Subject: alcohol
This update presents figures from the National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) on treated problem alcohol use in Ireland, for the period 2009 to 2013. Total number of cases â?¢ The total number of cases treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland increased from 7,816 in 2009 to a peak...
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Subject: Substance misuse
This article draws on a research project which employed a sequential mixed-method approach with a sample of fifteen year olds (n=95) as a pilot study to guide the development of a large scale qualitative study investigating youth substance use patterns, processes, settings and drug transitions...
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Subject: Child health
It is in a child's best interests for a prospective mother not to drink alcohol while pregnant due to the risk of damaging the physical and mental development of the unborn child â?" damage which can have serious, life-long consequences. During pregnancy alcohol passes from the motherâ?Ts...
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This initiative commenced in 2009 as a multi-agency and multi-disciplinary approach to substance misuse education for parents within the school context. It began in Galway as a response to schools requesting various agencies and individuals to deliver drugs education talks. In line with good...
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Subject: Substance misuse
The cross-departmental strategy to reduce the harm related to substance misuse in Northern Ireland, known as the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs (NSD) Phase 2, was launched in 2012. This is the third annual report of progress against the outcomes and indicators set out in that...
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Subject: Substance misuse
The debate about a minimum price for alcohol has been prompted by concerns about high levels of drinking, its effect on public health and public order, and a widespread belief that most of the alcohol which contributes to drunken behaviour is irresponsibly priced and sold. One policy option is to...
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Subject: Substance misuse
This report provides an update on infectious diseases related to injecting drug use in Europe for the period up to June 2015. The report covers both the EMCDDA Drug-related infectious diseases indicator, which collects data on the situation, and the responses in the area. It includes highlights...

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