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This publication series from the Drug Misuse Research Division (DMRD) of the Health Research Board (HRB) provides a comprehensive review of specific drug-related issues in Ireland. Each issue in the series will examine, in an objective and reliable manner, an aspect of the drugs phenomenon. It is...
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Subject: Drugs misuse
The data presented in this paper describe what is known about trends in drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland between 1990 and 2002. The current and potential sources of data in Ireland on drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users are described. The analysis presented in...
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Subject: Drugs misuse
Although the link between drug use, addiction and crime has been established by international and Irish research, identifying the precise causative connection between drugs and crime has been a primary preoccupation of many writers in this area. For the purpose of this Overview, we will review the...
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This Directory contains information about courses and training programmes on drug misuse for individuals and agencies interested in developing their knowledge, skills and capacity in this field. This is the fourth edition of the Directory compiled by the National Documentation Centre on Drug Use.
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Rather than provide a narrative of developments during the life of the National Drugs Strategy (NDS), this overview seeks to analyse the NDS as policy instrument: it explores how the NDS was designed and developed, and the strategic management processes and governance arrangements put in place to...
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The data presented in this paper describe trends in drug-related deaths in Ireland between 1998 and 2005. The data used for this analysis were obtained from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) which is maintained by the Alcohol and Drug Research Unit of the Health Research Board. Using...
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Subject: Drugs misuse
Crack cocaine is produced from powder cocaine using readily available chemical agents such as ammonia or baking soda. Smoking crack is a highly efficient way of getting cocaine into the brain, making its use compulsive and difficult to control in some cases. In early 2005, a number of seizures of...
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Subject: Suicide
Suicide has been ubiquitous in time and place. It has been proscribed by tradition, culture and legislation. More recently it has been decriminalised almost everywhere. Historically suicide has been underreported by a factor of three in Ireland until comparatively recently. During recent decades...
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This report presents data on all admissions to, and discharges from, psychiatric in-patient facilities in Ireland in 2006.

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