Policy, Strategy and Frameworks
Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: “A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland” – 2017 – 2025
National Drugs Strategy (interim)
National Drugs Strategy (2001-2008).
National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework (2010)
National Protocols and Common Assessment Guidelines.
Better Outcomes Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020.
Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy.
Research and Reports
HSE Safer Nightlife Programme 2022, Results from ‘back of house’ drug testing
Recreational use of nitrous oxide – a growing concern for Europe
Irish syringe analysis pilot project. The identification of current injecting trends in the Dublin and Midland region through the application of syringe analysis methodology.
European Web Survey on Drugs Irish Findings
Naloxone Administration by Addiction & Homeless Service Providers in Ireland: 2018-2020, Drug Insights Report
Infographic re: Naloxone Administration by Addiction & Homeless Service Providers in Ireland: 2018-2020, Drug Insights Report
Drug Insights Report 1, Drug-related Deaths in Ireland: Key Patterns and Trends 2008-2017
Report of the Emerging Drug Trends and Drug Checking Working Group 2021
The Emergence of New Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Benzodiazepines. A Survey of their Prevalence in Opioid Substitution Patients using LC-MS
Report of the Working Group on Drugs Rehabilitation 2007
Evaluation Report of the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework Pilot.
Research Keane, McAleenan and Barry (2014) - research relating to Recovery Academy
Research Keane (2011) - - research relating to Recovery Academy
Needle Exchange Review
Evaluation of the HSE Naloxone Demonstration Project
Homelessness, health and drug use in Dublin 2016
Barriers to progressing through a methadone maintenance treatment programme: perspectives of the clients in the Mid-West of Ireland's drug and alcohol services (Moran, Keane, Elmusharaf 2018)
Recent changes in Europe’s cocaine market: results from an EMCDDA trendspotter study (December 2018)
National Online Directory of Drug and Alcohol Services
Oversight Forum on Drugs
NDRIC is now promoting national participation in the rollout of the Framework with local and regional drugs and alcohol task forces and relevant services. An Online Resource Library of templates and policies can be accessed on www.drugs.ie These tools were developed by some of the sites that engaged in the national pilot to put in place the National Drugs Rehabilitation Framework.