Clinical matters

Further national policy objectives for which we are responsible are outlined in the following strategies:

Online Drug and Alcohol Directory

The National Online Directory of Drug and Alcohol Services is a directory of all drug and alcohol services and specialist treatment programmes in Ireland. It is aimed at the public or professionals who may need to find the most appropriate services for themselves, family members or clients.

Chemsex and other New Psychoactive Substances Issues

GAMMA HYDROXYBUTYRATE & GAMMA BUTROLACTONE (GHB/GBL):A CASE SERIES OF INPATIENT & OUTPATIENT DETOXIFICATION poster was presented at the Club Health International Conference in May 2017. An earlier version of the poster was presented at the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland conference in April 2017. This poster provides information in relation to the abuse of GHB and treatment options.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction:'The Experience and Meaning of Problematic ‘G’ (GHB/GBL) Use in an Irish Context: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis' (2017)

International Journal of Drug Policy: 'Chemsex, risk behaviours and sexually transmitted infections among men who have sex with men in Dublin, Ireland' (2018)

International Journal of Mental Health Addiction: Health and Social Problems Associated with Recent Novel Psychoactive Substance (NPS) Use Amongst Marginalised,Nightlife and Online Users in Six European Countries (2017)

European Monitoring Centre - Drug Checking as a Harm Reduction tool for recreational drug users: opportunities and challenges.pdf (size 276 KB)