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Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the extent to which heroin use is a factor in crime here; his policy regarding heroin use and addiction treatment; the additional measures being taken to tackle heroin related crime;

Creator:

National Documentation Centre on Drug Use

Subject Keywords: Response of the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform to a question about the relation of heroin use to crime in Ireland
Type: Dail debates
Region: Republic of Ireland
Description:

Minister's response "While it is not possible to estimate the overall extent to which heroin use is a factor in crime, what is clear from available studies and research is that the provision of drug treatment in general substantially reduces drug use and related involvement in crime. The recently published Rosie Study by the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (available at www.nacd.ie) which measured drug treatment outcomes demonstrates this clearly in the Irish context.

Overall the Governments approach to tackling the problem of drug misuse, including heroin use, is through a co-ordinated and integrated approach under our National Drugs Strategy which tackles the issue under pillar headings of drugs supply reduction, education and prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and research. This Departments involvement is primarily (although not solely) concerned with the drug supply reduction pillar."

Date:

07/07/2009

DOI:

10.14655/11971-8451

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

National Documentation Centre on Drug Use. (2009) Deputy Tom Hayes asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the extent to which heroin use is a factor in crime here; his policy regarding heroin use and addiction treatment; the additional measures being taken to tackle heroin related crime; [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/8451 [Accessed: 23rd July 2019].

  

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