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Ireland: national report for 2016 - treatment.

Creator:

Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction

Subject Keywords: Drugs, Alochol
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: Republic of Ireland
Northern Ireland
Description:

A national drug strategy Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery: A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025 was launched in July 2017 (Department of Health 2017). The strategy is structured around cross-cutting goals rather than the pillars of the previous national drug strategy (2009–2016) (Department of Community 2009).

 

Treatment and rehabilitation are covered under the second goal of the new strategy. The main aim is to minimise the harms caused by the use and misuse of substances and to promote rehabilitation and recovery. The goal focuses on the range of treatment, rehabilitation and recovery services available to users. It recognises that ‘timely access to appropriate services relevant to the needs and circumstances of the person concerned is of fundamental importance’ (p. 33). There are two objectives to the goal; the first relates to treatment and rehabilitation and is described below; the second focuses specifically on people who inject drugs and the issues of overdose and drug-related deaths – this is considered in more detail in the Harm Reduction workbook (see Section 3.3).

Date:

01/01/2017

DOI:

10.14655/6841-998376

Rights: Public
Suggested citation:

Health Research Board. Irish National Focal Point to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction. (2017) Ireland: national report for 2016 - treatment. [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/998376 [Accessed: 22nd May 2019].

  

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