National strategy documents and reports
Healthy Ireland - a framework for improved health and wellbeing 2013 - 2005
Department of Health, March 2013
Healthy Ireland is a collective response to the risks that threaten Ireland’s future health and wellbeing, as well as its economic recovery. It is a new national Framework for action to improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Ireland over the coming generation.
Alcohol: Public Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviours
Health Research Board, July 2012
The Department of Health asked the Health Research Board (HRB) to ascertain the knowledge, opinions and behaviours of the general public in relation to alcohol consumption and whether they agreed or disagreed with some of the measures proposed in the recently published Report of the Working Group on a National Substance Misuse Strategy (for alcohol).
Report of Strategic Response Group
Health Research board, June 2012
Findings and recommendations from the Strategic Response Group's report on street-level drug services and substance misuse related anti-social behaviour in Dublin city centre.
Report of Lord Mayor's Commission on Antisocial Behaviour
Dublin City Council, June 2012
Findings and recommendations from the Lord Mayor's Commission on Antisocial Behaviour.
Report of the National Substance Misuse Strategy Steering Group
Department of Health, February 2012
Steering Group Report on a National Substance Misuse Strategy.
Report on The Misuse of Alcohol and Other Drugs
Houses of the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Health and Children, January 2012
The report makes a number of recommendations to help deal with the misuse of alcohol and drugs in Ireland.
New research into the role and benefits of education in drug rehabilitation
Health Research Board, October 2010.
A report on the 'The role of education in developing recovery capital in recovery from substance addiction’.
Introduction of the Opioid Treatment Protocol
Prof. Michael Farrell, Prof. Joe Barry and Jelena Ivanovic, December 2010
A wide ranging review of the Methadone Treatment Protocol , examining the current regulatory processes and oversight arrangements for opiate dependence treatment in Ireland. It is the first comprehensive external review following a consultation process with key stakeholders, including the voluntary and community sector.
National Drugs Strategy (interim) 2009-2016
Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 2009
Continuing to tackle the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs through a concerted focus on the five pillars of supply reduction, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and research.
Drug Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation
Comptroller and Auditor General Special Report, Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, March 2009
An examination of the publicy-funded treatment and rehabilitation services provided for persons with drug addictions by the Comptroller and Auditor General.
Needle Exchange Provision in Ireland: The Context, Current Levels of Service Provision and Recommendations
A Joint Report by the National Drug Strategy Team and National Advisory Committee on Drugs for the Inter-Departmental Group on Drugs, November 2008
Report of the Implementation Group on Alcohol Misuse
Department of Health and Children, October 2008
The Implementation Group was formed to monitor and report on progress on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report “Working Together to Reduce the Harms Caused by Alcohol Misuse“. The Report here recalls and briefly explains the recommendations contained in the Working Group Report and provides an update on progress made on each recommendation.
Report of the Government Alcohol Advisory Group
Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform, March 2008.
In January 2008, the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform announced his intention to bring forward proposals for changes in the law on the public order aspects of the sale and consumption of alcohol with a view to enacting the required legislative changes before the summer recess.
National Drug Strategy 2001 – 2008 Rehabilitation
Report of the Working Group on Drugs Rehabilitation, Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, May 2007
Report of the HSE Working Group on Residential Treatment & Rehabilitation (Substance Abuse)
Corrigan, Desmond and O’Gorman, Aileen, May 2007
A Vision for Change
Report of the Expert Group on Mental Health Policy, 2006
Keeping Drugs out of Prisons: Drugs Policy and Strategy
Irish Prisons Service, 2006
National Drugs Strategy progress report 2001-2004
Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 2005
Report of the Working Group on Treatment of Under 18 year olds presenting to treatment services with serious drug problems
Department of Health and Children, 2005
Report on alcohol misuse by young people
Joint Committee on Health and Children, 2004.
The Joint Committee on Health and Children was established in November 2002, and from the outset, had identified alcohol misuse among young people as a priority in its work programme. In July 2003 a sub-committee was set up to examine the evidence and present a report with recommendations. For the purpose of this report, young people were defined as those between the ages of 12 and 25. The report makes 10 key recommendations to be implemented as a matter of top national priority.
Strategic Task Force on Alcohol: second report.
Health Promotion Unit, Department of Health and Children, 2004
The Minister for Health and Children established the Strategic Task Force on Alcohol (STFA) in January 2002, as recommended in the first report of the Commission on Liquor Licensing. The brief of the Strategic Task Force on Alcohol is, inter alia, to recommend specific, evidence based, measures to Government to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm in Ireland.
Report of the Benzodiazepine Committee
Department of Health and Children, August 2002
The Benzodiazepine Committee was established by the Minister for Health in June 2000 in order to examine current prescription practices and use of benzodiazepines in Ireland. The report outlines the facts about benzodiazepine use in Ireland and makes a number of recommendations. This report was published with a companion publication, 'Good Practice Guidelines' to assist clinicians in adopting best practice.
Strategic Task Force on Alcohol: interim report
Strategic Task Force on Alcohol, Department of Health and Children, 2002
South Eastern Health Board regional treatment and rehabilitation working group recommendations
South Eastern Health Board, 2001
National Drug Strategy 2001-2008
Department of Tourism, Sport and Recreation, 2001
To significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs through a concerted focus on supply reduction, prevention, treatment and research.