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Health Impact Assessment

Tusla annual report 2016.

The Tusla â?" Child and Family Agency was first established on the 1st January 2014 as the dedicated State Agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children. Tuslaâ?Ts remit includes a range of broad-based and targeted services, as ...

National Self-Harm Registry Ireland annual report 2016.

Although the 2016 self-harm rates show a slight increase from 2015, there seems to be a stabilisation in the rate of self-harm in recent years. It should be noted however that the 2016 self-harm rate is still 10% higher than the rate in 2007, the year bef ...

National Office for Suicide Prevention annual report 2016.

The National Office for Suicide Prevention, within the HSE Mental Health Division, continues to work to realise the vision of an Ireland where fewer lives are lost through suicide. Connecting for Life is the current national government strategy to reduce ...

Drink-driving: tougher rules are welcome.

. Editorial. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27913 Public 27 September 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1506492592 27913 No ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

Dublin Simon annual impact report 2016.

Dublin Simon Community provides accommodation and supportive services to individuals and couples over 18 years of age and families who are either homeless or at risk of homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath, enabling them to rebuild their liv ...

A naturalistic longitudinal analysis of post-detoxification outcomes in opioid-dependent patients.

Introduction and aims: To provide an assessment of outcomes in a cohort of opioid-dependent patients post-detoxification. Design and methods: This study employed an observational longitudinal cohort design. Patients who completed detoxification in the thr ...

Merchants Quay Ireland annual review 2016.

Merchants Quay Ireland is the largest non-profit drug service provider in Ireland, well established and with a proven track record in providing residential drug and alcohol treatment. A national voluntary organisation founded by the Franciscans in 1969, M ...

Dealing with synthetics: time to reframe the narrative.

Key Points: â?¢ Despite adjustments over its lifetime, the contemporary international drug control regime has had an historical emphasis in on â?~narcoticâ?T drugs, such as opium, heroin and cocaine, rather than on a range of synthetic substances. â?¢ Ass ...

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals.

A senior addiction expert at the HSE has said that drug testing needs to be considered for festivals and nightclubs in order to cut down on overdoses and drug-related health problems......... Daragh Brophy A senior addiction expert at the HSE has said tha ...

Improving clinical responses to drug-related deaths. A summary of best practice and innovations from drug treatment providers.

. Collective Voice, NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance Drug treatment Collective Voice and the NHS Substance Misuse Provider Alliance (NHS SMPA) have worked together, with Public Health England's support, to produce a set of recommendations for pr ...

Drug misuse in over 16s: psychosocial interventions.

. National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Drug treatment This guideline covers using psychosocial interventions to treat adults and young people over 16 who have a problem with or are dependent on opioids, stimulants or cannabis. It aims to r ...

Drug and Alcohol Findings collection: couples therapies.

One of only two types of therapies recommended for alcohol and/or drugs users by the UKâ?Ts official health intervention advisers. The most well known of these in the substance use sector focuses on a daily ritual in which the couple reaffirm and reinforc ...

Changing patterns of substance misuse in adult prisons and service responses. A thematic review.

. HM Inspectorate of Prisons for England and Wales Drug treatment Drug misuse is a serious threat to the security of the prison system, the health of individual prisoners and the safety of prisoners and staff. Its effects ripple outwards to harm prisoners’ ...

Preventing and reducing drug overdoses- a priority for the EMCDDA.

. EMCDDA. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27810 Public 31 August 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1504161215 27810 No HEALTH;DRUG MISUSE;SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

School appeals plan for addict recovery centre.

A Dublin inner city primary school and local residents have put the brakes on the Dublin Simon Community pressing ahead with its plan for a 70-bed recovery centre for homeless drug addicts and alcoholics at Usher's Island...... Gordon Deegan A Dublin ...

'Drugs advice' to be provided for Electric Picnic attendees.

A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users attending Electric Picnic this weekend........ Cormac O'Keeffe A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users att ...

Survey reveals Irish men can reach their recommended low-risk alcohol limit for just €7.65 a week.

. Conor Heneghan The annual price survey, carried out in July, was part of Alcohol Action Ireland’s 2018 Pre-Budget submission, which was published on Tuesday........... http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27806 Public 29 August 2017 News National Drugs Library ...

The use of digital technology in substance misuse recovery.

Alongside recent trends in the purchasing of illicit substances online, there has been a growth in the availability of online resources dedicated to treatment and recovery from substance misuse, including online interventions, mutual-aid groups and forums ...

The effect of female sex on hepatitis C incidence among people who inject drugs: results from the international multi-cohort InC3 Collaborative.

This study from the United States of America provides valuable information on differences in hepatitis C virus (HCV) incidence by sex in people who inject drugs (PWID), controlling for differences in related exposures and behavioral factors, using well-ch ...

Young people's use of e-cigarettes across the United Kingdom: findings from five surveys 2015- 2017.

Concern has been expressed about the use of e-cigarettes among young people. Our study reported e-cigarette and tobacco cigarette ever and regular use among 11â?"16 year olds across the UK. Data came from five large scale surveys with different desig ...

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