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Overview of Drug Issues in Ireland 2000

Author: Moran, Rosalyn; O'Brein, Mary; Dillion, Lucy; Farrell, Eimear;Maycock, Paula

Publication Year: 2001



List of tables
List of figures
List of abbreviations
General Introduction

Chapter 1: Drugs strategy, budget and funding arrangements
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Drugs strategy
1.3 Institutional mechanisms
1.4 Budget and funding arrangements
1.5 References

Chapter 2: Legal framework
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Statutes related to the control of drugs with the potential for misuse
2.3 Recent changes in legislation and some implications
2.4 Drug law enforcement organisation and process
2.5 Activities relating to supply and demand reduction
2.6 References

Chapter 3: Research findings on drug use
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Drug consumption in general practice
3.3 School and youth population
3.4 Drug consumption in specific groups
3.5 Prevalence of problem drug use in the general population
3.6 Summary
3.7 References

Chapter 4 Health Issues and consequences of drug misuse
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Characteristics of clients, patterns of use and trends
4.3 Drug-related risk behaviours and trends
4.4 Drug-related infectious diseases
4.5 Other drug-related morbidity
4.6 Drug-related mortality
4.7 Summary
4.8 References

Chapter 5 Social issues and public attitudes associated with drug misuse
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Drug use, housing and homelessness
5.3 Public nuisance and community problems
5.4 Social and economic costs of drug consumption
5.5 Developments in public attitudes and debates
5.6 References

Chapter 6: Law enforcement and drug-related crime
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Charges for drug offences
6.3 Trends in Quantities and numbers of drug seizures
6.4 Price and purity of drugs
6.5 Availability of different drugs
6.6 Sources of supply and trafficking patterns in Ireland
6.7 Drug-related crime
6.8 Summary
6.9 References

Chapter 7: Demand reduction interventions
7.1 Introduction
7.2 Definition and national context
7.3 Primary prevention
7.4 Reduction of drug-related harm
7.5 Treatment
7.6 After-care and re-integration
7.7 Interventions in the criminal justice system
7.8 Specific targets and settings
7.9 Quality assurance
7.10 Training
7.11 Dissemination of information on demand reduction
7.12 Conclusions
7.13 References


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Keywords central nervous system drugs, anti coagulant drugs, psychotropic drugs, pharmaceutical services, pharmacodynamics, pharmacology, vegetable drugs, veterinary drugs, designer drugs, cytotoxic drugs, child proof drug containers, drug side effects, drug toxicology, drug trafficing, drug use, drugs, drugs control, dosage, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addiction treatment, drug addicts, drug administration, drug adverse reactions, drug and alcohol abuse, drug and alcohol addiction, drug containers, drug information, drug interactions, drug regulations, non prescription drugs, mdma, overdosing
Publisher Drug Misuse Research Division/The Health Research Board
Classification drug abuse
ISBN 1903669014
Pages 220
Categories: Irish Content, Books
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