A review of Northern Ireland’s cross-departmental strategy to reduce the level of alcohol and drug-related harm has been published by the Department of Health.
The final review of the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs
Phase 2 (NSD-2), which was launched in 2012, is available here.
The overall purpose of the review was to evaluate the impact of NSD-2 on its aims of preventing and addressing harm related to substance misuse in Northern Ireland.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH) was requested by the Department of Health to support the stakeholder engagement element of the review, by collating the views of key stakeholders on the delivery of NSD-2 and the associated structures, in the context of recent and emerging Government policy.
This component of the review focused on a process evaluation by exploring the views and experiences of stakeholders through an online questionnaire and a series of semi-structured interviews and focus groups.
For further information about the IPH alcohol policy work can be accessed here.