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 New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs Phase 2 (NSD-2) is a cross-departmental strategy led by the Department of Health, which aims to reduce the level of alcohol and drug-related harm in Northern Ireland. The overall aim 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.
May 24 marks the one year anniversary of the Club Health Conference in Dublin 2017. 280 delegates attended from 20 countries over the 3 day event in the Printworks, Dublin Castle. IPH were part of the organizing committee for the event which brought together experts from a wide range of fields to learn on the current evidence, policy and practice in promoting positive health in nightlife and party-goers.
Trends in Injector Deaths in Ireland, as Recorded by the National Drug-Related Deaths Index, 1998–2014
The National Drug-Related Death Index (NDRDI) has released a report on the trends of death in intravenous drug users in Ireland from 1998 to 2014. Statistics are shown for deaths where the individual was known to have injected drugs at the time of death or around the time of death. The NDRDI recorded 16,500 deaths from 1998 to 2014 with 792 (5%) of these individuals known to be injecting at the time of death or around the time of death. Of these 792 deaths: