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The cross-departmental strategy to reduce the harm related to substance misuse in Northern Ireland, known as the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs (NSD) Phase 2, was launched in 2012. This is the third annual report of progress against the outcomes and indicators set out in that...
The United Nations Office of Drug Control (UNODC) published ‘International Standards on Drug Use Prevention’ in 2013. The Standards were developed through a systematic assessment of the international evidence on prevention and they provide a summary of the available scientific evidence...
This leaflet highlights the health risks of cocaine use, such as heart attack, brain haemorrhage and liver damage. It also looks at the social implications of cocaine use, including trouble with the police and debt
Subject: Drugs misuse
This poster informs about the danger of dehydration caused by taking Ecstasy stating: 'Ecstasy makes you dehydrate and dancing makes you sweat, so if you're doing both sip about a pint of water an hour, have the odd sugary drink and take breaks from dancing'. It also provides contact details for...
Subject: Drugs misuse
This poster informs about the dangers of taking cocaine stating: 'Cocaine is highly addictive. It's also a local anaesthetic. So you keep doing it but you can't feel it. Gross, but it happens'. It also provides contact details for the National Drugs Helpline. Tel: 0800 776600.
Subject: Drugs misuse
This poster informs about the effects of taking speed stating: 'The more speed you take, the more exhausted you are when it wears off and the more likely you are to keep taking more. And that's called addiction'. It also provides contact details for the National Drugs Helpline. Tel: 0800 776600.
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Subject: Drugs misuse
This handbook has been developed within the context of the institutional structures recommended under the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016 and within the overall framework of the National Social Inclusion Plan 2007-2016. It sets out the role of the Drugs Task Forces within the national and local...
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Author: Activelink
Subject: Drugs misuse
The North Dublin City and County Regional Drugs Task Force invites applications for this once-off funding which will be provided through four pillars by way of a grant up to €3,000 for innovative initiatives: • Prevention, Education & Awareness – to develop...
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Author: Lahiffe B. F.
The female prisoner population are a very specific group with very different needs to that of the general population. The study sets out to profile these women and to examine their use of tobacco, alcohol and other substances. A census sample of female prisoners was frequency matched for age with...
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Author: Evans K., Alade S.
This document presents executive summaries of pieces of research carried out under the auspices of a Department of Health funded research programme. The aim of the programme was to provide research based evidence that would underpin the development of high quality and effective interventions with...

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