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National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol

The NACDA was established in response to the drug problem to assist in our continued need to improve our knowledge and understanding of problem drug use.

The goal of the NACDA is to advise the Government on problem drug use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on our analysis and interpretation of research findings.

Press Releases

# Article Title Date
1 2014/15 Drugs Survey reveals a rise in levels of recent and current drug use in most Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force Areas Thursday, 23 February 2017
2 2014/15 Drugs survey reveals that levels of recent and current illegal drug use has risen Friday, 09 December 2016
3 NACDA Illicit Drug Markets in Ireland Thursday, 23 October 2014
4 Drug Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland: Drug Prevalence Survey 2014/15 Tuesday, 14 October 2014
5 Drug Use in Ireland and Northern Ireland 2010/2011 Drug Prevalence Survey: Polydrug Use Bulletin Tuesday, 24 June 2014
6 Drug Use Among the Prisoner Population in Ireland Thursday, 10 April 2014
7 Survey finds frequency of cocaine use in Ireland is reducing Tuesday, 08 April 2014
8 NACDA Request for Tender Monday, 03 February 2014
9 Minister for Drugs Alex White welcomes publication of the Cannabis Bulletin Drug Prevalence Survey 2010/11 Wednesday, 03 July 2013
10 Narrowing of regional differences in the use of illegal drugs Tuesday, 19 June 2012
11 NACD study reveals that home grown cannabis has stronger potency than imported variety Tuesday, 29 November 2011
12 2010/11 Drugs survey reveals that level of recent and current drug use remains stable Tuesday, 22 November 2011
13 Children of substance misusers more likely to experience problems with mental health, social skills, academic achievement and substance use Tuesday, 18 October 2011
14 Renewed efforts needed to tackle sale of illegal 'headshop drugs' online Monday, 27 June 2011
15 Parents & Peers Influence Drug Use Among Early School Leavers Thursday, 28 October 2010
16 Study estimates rise in opiate users in Ireland Friday, 11 December 2009
17 New Research Highlights the Need for Adequately Funded Support Services for Drug-Using Sex Workers Tuesday, 12 May 2009
18 Survey finds that 11% of the population have taken sedatives and tranquillisers. Nine percent of the population reported taking anti-depressants Thursday, 26 March 2009
19 New report shows increase in cannabis use in Ireland since 2002/2003. More users percive 'great risk' to using cannabis in 2006/7 than in 2002/3 Tuesday, 09 December 2008
20 Nearly half of Cocaine users get drug from family and friends. Increase in cocaine use in Ireland since 2002/2003 Tuesday, 21 October 2008
21 New research shows drug treatment reduces drug use, involvement in crime and improves chances of going back to work Thursday, 09 October 2008
22 Research on drug prevalence in regional drugs task force areas launched Wednesday, 25 June 2008
23 New report shows little increase in recent and current illegal drug use in Ireland since 2002/2003 Friday, 25 January 2008
24 New research shows methadone treatment reduces drug use and involvement in crime Thursday, 26 April 2007
25 National Family Support Network recommended for thos affected by drug use Wednesday, 04 April 2007
26 NACD says that services for cocaine users need to become more visible Thursday, 08 March 2007
27 Study highlights need for new indicators to identify emerging drug problems in communities earlier Thursday, 23 November 2006
28 New study shows vulnerability of traveller community to problem drug use Friday, 20 October 2006
29 Research shows significant reductions in drug use after one year's treatment Monday, 11 September 2006
30 Reserach on cocaine use in Ireland and Northern Ireland Thursday, 12 January 2006
31 Research on cannabis use in Ireland and Northern Ireland Friday, 07 October 2005
32 Continuing drug use is one of the main reasons why homeless people remain homeless says NACD Thursday, 14 April 2005
33 New report highlights the untapped potential family support services Friday, 12 November 2004
34 Guidelines for the management of dual diagnosis needed Monday, 01 November 2004
35 Community groups generate innovative research on local drug issues Monday, 04 October 2004
36 Cannabis smokers at increased risk of developing cancer Wednesday, 01 September 2004
37 Greater access to harm reduction services for drug users is needed Thursday, 27 May 2004
38 Research on drug prevalence in health board areas launched Monday, 19 April 2004
39 NACD concern over cocaine use in Ireland Wednesday, 10 December 2003
40 Department of Health and Children issues public health warning on DOB Friday, 24 October 2003
41 New study shows 14,452 people using opiates in Ireland Tuesday, 06 May 2003
42 National Advisory Committee on Drugs awards five research grants for research into problem drug use. Tuesday, 03 September 2002
43 Minister Eoin Ryan, T.D., welcomes First Report of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs Friday, 07 December 2001
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