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.

ROSIE Findings 2: Summary of 1-year outcomes: Detoxification Modality


ROSIE Findings 2: Summary of 1-year outcomes: Detoxification Modality
Authors: Dr Gemma Cox, Dr Catherine Comiskey, Paul Kelly
Published: January 2007
Pages: 8
File Size: 1.02 MB 
Format: PDF

Executive Summary


The Research Outcome Study n Ireland evaluating drug treatment effectiveness (ROSIE) is the first national, prospective, longitudinal, multi-site drug treatment outcome study in the country. The National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) commissioned this study in 2002 as required by the National Drug Strategy Action 99. The aim of the Study is to recruit and follow opiates users entering treatment over a period of time documenting the changes observed. The contract was awarded to Dr Catherine Comiskey and NUI Maynooth in 2002.

The Study recruited 404 opiate users entering treatment. This is the second paper in the ROSIE Findings series and it provides a snapshot of the outcomes for people in the detoxification modality one year after treatment intake.

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