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.

Drug Use in Ireland & Northern Ireland - First Results (Revised) from the 2002/2003 Drug Prevalence Survey


Drug Use in Ireland & Northern Ireland - First Results (Revised) from the 2002/2003 Drug Prevalence Survey
Authors: National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) & Drug and Alcohol Information and Research Unit (DAIRU)
Published: First Published October 2003
Revised June 2005
We previously published drug prevalence figures for Ireland and Northern Ireland in Bulletin 1 (ISBN 0-7557-1793-3). However, a number of anomalies were discovered in the original survey data which required us to re-calculate the prevalence figures. Bulletins 1 has therefore being re-issued with minor revisions.
Pages: 16
File Size: 161 KB
Format: PDF

Executive Summary

This bulletin presents key findings from the first drug prevalence survey of households in both Ireland and Northern Ireland. The survey sampled a representative number of people aged between 15 and 64 during late 2002 and early 2003. The survey was undertaken by MORI MRC according to standards set by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). Revised data (June 2005) relating to drug prevalence on a lifetime, last year (recent), and last month (current) basis for Ireland, Northern Ireland, and the Island of Ireland are presented in this bulletin.
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