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.

Early Warning and Emerging Trends

This group was originally set up in September 1997 by the Department of Health as the ad hoc Early Warning Committee on New Synthetic Drugs under the 1997 Joint Action by the Council of the European Union concerning information exchange, risk assessment and control of new synthetic drugs where each Member State had to set up a system of early warning on the emergence of this phenomenon. In 2001, the committee was placed on a formal basis within the NACD and its remit extended to include the monitoring of emerging trends.

Published Research

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