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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.

ROSIE Findings 1: Summary of 1-year outcomes

Title:

ROSIE Findings 1: Summary of 1-year outcomes
Authors: Dr Gemma Cox, Dr Catherine Comiskey, Paul Kelly,
Jennifer Cronly
Published: September 2006
Pages: 12
File Size: 988KB
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. Dr. Gemma Cox was project Manager from July 2003 and July 2006.

The Study recruited 404 opiate users entering treatment. The outcomes at 1-year for drug use, involvement in crime, injecting-related risk behaviour, physical and mental health among others are presented in this paper. Statistically significant differences are given emphasis in this document. Behaviour changes related to the 90 days prior to interviews, unless otherwise stated.

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