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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.

Prevalence of Opiate Use in Ireland 2006: A 3-Source Capture Recapture Study

 

Title:

Prevalence of Opiate Use in Ireland 2006: A 3-Source Capture Recapture Study
Authors: Dr Alan Kelly, Dr Conor Teljeur, Ms Marlen Carvalho
Small Area Health Research Unit, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Trinity College, Dublin
Published: 11th December 2009
Pages: 28
File Size: 464 KB
Format: PDF
   

Executive Summary

 
This study estimates the prevalence of problem opiate use in Ireland in 2006 using a 3-Source Capture Recapture method. The three population sources employed to calculate the estimate were the Central (methadone) Treatment List (CTL), the Hospital In-Patient Enquiry Scheme (HIPE) and the Garda list of opiate users.
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