A review of harm reduction approaches in Ireland and evidence from the International literature.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345813
Title:
A review of harm reduction approaches in Ireland and evidence from the International literature.
Authors:
Moore, Gerard; McCarthy, Philomena; MacNeela, Padraig; MacGabhann, Liam; Philbin, Mark; Proudfoot, Denise
Affiliation:
Dublin City University (DCU)
Citation:
Moore, G. et al., 2004. A review of harm reduction approaches in Ireland and evidence from the international literature. Dublin: Stationery Office.
Publisher:
Stationery Office
Issue Date:
May-2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345813
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
I am happy to welcome this new review of harm reduction approaches from the NACD. This report arises out of Action 100 in the National Drugs Strategy which called for research into the effectiveness of new mechanisms to minimise the sharing of equipment and to establish the potential application of new options within particular cohorts of the drug using population. It is part of the Government's commitment to building knowledge to inform policy development and appropriate strategies. As the report points out, harm reduction approaches can make a significant contribution to the health of drug misusers and they form an important part of Irish drugs policy. However, in common with all approaches to the drug problem, harm reduction policies need to evidence-based. It is for this reason that this review of the international literature on harm reduction and the Irish experience of harm reduction approaches is so welcome.
Keywords:
DRUGS MISUSE; SELF HARM; LITERATURE REVIEW; EVIDENCE BASED HEALTH CARE
Series/Report no.:
Prn; 2635
ISBN:
0755719409
Sponsors:
National Advisory Committee on Drugs.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMoore, Gerarden
dc.contributor.authorMcCarthy, Philomenaen
dc.contributor.authorMacNeela, Padraigen
dc.contributor.authorMacGabhann, Liamen
dc.contributor.authorPhilbin, Marken
dc.contributor.authorProudfoot, Deniseen
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-02T10:02:54Zen
dc.date.available2015-03-02T10:02:54Zen
dc.date.issued2004-05en
dc.identifier.citationMoore, G. et al., 2004. A review of harm reduction approaches in Ireland and evidence from the international literature. Dublin: Stationery Office.en
dc.identifier.isbn0755719409en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/345813en
dc.descriptionI am happy to welcome this new review of harm reduction approaches from the NACD. This report arises out of Action 100 in the National Drugs Strategy which called for research into the effectiveness of new mechanisms to minimise the sharing of equipment and to establish the potential application of new options within particular cohorts of the drug using population. It is part of the Government's commitment to building knowledge to inform policy development and appropriate strategies. As the report points out, harm reduction approaches can make a significant contribution to the health of drug misusers and they form an important part of Irish drugs policy. However, in common with all approaches to the drug problem, harm reduction policies need to evidence-based. It is for this reason that this review of the international literature on harm reduction and the Irish experience of harm reduction approaches is so welcome.en
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Advisory Committee on Drugs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherStationery Officeen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPrnen
dc.relation.ispartofseries2635en
dc.subjectDRUGS MISUSEen
dc.subjectSELF HARMen
dc.subjectLITERATURE REVIEWen
dc.subjectEVIDENCE BASED HEALTH CAREen
dc.titleA review of harm reduction approaches in Ireland and evidence from the International literature.en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentDublin City University (DCU)en
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