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# hrb - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder

Jun 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,009 Views 40 Comments

The number of young people abstaining from alcohol has increased from 11% in 2002 to 26% in 2019.

# hrb - Thursday 1 July, 2021

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis

Jul 1st 2021, 6:20 AM 14,893 Views 12 Comments

Men are more than twice as likely as women to use drugs, according to a new survey.

# hrb - Thursday 15 April, 2021

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

People in Ireland drink, on average, the equivalent of 40 bottles of vodka a year

Apr 15th 2021, 6:00 AM 42,854 Views 103 Comments

Every person in Ireland aged 15 and over drinks, on average, 10.8 litres of pure alcohol each year, according to new figures.

# hrb - Monday 12 October, 2020

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says
# Vaping
# Vaping

Adolescents who use e-cigarettes three-to-five times more likely to start smoking, new review says

Oct 12th 2020, 9:12 AM 12,291 Views 35 Comments

The Health Research Board’s review will help inform Department of Health policy.

# hrb - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show
# Drug Deaths
# Drug Deaths

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show

Dec 12th 2019, 6:10 AM 10,294 Views 33 Comments

A third of overdoses involved alcohol while more than half involved prescription drugs.

# hrb - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years
# Drinking
# Drinking

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

Nov 19th 2019, 12:27 PM 10,169 Views 12 Comments

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

# hrb - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse
# Addiction
# Addiction

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,404 Views 42 Comments

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

# hrb - Friday 8 March, 2019

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
# Drugs
# Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,465 Views 49 Comments

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# hrb - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 4:09 PM 12,628 Views 27 Comments

The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.

# hrb - Saturday 29 April, 2017

World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks
# Cork
# Cork

World-first trial shows single injection could help patients recover after heart attacks

Apr 29th 2017, 6:30 AM 34,040 Views 16 Comments

The breakthrough could lead to improved quality of life and life expectancy for patients.

# hrb - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period
# Drug Deaths
# Drug Deaths

Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period

Dec 13th 2016, 12:01 AM 6,420 Views 29 Comments

Alcohol remains the single most common drug implicated in deaths between 2004 and 2014.

# hrb - Saturday 23 July, 2016

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Jul 23rd 2016, 10:00 PM 14,587 Views 68 Comments

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

# hrb - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford
# Drink
# Drink

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:30 AM 12,374 Views 25 Comments

A new study has found that an average of 8,000 people a year seek treatment for alcoholism in Ireland.

# hrb - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland
# Stats
# Stats

One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland

Jan 22nd 2014, 10:51 PM 21,619 Views 149 Comments

New figures on drugs-related deaths in Ireland show that the number of people who have died from cocaine misuse has halved in four years.

# hrb - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives
# Research
# Research

Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives

Jan 8th 2014, 11:00 PM 15,054 Views 48 Comments

The research into behavioural intervention is one of six major projects given a total of €9 million today.

# hrb - Thursday 6 December, 2012

New research looks at flu vaccines and antibiotic misuse
# Picture Of Health
# Picture Of Health

New research looks at flu vaccines and antibiotic misuse

Dec 6th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,554 Views 10 Comments

The Health Research Board published its Picture of Health for 2012 today.

Road accident hotspots identified in new research
# Black Spots
# Black Spots

Road accident hotspots identified in new research

Dec 6th 2012, 6:30 AM 7,797 Views 7 Comments

So far this year, 154 people have been killed on Irish roads.

# hrb - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images
# Magic
# Magic

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images

Jul 15th 2012, 9:15 AM 7,983 Views 6 Comments

The Health Research Board wants to “showcase the magic of science” with amazing images. Job done.

# hrb - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report
# HRB
# HRB

Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report

Dec 13th 2011, 9:04 AM 1,427 Views 30 Comments

A new study into problem drug use in Ireland has found that the number of cases reporting cannabis as their main problem substance has increased significantly.