Drug misuse is a significant public health issue in Northern Ireland. The department's new strategic direction for alcohol and drugs (Phase 2:2011-16) documents the problems of drug misuse and notes the impact that substance misuse has on many vulnerable individuals, including children and young people, families and communities.

Information provided

This section presents information on the prevalence of drug use, the type of drugs being used and data on persons presenting to treatment services for problem drug misuse.

Current publications

Previous publications

For previous surveys uses the link above.

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