National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS)
Health Research Board
The National Drug Treatment Reporting System (NDTRS) was established as an epidemiological database on treated drug and alcohol misuse in Ireland. It records incidence of drug and alcohol treatment.
The NDTRS is an epidemiological database on treated cases and problem drug and alcohol use in Ireland. It records episodes of treatment during the calendar year. It also records incidence and prevalence of drug and alcohol treatment.
Basic demographic information; reason for treatment, source of referral. If treated, up to five problem drugs including alcohol can be recorded; history of drug use; risk behaviour in relation to injecting; type of treatment; treatment outcomes.
Drug treatment centres in Ireland including residential, general practitioners (GPs), prisons.
Service providers at drug treatment centres throughout Ireland compile a record of each individual who attends for treatment either online or through paper form.
Approximately 30,000 records created on average annually.
Annual report published by the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA); annual reports specific to Ireland 2002–2012.
Currently being redeveloped as an online system.