Leah Friend

July 19, 2023

Northern Ireland Drug and Alcohol Alliance (NIADA): Impacts of COVID-19 on People Who Use Services and Providers, 2023 (Ulster University and Northern Ireland Alcohol and Drugs Alliance)

This research study aimed to examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on NIADA clients’ substance use, related behaviours and the delivery of services. The research found […]
July 19, 2023

The cost to society of smoking, 2023 (British Heart Foundation (NI) and partners)

Research commissioned by the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland estimates the overall annual cost to society of smoking, alcohol consumption and obesity in Northern Ireland is […]
May 15, 2023

Statistics from the Northern Ireland Substance Misuse Database: 1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 Experimental Statistics, 2022 (Department of Health)

This bulletin summarises information on people presenting to services with problem drug and/ or alcohol misuse and relates to the 12-month period ending 31 March 2022. […]
November 14, 2022

Annual Alcohol-Specific Deaths statistics, 2021 (NISRA)

NISRA released the annual Alcohol-specific deaths statistics for deaths registered in 2021 on alcohol-specific mortality across Northern Ireland. Alcohol specific deaths are deaths resulting from health […]
November 14, 2022

Alcohol market review 2022. Raising the bar: an examination of the alcohol market in Ireland 2022 (Alcohol Action Ireland)

The Review highlights the market revenues – €5.555bn in 2021, demonstrating who benefits and how, only a handful of companies are monopolising the Off-Trade receipts of […]