The Latest alcohol treatment figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show 54,263 cases* of people being treated for problem alcohol use in Ireland between 2012 and 2018. There were 7,464 treated cases during 2018, a small increase compared to 7,350 in 2017.
- Almost seven-in-ten cases were already alcohol dependent**.
- Many people in treatment had been drinking more in a typical day than would be recommended in a week based on HSE low risk guidelines.
- The number of cases presenting with cocaine as an additional problem drug continues to rise.
Source: drugsandalcohol.ie, November 2019. Accessed on November 19th 2019