In 2019–20, around 139,300 clients aged 10 and over received AOD treatment. The four most common drugs that led clients to seek treatment were alcohol (34%), amphetamines (28%), cannabis (18%) and heroin (5.1%). The median age of clients was 35 years.

Early responses of AOD services to the COVID-19 pandemic are seen in the last quarter of 2019–20, impacting some treatment types and service delivery settings.

  • Cat. no: HSE 250

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