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Predicting trends in fatal drug overdoses in Ireland: does day of the week matter?. Simone Walsh, Ena Lynn and Suzi Lyons. NDRDI Background. National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) established in 2005 Funded by Dept. of Health and Dept. of Justice and Equality

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predicting trends in fatal drug overdoses in ireland does day of the week matter

Predicting trends in fatal drug overdoses in Ireland: does day of the week matter?

Simone Walsh, Ena Lynn and Suzi Lyons

ndrdi background
NDRDI Background
  • National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) established in 2005
  • Funded by Dept. of Health and Dept. of Justice and Equality
  • European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)
overview
Overview
  • 2,734 individuals died between 1998 and 2009 of a fatal drug overdose (poisoning) in Ireland
    • Age and Gender
    • Significant Events (Christmas, St Patricks Day)
    • Substance involved and route of administration
    • Who deceased was with and where they were at the time of death
findings
Findings
  • Delivering harm reduction messages and treatment outcomes - day of the week does matter
  • Subgroups within the drug using population are at risk different times of the week or month
  • Opportunity to save a life