Keenan, Eamon (2002) Methadone maintenance treatment in an Irish context. In: Debating Public Policies on Drugs and Alcohol, 26 September 2002, Addiction Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin.
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The author discusses the use of methadone maintenance treatment as a method for treating opiate dependence in Ireland, and the rise of the opiate epidemic in Ireland in the 1980s. The introduction of a methadone protocol regularised the prescription and dispensing of methadone, and it is estimated that almost 6,500 individuals in Ireland, the majority of whom live in Dublin, are on methadone maintenance.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Call No:||HK22.214.171.124, VH4.2|
|Page Range:||[3 p.]|
|Event Title:||Debating Public Policies on Drugs and Alcohol|
|Event Location:||Addiction Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin|
|Event Dates:||26 September 2002|
|Notes:||This paper is a response to Jeff Ward's paper 'Justifying drug substitution therapies: the case of methadone maintenance treatment.'|
|Accession Number:||HRB 772 (Available)|
|Subjects:||P Demography, epidemiology, and history > Drugs and alcohol history|
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
HJ Treatment method > Drugs and alcohol disorder treatment method > Drugs and alcohol replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance
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