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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)
Date:2002
Call No:HK2.10.2.2, 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.'
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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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