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Citywide. [Citywide] Citywide submits to Review of the Methadone Treatment Protocol. (15 Jul 2010)

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Citywide held a meeting in June of community services and projects to develop a submission to the Review of the Methadone Treatment Protocol.

Underpinning all of the recommendations proposed at that meeting was the need for effective engagement between methadone prescribing services and community services. Community services are clear that methadone has been a very useful element of drug treatment in Ireland but equally clear that it is not a treatment in itself.

Methadone should be used as part of an overall care plan for drug users; this intervention should include all other elements required for progression in recovery.

Summary

Action 35 in the National Drugs Strategy (interim 2009 – 2016) requires that a review of the Methadone Treatment Protocol take place to maximise the provision of treatment, to facilitate appropriate progression pathways (including exit from methadone treatment where appropriate) and to encourage engagement with services. The review will include engagement with the community and voluntary sectors.

Submission to the Methadone Treatment Protocol Review June 30th 2010

Citywide provides networks through which local communities can develop coordinated responses to issues of drug policy and services. We work with communities to develop responses to the drugs problem in their area, by providing ongoing support. We support best practice in drug treatment and the development of all protocols that assist in easing and reducing the pain and destruction drug use does to individuals, families and our communities. The promotion of effective engagement between methadone prescribing services and community services is an important element of CityWide's work.

Item Type:News
Source:Citywide
Date:15 July 2010
Corporate Creators:Citywide
EndNote:View
Subjects:VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
HJ Treatment method > Substance disorder treatment method > Substance replacement method (substitution) > Methadone maintenance
MA-ML Social science, culture and community > Community action

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