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King, Aoibhinn (2011) Service user involvement in methadone maintenance programmes: the ‘philosophy, the ideal and the reality'. Drugs: Education Prevention and Policy , 18 , (4) , pp. 276-280.

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In a general context, the involvement of service users in health services has been well documented; however, less evidence is available within the area of drug treatment service provision. This study, which was conducted in Ireland, sought to address this gap in the knowledge and understanding of service user involvement within this setting. Qualitative in-depth interviews were undertaken with a broad range of participants. The sample, which totalled 20 individuals, comprised both service users and service providers.


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