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Carrigan, Jane (2011) Chains of addiction and links of support. Responding to benzodiazepine use in Ballymun; a GP-community partnership addiction project. Dublin: Ballymun Family Practice; Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force.

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This report outlines the operation and development of the GP-Community Partnership Addiction Project over its first three years of implementation (September 2006-September 2009). The GP-Community Partnership Addiction Project is managed by the Ballymun Family Practice and funded by the Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force (BLDTF).

The report presents the following:
• The aims and objectives of the Project and details of how it operates (Chapter Two);
• The background of the Project and its development (Chapter Two);
• The research design and methodologies employed (Chapter Three);
• The effectiveness of a letter as a brief intervention technique for benzodiazepine use (Chapter Four);
• The experience of having an addiction counsellor on site within the GP practice environment from counsellors and GPs’ perspectives (Chapter Five).
• Conclusions and Recommendations (Chapter Six)


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