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[The Argus] , Doherty, Christine Chronic lack of treatment available for drug addicts. (21 Sep 2011)

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Louth addicts are finding it virtually impossible to get residential treatment and are being forced to go cold turkey on their own, according to Ciaran Traynor, Drogheda Drugs and Alcohol Forum. With just 26 beds in the country, people living in Dublin are being dealt with first, according to the locally based voluntary group.

' There is no centre in north-east and to get into one in the city, you have had to have been resident in Dublin and signing on there to get access as a resident. That means it is virtually impossible to get into them from the northeast and people here in Drogheda are having to do their own detox,' says Ciaran Traynor. 'Addicts don't vote so they are not important...."

 

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