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[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 1282 - Drug treatment programmes [38982/17]. (11 Sep 2017)


1282. Deputy Róisín Shortall asked the Minister for Health the way in which and the locations in which the additional €3 million allocated to drugs services is being spent in 2017. [38982/17]

 

Minister of State at the Department of Health (Deputy Catherine Byrne): The Department of Health allocated an additional €3m to the HSE for drugs-related measures in 2017. It is intended that this additional funding will be used to: establish a pilot supervised injecting facility in Dublin city centre during 2017; increase access to buprenorphine/naloxone and buprenorphine products as an alternative treatment for the identified cohorts of patients for whom methadone treatment is not suitable;   address gaps in addiction service provision for under 18s; and   provide more detoxification places in community and residential settings.   

I have asked the Health Service Executive to provide details of the locations in which this funding has been used to date and reply directly to the Deputy.

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