Some key documents

(2017) The effectiveness of interventions related to the use of illicit drugs: prevention, harm reduction, treatment and recovery. A ‘review of reviews’. Full text


(2016) General Practitioner perspectives on and attitudes toward the methadone treatment programme in Ireland Full Text / Summary article

The study aimed to assess and compare GP perceptions of the scale of local illicit drug use, attitudes toward and obstacles in the provision of methadone treatment and preferred adjunct modalities.


(2015) IMO position paper on addiction and dependency. Irish Medical Organisation, Dublin. Full text


(2015) Alcohol-related brain injury a guide for professionals. Alcohol forum, Letterkenny. Full text

This guide aims to improve the quality of care individuals with Alcohol- Related Brain Injury (ARBI) receive during their contact with services.


(2016) Clinical guidelines for opioid substitution treatment. Health Service Executive Dublin. Full text

The Guidelines have been developed in order to outline evidence-based care to standardise and improve the quality and safety of care to the patient.



Also, see drug treatment matrix and alcohol treatment matrix

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