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#Methadone

From TheJournal.ie 'We're replacing one addiction with another': Number of people accessing methadone up 600% in some counties Addiction Services

'We're replacing one addiction with another': Number of people accessing methadone up 600% in some counties

For the last 20 years, methadone has been the mainstay of harm reduction services in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Minister says she did not approve wording of letter telling residents methadone clinic would not open Bad Penmanship

Minister says she did not approve wording of letter telling residents methadone clinic would not open

The newsletter style document was issued to residents with update on the proposals for a methadone clinic at Ballinteer Health Centre.

From TheJournal.ie 'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds Methadone

'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds

The research examines the experiences of 25 people who have been on methadone treatment.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now? Opioid Treatment

Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now?

How effective has the strategy been and what is the legacy we are left with when so many people are on the drug for so long?

From TheJournal.ie No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind' Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

From TheJournal.ie Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

From TheJournal.ie 92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year Drug Addiction

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

From TheJournal.ie 'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean Galway

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean

The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.

From TheJournal.ie This man was born addicted to drugs but is now a successful businessman and father Born Addicted

This man was born addicted to drugs but is now a successful businessman and father

‘”My son has all the opportunities I never had and I’m really happy for that.”

From TheJournal.ie Almost 10,000 people are in methadone programmes in Ireland - and the number is rising Drugs

Almost 10,000 people are in methadone programmes in Ireland - and the number is rising

The drug is used to treat heroin addiction.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning – and your week.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin Inner City This post contains videos

'Worse now than the heroin epidemic of the 80s' - Christy Burke on drugs in Dublin

The Lord Mayor said the capital’s problems haven’t changed that much in the 30 years he has been a councillor.

From TheJournal.ie Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014 Prime Numbers

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

From TheJournal.ie Methadone. Heroin. Alcohol ... Surge in mixed-drug deaths since 2004 Lethal Cocktails

Methadone. Heroin. Alcohol ... Surge in mixed-drug deaths since 2004

There’s been an increase in the number of drug-related deaths recorded. Alcohol was a factor in three out of four of all poisonings.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

From TheJournal.ie New claims against gardaí: teenager with special needs 'whipped' with a belt Allegations

New claims against gardaí: teenager with special needs 'whipped' with a belt

Dr Richard O’Flaherty also told an Oireachtas committee of a 45-year-old diabetic woman allegedly being prevented from going to the toilet and not given any medication for hours.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free Drug Users

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free

The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.

From TheJournal.ie How more people died on methadone than heroin in Ireland Overdosing

How more people died on methadone than heroin in Ireland

It’s not what you might have expected but the number of methadone users who died doubled in just one year.

From TheJournal.ie Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit Keltoi House

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

From TheJournal.ie Denis O'Brien: doing business with Apple is "like going on methadone" Recession

Denis O'Brien: doing business with Apple is "like going on methadone"

The tycoon also said Irish people had behaved like adults during the recession.