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Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
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Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,368 Views 8 Comments

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
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'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,601 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

Keeping opioid dependents in methadone treatment for longer saves lives, study finds
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Keeping opioid dependents in methadone treatment for longer saves lives, study finds

Feb 20th 2020, 9:25 PM 14,698 Views 29 Comments

Drug-related deaths were found to be significantly higher at the start of treatment and in the first month after it finished.

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

Dec 24th 2019, 12:06 PM 15,643 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jul 31st 2019, 7:50 PM 24,151 Views 66 Comments

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

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

Dec 10th 2018, 9:38 AM 15,062 Views 53 Comments

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

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

Oct 21st 2018, 8:30 PM 19,641 Views 26 Comments

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?

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

Oct 19th 2017, 9:02 AM 4,934 Views 8 Comments

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

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

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,316 Views 36 Comments

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.

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
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92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Jul 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,074 Views 73 Comments

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

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

Oct 8th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,555 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Sep 24th 2015, 6:15 AM 34,484 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jun 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 11,435 Views 58 Comments

The drug is used to treat heroin addiction.

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

Jan 28th 2015, 10:31 PM 23,488 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Dec 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 14,771 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Dec 15th 2014, 11:05 AM 5,934 Views 21 Comments

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.

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

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,231 Views 113 Comments

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

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

May 14th 2014, 10:48 PM 41,892 Views 162 Comments

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.

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,948 Views 56 Comments

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

How more people died on methadone than heroin in Ireland
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How more people died on methadone than heroin in Ireland

Jan 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 17,895 Views 78 Comments

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

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

Aug 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,674 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Sep 25th 2012, 9:19 PM 24,992 Views 68 Comments

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