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# methadone - Monday 10 December, 2018

'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.

# methadone - Sunday 21 October, 2018

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?

# methadone - Thursday 19 October, 2017

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.

# methadone - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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.

# methadone - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

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

# methadone - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'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.

# methadone - Thursday 24 September, 2015

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.”

# methadone - Sunday 21 June, 2015

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

The drug is used to treat heroin addiction.

# methadone - Monday 16 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday

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

# methadone - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

'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.

# methadone - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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…

# methadone - Monday 15 December, 2014

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.

# methadone - Sunday 10 August, 2014

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”.

# methadone - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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.

# methadone - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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.

# methadone - Monday 27 January, 2014

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.

# methadone - Monday 5 August, 2013

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”.

# methadone - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

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.

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