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#Methadone

# methadone - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,301 Views 8 Comments

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

# methadone - Saturday 25 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,451 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.

# methadone - Thursday 20 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 20th 2020, 9:25 PM 14,683 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.

# methadone - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 24th 2019, 12:06 PM 15,519 Views 37 Comments

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

# methadone - Wednesday 31 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 31st 2019, 7:50 PM 24,127 Views 66 Comments

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

# methadone - Monday 10 December, 2018

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

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

Dec 10th 2018, 9:38 AM 15,030 Views 53 Comments

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?
# Opioid Treatment
# Opioid Treatment

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

Oct 21st 2018, 8:30 PM 19,608 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?

# methadone - Thursday 19 October, 2017

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

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

Oct 19th 2017, 9:02 AM 4,922 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.

# methadone - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,283 Views 35 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.

# methadone - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Jul 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,013 Views 73 Comments

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
# Galway
# Galway

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

Oct 8th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,457 Views 9 Comments

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
# Born Addicted
# Born Addicted

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

Sep 24th 2015, 6:15 AM 34,482 Views 18 Comments

‘”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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Jun 21st 2015, 8:00 AM 11,420 Views 58 Comments

The drug is used to treat heroin addiction.

# methadone - Monday 16 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Mar 16th 2015, 8:50 AM 12,040 Views 3 Comments

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
# Inner City

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

Jan 28th 2015, 10:31 PM 23,432 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.

# methadone - Saturday 20 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 14,767 Views 13 Comments

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
# Lethal Cocktails
# Lethal Cocktails

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

Dec 15th 2014, 11:05 AM 5,931 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.

# methadone - Sunday 10 August, 2014

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

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

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,225 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”.

# methadone - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

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

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

May 14th 2014, 10:48 PM 41,751 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.

# methadone - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,921 Views 56 Comments

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
# Overdosing
# Overdosing

How more people died on methadone than heroin in Ireland

Jan 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 17,877 Views 78 Comments

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
# Keltoi House
# Keltoi House

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

Aug 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,634 Views 6 Comments

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"
# Recession
# Recession

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

Sep 25th 2012, 9:19 PM 24,988 Views 68 Comments

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