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454 Users Successfully 'weaned off' Methadone
Sunday Tribune
A total of 454 methadone users successfully completed treatment programmes aimed at weaning them off the heroin substitute last year - but more than 2,000 others left the state's maintenance programme during the same period for a variety of reasons, new figures have revealed. According to statistics released under the Freedom of Information Act, there were 9,760 methadone users around the country last year, with the majority in the Dublin area. However, over 2,778 clients of the methadone maintenance service left the HSE's central treatment lists during the year. A summary of the reasons reveals that in 1,268 instances, they did so after either being released or committed to prison.This resource was contributed by The National Documentation Centre on Drug Use.
Keyword(s): Methadone; Treatment; Substance misuse
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Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: All Ireland Public Health Repository
First Indexed: 2015-09-18 06:10:37 Last Updated: 2017-01-17 06:51:28