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20 Years of the Methadone Treatment Protocol in Ireland

The Methadone Treatment Protocol (MTP) was introduced 20 years ago in October 1998. Click here for the publication and photo gallery. » read more

Substance Misuse and Associated Health Problems Certificate Course Practice Improvement Project Award

Substance Misuse and Associated Health Problems Certificate Course Practice Improvement Project Award winner announced » read more

Substance Misuse Events at the ICGP Annual Conference

The ICGP's Annual Conference and AGM was held on the 25th and 26th of May in the National Convention Center, Dublin. At this event there were multiple substance misuse talks and events. » read more

Substance Misuse Webinar Series - Tips and tools for managing addiction in primary care

This webinar series isoffers GPs and practice staff some updates on the common problems they face in their surgeries on a daily basis such as problem alcohol use, managing benzodiazepines, addiction to over the counter (OTC) medications, effective management of chronic pain, substance misuse and driving, hepatitis C updates. » read more

HSE information campaign - risks associated with pregabalin

Pregabalin is a prescription drug used to manage a number of long-term conditions, including epilepsy, neuropathic pain and generalised anxiety disorder. » read more

Substance Misusue Programme Conference - Managing Problem Alcohol & Drug Use in Primary Care

Date: 27 May 2017, Venue: Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James' Hospital, Dublin 8 » read more

Substance Misuse Articles

A selection of current articles from leading medical journals chosen by the ICGP Library and the Substance Misuse Department on the topic of substance misuse. » read more

HSE approves 'Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment'

National guidelines on opiate substitution treatment have been approved by the Primary Care Management Team of the HSE. » read more

ICGP Substance Misuse Programme online self audit tool

The ICGP Substance Misuse Programme has developed an online self-audit tool to assist Level 1 and Level 2 GPs to complete their audit requirement to treat patients on the Methadone Treatment Protocol. » read more

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