News, Articles & Publications


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

The aim of this webinar series is to offer 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

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

Forum article on the success of the methadone programme

Dr Ide Delargy talks to Forum magazine about structured methadone treatment, which she says has been a success, however more GPs need to get involved. » read more

Draft HSE document - Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment (members only)

Arising from the Introduction of the Opioid Treatment Protocol (2010), the HSE convened a working group to draft National Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment. » read more

Working with Opiate Users in Community Based Primary Care (members only)

ICGP best practice guidelines "Working with Opiate Users in Community Based Primary Care". » read more

DoHC Draft Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2013

The Department of Health and Children (DoHC) has issued Draft Misuse of Drugs (Amendment) Regulations 2013. » read more

Substance Misuse - Recommended Reading List for GPs

Substance Misuse - Recommended Reading List for GPs » read more