23 May 2017
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Substance Misuse Articles

This is 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 to help you keep up-to-date in this area.

All articles are selected from either the ICGP Online Journals or from free online journals available on open access.

Please contact library@icgp.ie if you have any questions.


Twenty years of the methadone treatment protocol in Ireland: reflections on the role of general practice.

Authors: Delargy I, Crowley D, Van Hout MC.

Source: Harm Reduct J. 2019 Jan 17;16(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s12954-018-0272-4.

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Optimising treatment in opioid dependency in primary care: results from a national key stakeholder and expert focus group in Ireland.

Authors: Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I. 

Source: BMC Fam Pract. 2018 Jun 30;19(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s12875-018-0792-8. 

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Piloting online self-audit of methadone treatment in Irish general practice: results, reflections and educational outcomes.

Authors: Van Hout MC, Crowley D, McBride A, Delargy I.

Source: BMC Med Educ. 2018 Jun 27;18(1):153. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1259-2.

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Irish general practitioner attitudes toward decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis: results from a national survey

Authors: Crowley D, Collins C, Delargy I, Laird E, Van Hout MC.

Source: Harm Reduct J. 2017 Jan 13;14(1):4. doi: 10.1186/s12954-016-0129-7.

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Putting a face to opiate addiction for students at a needle exchange programme

Authors: Tringale R, Reilly JM.

Source: Med Educ. 2017 May;51(5):538-539. doi: 10.1111/medu.13318.

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Comparison of Opioid Prescribing Patterns in the United States and Japan: Primary Care Physicians' Attitudes and Perceptions

Authors: Onishi E, Kobayashi T, Dexter E, Marino M, Maeno T, Deyo RA.

Source: J Am Board Fam Med. 2017 Mar-Apr;30(2):248-254. doi: 10.3122/jabfm.2017.02.160299.

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Predicting the onset of hazardous alcohol drinking in primary care: development and validation of a simple risk algorithm.

Authors: Bellón JÁ, de Dios Luna J, King M, Nazareth I, Motrico E, GildeGómez-Barragán MJ, Torres-González F, Montón-Franco C, Sánchez-Celaya M, Díaz-Barreiros MÁ, Vicens C, Moreno-Peral P

Source: Br J Gen Pract. 2017 Apr;67(657):e280-e292. doi: 10.3399/bjgp17X690245.

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Opiate addiction and overdose: experiences, attitudes, and appetite for community naloxone provision

Authors: Barry T, Klimas J, Tobin H, Egan M, Bury G.

Source: Br J Gen Pract. 2017 Apr;67(657):e267-e273. doi: 10.3399/bjgp17X689857. Epub 2017 Feb 28.

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Primary care management of opioid use disorders: Abstinence, methadone, or buprenorphine-naloxone?

Authors: Srivastava A, Kahan M, Nader M.

Source: Can Fam Physician. 2017 Mar;63(3):200-205.

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Buprenorphine for managing opioid withdrawal

Authors: Gowing L, Ali R, White JM, Mbewe D.

Source: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Feb 21;2:CD002025. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002025.pub5.

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Experience of drug overdose at an urban addiction clinic in Ireland

Authors: Barry T., Crowley D., Benton A., Barron E., and O'Reilly F.

Source: Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 2017 August; 19 (4).

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General Practitioner perspectives on and attitudes toward the methadone treatment programme in Ireland.

Authors: Delargy, I, O'Shea, M.T., Van Hout, M.C. and Collins, C.

Source: Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems, 2016 August; 18 (4): 43-50. 

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