Thursday, 12 July 2018
Department of Health
Drug Treatment Programmes Data
364. To ask the Minister for Health to set out the number of persons on methadone treatment; the number on treatment for periods (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [31777/18]
The national drugs strategy, Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery, seeks to minimise the harms caused by the use and misuse of substances and to promote rehabilitation and recovery.
At the end of April 2018 there were 10,282 people availing of methadone treatment.
I have asked the HSE to respond directly to the Deputy with information in relation to the length of time that individuals have been in receipt of methadone treatment.