Opioid Substitute Treatment (OST)

Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Substitute Treatment

Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Substitution Treatment: guidance document for OST in the hospital setting.

If you use methadone, alcohol or other drugs, it is vital you know how to keep children safe and away from these substances.This leaflet is a guide to keeping your drugs outof children’s reach. Please read it carefully.

Suboxone resources 

For Research on clients experience of methadone maintenance please see Barriers to progressing through a methadone maintenance treatment programme: perspectives of the clients in the Mid-West of Ireland's drug and alcohol services (Moran, Keane, Elmusharaf, 2018)

Opioid Substitution Treatment Consent Form

This form should be completed by all entering onto treatment and forward to the HSE Central Treatment List (CTL) for processing Opioid Substitution Treatment - Entry Form


Do interruptions to the continuity of methadone maintenance treatment in specialist addiction settings increase the risk of drug-related poisoning deaths? A retrospective cohort study

Factors associated with early and later dropout from methadone maintenance treatment in specialist addiction clinics: a six-year cohort study using proportional hazards frailty models for recurrent treatment episodes

Does opioid substitution treatment have a protective effect on the clinical manifestations of COVID-19? Comment on Br J Anaesth 2020; 125: e382-3

Response of tertiary addictions services to opioid dependence during the COVID-19 pandemic

Therapeutic potential of long-acting opioids and opioid antagonists for SARS-CoV-2 infection

An overview of recent advances in opioid agonist treatment (OAT)

Consensus recommendations for opioid agonist treatment following the introduction of emergency clinical guidelines in Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic: A national Delphi study