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#Ana Liffey Drug Project

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Wednesday 7 August, 2019

Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users

The government’s new drug possession policy is not likely to achieve its goals, writes Marcus Keane.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news Safer From Harm This post contains videos

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news

Rachael Keogh’s addiction came to light in 2006, when her mother shared photos of her ravaged arms.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Monday 25 February, 2019

Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts

Half of respondents disagreed that their loved ones should be prosecuted for drug use.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Friday 22 February, 2019

Drug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets

“People might not associate their intake of pills with increasing their overdose risk,” says Ana Liffey Drug Project CEO Tony Duffin.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 22 September, 2018

'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic

The Ana Liffey Drug Project is at Electric Picnic this weekend – and it has proved to be a busy few days so far.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Drug outreach services to be provided at Electric Picnic campsites

Medical professionals and other volunteers will be providing advice and other help in Stradbally.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy'

The tweet was quickly deleted after criticism online.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'

After 40 years in the force, Jack Nolan said it would be difficult to claim there are less drugs available now.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Monday 4 June, 2018

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 9 September, 2017

'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent

The Ana Liffey Drug Project made its debut at this year’s festival – and it proved to be a busy three days for the volunteers.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 2 September, 2017

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals

Amnesty bins aren’t possible right now, legally – but the option will be considered.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 13 May, 2017

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin

What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine

Carfentanyl, which has caused deaths across the US and in the UK, has been detected in Northern Ireland.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Crack-cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids: Concern over new drug trends in Dublin

There’s been an increase in the level of paraphernalia associated with smoking crack.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 24 December, 2016

It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?

People have reasonable fears about such centres – but those fears can be addressed, writes the Ana Liffey Drug Project’s Tony Duffin.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Wednesday 30 November, 2016

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'

An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015

A new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Sunday 15 May, 2016

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?

Enda Kenny is set to reveal the new junior ministers this week.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

The needles on the cobbles are nothing new - but the human excrement is shocking

A grim tour of the backstreets of the capital…

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Friday 23 October, 2015

Drug-using students urged to be more careful when taking pills

The campaign is the first time a drug service has worked with Irish universities to develop drug-related resources aimed at students.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Monday 31 August, 2015

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles

Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Saturday 16 May, 2015

'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers

A number of attacks on charity workers have made the headlines in recent weeks. A leading campaigner says it’s ‘very tense’.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Wednesday 24 December, 2014

Many of us will celebrate (or cope) this Christmas by using drink or drugs to excess

Everybody should be aware of simple, clear, ‘harm reduction’ messages writes Tony Duffin, Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project.

# ana-liffey-drug-project - Monday 20 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?

Senator John Crown has said that heroin could be given under clean, supervised circumstances to remove addicts from the streets and reduce criminality. Do you agree?