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#Drug Addiction

# drug-addiction - Sunday 11 July, 2021

Opinion: Most young people involved in street-level dealing are among our most vulnerable citizens
# End Prohibition
# End Prohibition

Opinion: Most young people involved in street-level dealing are among our most vulnerable citizens

Jul 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,439 Views 52 Comments

Youth worker Eoin Lynagh is part of a group calling for an end to prohibition.

# drug-addiction - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Feb 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,810 Views 41 Comments

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

# drug-addiction - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem

Dec 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 14,835 Views 43 Comments

We cannot have a National Drug Strategy that prefers the drug court to a health-focused approach.

# drug-addiction - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland

May 22nd 2019, 6:50 PM 20,350 Views 83 Comments

The health minister plans to have the medicinal cannabis access scheme up and running in the summer.

# drug-addiction - Friday 4 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Jan 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,443 Views 25 Comments

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# drug-addiction - Monday 23 July, 2018

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Jul 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 17,753 Views 24 Comments

The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.

# drug-addiction - Sunday 10 June, 2018

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere

Jun 10th 2018, 10:45 AM 18,093 Views 101 Comments

A town hall meeting will be held this week in Dublin on the subject of looking into a health-led approach towards drug use in Ireland.

# drug-addiction - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need
# Addiction
# Addiction

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need

Feb 27th 2018, 12:18 PM 15,514 Views 45 Comments

Depression is often the root cause of drug addiction and abuse does not help.

# drug-addiction - Saturday 14 October, 2017

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon spoke about his brother's death on the Late Late and it was powerful television
# Drug Addiction
From The Daily Edge
# Drug Addiction

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon spoke about his brother's death on the Late Late and it was powerful television

Oct 14th 2017, 9:44 AM 4,324 Views 2 Comments

“It’s OK to come out and say that I’m not embarrassed.”

'An opponent taunted me about his overdose' - Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on his brother's death
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

'An opponent taunted me about his overdose' - Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on his brother's death

Oct 14th 2017, 9:10 AM 40,603 Views 57 Comments

“It’s OK to come out and say that I’m not embarrassed.”

# drug-addiction - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts
# Addiction
# Addiction

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Aug 27th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,496 Views 5 Comments

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

# drug-addiction - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
# Addiction
# Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,321 Views 35 Comments

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

# drug-addiction - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Teen accused of causing €50k damage at Oberstown young offenders centre
# Children's Court
# Children's Court

Teen accused of causing €50k damage at Oberstown young offenders centre

Aug 9th 2017, 10:19 PM 12,134 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old boy is accused of assaulting a staff member and causing €54,000 worth of criminal damage.

# drug-addiction - Wednesday 12 July, 2017

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Jul 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,091 Views 73 Comments

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

# drug-addiction - Friday 12 May, 2017

'Sleep well, starling': Family and friends gather to remember activist Dara Quigley
# Justice For Dara
# Justice For Dara

'Sleep well, starling': Family and friends gather to remember activist Dara Quigley

May 12th 2017, 7:51 PM 33,207 Views 45 Comments

At a vigil in Dublin this evening, her brother Sean called for a change in how the State treats addicts.

# drug-addiction - Saturday 17 December, 2016

There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms

Dec 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,524 Views 22 Comments

The problem is particularly bad in rural areas.

# drug-addiction - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

'When there is somewhere safe for people to go and inject they will use it - I will use it'
# Humans Of Dublin
# Humans Of Dublin

'When there is somewhere safe for people to go and inject they will use it - I will use it'

Nov 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 15,288 Views 44 Comments

Ireland’s first supervised injection centre could be up and running by the end of 2017.

# drug-addiction - Wednesday 24 August, 2016

FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?

Aug 24th 2016, 8:05 PM 17,794 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe recently made some alarming claims on this issue. FactCheck puts them under scrutiny.

# drug-addiction - Thursday 9 June, 2016

People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing
# Coolmine Therapeutic Community
# Coolmine Therapeutic Community

People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing

Jun 9th 2016, 8:35 AM 11,662 Views 38 Comments

The chairman of a drug treatment programme said that the government needed to give more urgency to the housing crisis.

# drug-addiction - Saturday 30 January, 2016

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"

Jan 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 30,945 Views 48 Comments

Paul started snorting heroin aged 18. What followed was over 20 years of serious drug abuse before he finally decided to get clean.

# drug-addiction - Friday 24 April, 2015

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community
# Scott County Indiana
# Scott County Indiana

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community

Apr 24th 2015, 8:21 PM 37,179 Views 15 Comments

From 2009-2013, Scott County, Indiana had three HIV infections. There have been 142 since January.

# drug-addiction - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'
# Heroin
# Heroin

'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'

Apr 15th 2015, 10:03 PM 24,841 Views 41 Comments

Jonathan O’Brien’s brother is battling drug addiction.

# drug-addiction - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

'The morning my father was buried in Dublin, I was doing drugs down an alley in London'
# Hope
# Hope

'The morning my father was buried in Dublin, I was doing drugs down an alley in London'

Jan 6th 2015, 12:47 PM 17,484 Views 16 Comments

John turned his life around after drug addiction.

# drug-addiction - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Mother of drug addict explains how support group 'made me feel like I wasn't the only one heartbroken'
# Addiction
# Addiction

Mother of drug addict explains how support group 'made me feel like I wasn't the only one heartbroken'

Nov 2nd 2014, 8:30 AM 16,834 Views 9 Comments

Anne’s son has been battling addiction for 27 years.

# drug-addiction - Friday 3 October, 2014

Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas'
# Addiction
# Addiction

Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas'

Oct 3rd 2014, 11:48 AM 24,220 Views 101 Comments

The Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin said a recent surge in hallucinogenic stimulants has also made addicts’ behaviour somewhat more challenging lately.

# drug-addiction - Thursday 24 July, 2014

Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict
# Peaches
# Peaches

Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict

Jul 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 753 Views 91 Comments

Compassion for a fellow human being should not change just because a poor soul happened to be an addict.

# drug-addiction - Friday 2 August, 2013

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
# Addiction
# Addiction

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,711 Views 24 Comments

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

# drug-addiction - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings

Jul 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 883 Views 74 Comments

I dabbled with drugs on a social basis and thought I was in control; but that was before trying crystal meth. The drug stripped away everything I believed about myself as a person, exposing me to dangers and tragedies I would never have imagined.

# drug-addiction - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan
# Pakistan
# Pakistan

Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan

Dec 29th 2012, 6:46 PM 9,391 Views 6 Comments

The deaths have all come in the last four days, with most of the fatalities thought to be drug addicts seeking a fix.

# drug-addiction - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

The Evening Fix…now with added tomato sauce
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix…now with added tomato sauce

Oct 2nd 2012, 8:00 PM 7,193 Views 3 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:43 AM 6,434 Views 20 Comments

Coolmine Therapeutic Centre says it urgently needs €100,000 from the State in order to keep its mother and child facilities for drug addicts open.

# drug-addiction - Friday 29 July, 2011

Column: Amy Winehouse was an addict – and I know how that feels
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Amy Winehouse was an addict – and I know how that feels

Jul 29th 2011, 7:29 AM 446 Views 27 Comments

The singer’s meltdowns were very public, but few people understand the reality of addiction, writes recovered drug user Brendan Magee.