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#Drug deaths

# drug-deaths - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show

A third of overdoses involved alcohol while more than half involved prescription drugs.

# drug-deaths - Friday 8 March, 2019

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# drug-deaths - Friday 31 August, 2018

HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses

“Every use of Naloxone is potentially a life saved,” the HSE said.

# drug-deaths - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period

Alcohol remains the single most common drug implicated in deaths between 2004 and 2014.

# drug-deaths - Monday 18 April, 2016

'Major concern' as two men die of suspected overdoses within days of each other

It’s understood the body of one man lay undiscovered for several days.

# drug-deaths - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Joan Burton defends new death certs after 'hidden suicide' claims

Where and when will grieving families be required to disclose a cause of death?

# drug-deaths - Monday 2 June, 2014

Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?

Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.

# drug-deaths - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Over 47,500 killed in Mexican drug wars

Figures released by Mexico yesterday show that thousands have been killed in drugs-related violence

# drug-deaths - Friday 24 June, 2011

Ireland has one of Europe's highest levels of drugs fatalities

A new UN report also highlights the rise in the use and distribution of so-called ‘legal highs’