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#Drug use

# drug-use - Friday 5 March, 2021

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

Mar 5th 2021, 12:04 PM 13,643 Views 26 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

# drug-use - Monday 31 August, 2020

HSE launches online resources and supports to mark International Overdose Awareness Day
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

HSE launches online resources and supports to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 31st 2020, 6:20 AM 8,399 Views 1 Comment

Over 370 people lose their lives in Ireland from drug overdose every year.

# drug-use - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine
# Health
# Health

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

Jul 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,473 Views 7 Comments

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

# drug-use - Monday 2 December, 2019

Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine
# Drug Use
From The42
# Drug Use

Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine

Dec 2nd 2019, 6:07 PM 12,603 Views 6 Comments

David Simmonson and Cian Cullinan have received bans from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

# drug-use - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Number of cocaine treatment cases doubles in one year with economic recovery deemed as key factor
# Problem Drug Use
# Problem Drug Use

Number of cocaine treatment cases doubles in one year with economic recovery deemed as key factor

Nov 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,472 Views 55 Comments

Cocaine is third on the list of most common drugs on the treatment list, but moving closer to cannabis.

# drug-use - Monday 3 June, 2019

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

Jun 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 14,953 Views 13 Comments

A working group was set up last year to consider issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

# drug-use - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Apr 17th 2019, 6:40 AM 24,609 Views 49 Comments

Fresh stats reveal a dramatic spike in people seeking help for problem cocaine use.

# drug-use - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse
# Addiction
# Addiction

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,355 Views 42 Comments

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

# drug-use - Monday 25 February, 2019

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

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

Feb 25th 2019, 10:22 AM 14,244 Views 61 Comments

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

# drug-use - Monday 10 December, 2018

'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds
# Methadone
# Methadone

'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds

Dec 10th 2018, 9:38 AM 15,041 Views 57 Comments

The research examines the experiences of 25 people who have been on methadone treatment.

# drug-use - Saturday 29 September, 2018

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,653 Views 22 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# drug-use - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group
# Ireland's Drug Use
# Ireland's Drug Use

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group

Sep 25th 2018, 6:29 PM 15,288 Views 35 Comments

Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.

# drug-use - Saturday 1 September, 2018

'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic
# Ana Liffey Drug Project
# Ana Liffey Drug Project

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

Sep 1st 2018, 5:46 PM 22,363 Views 29 Comments

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

# drug-use - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to
# Drug Report
# Drug Report

Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to

Jun 7th 2018, 10:01 AM 25,944 Views 70 Comments

The latest European Drug Report has been released today.

# drug-use - Saturday 2 June, 2018

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

Jun 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 12,304 Views 20 Comments

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

# drug-use - Friday 1 June, 2018

HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK

Jun 1st 2018, 12:12 PM 13,785 Views 38 Comments

People are being asked to look after themselves and look out for their friends during the festival season.

# drug-use - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Grime star Stormzy hits back at Daily Mail for saying his music 'glorifies' cannabis use
# Skunk
# Skunk

Grime star Stormzy hits back at Daily Mail for saying his music 'glorifies' cannabis use

Dec 30th 2017, 4:30 PM 16,142 Views 52 Comments

The newspaper claimed that grime music is ‘product placement’ for cannabis.

Stormzy has ripped into the Daily Mail for saying his music is 'glorifying' cannabis use
# Skunk
From The Daily Edge
# Skunk

Stormzy has ripped into the Daily Mail for saying his music is 'glorifying' cannabis use

Dec 30th 2017, 12:26 PM 4,796 Views 1 Comment

The DM are at it again.

# drug-use - Monday 11 December, 2017

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Dec 11th 2017, 5:13 PM 30,074 Views 48 Comments

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

# drug-use - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

Oct 25th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,294 Views 33 Comments

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

# drug-use - Friday 8 September, 2017

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'
# Homeless Hostels
# Homeless Hostels

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'

Sep 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 14,425 Views 20 Comments

Merchant’s Quay Ireland is launching its annual review for 2016 today.

# drug-use - Friday 25 August, 2017

HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre

Aug 25th 2017, 4:21 PM 10,882 Views 69 Comments

The facility will look “like any other health or social care premises” said a HSE national addiction lead.

# drug-use - 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 22,296 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.

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day
# Painkillers
# Painkillers

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Aug 13th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,420 Views 0 Comments

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# drug-use - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?

Jul 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,855 Views 41 Comments

The government says it has so we take a deep dive into who is taking what – and how often.

# drug-use - Thursday 11 May, 2017

The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010

May 11th 2017, 10:24 AM 12,206 Views 49 Comments

The report found cannabis to be the second most common drug among those treated between 2009 and 2015.

# drug-use - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

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

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

May 10th 2017, 3:41 PM 24,722 Views 94 Comments

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

# drug-use - Monday 8 May, 2017

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'
# Decriminalisation
# Decriminalisation

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'

May 8th 2017, 6:40 AM 329 Views 14 Comments

I am delighted to see this government’s commitment to properly evaluate how decriminalisation could work in an Irish context, writes Dr John Collins.

# drug-use - Saturday 18 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

Feb 18th 2017, 12:18 AM 13,243 Views 21 Comments

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

# drug-use - Friday 13 January, 2017

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults
# Domestic Violence
# Domestic Violence

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults

Jan 13th 2017, 7:56 PM 20,767 Views 0 Comments

The boy, who has mental health and substance abuse issues, left his mother fearing for her life.

# drug-use - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

These are the European cities that use the most drugs (based on their toilet water)
# In The Sewer
# In The Sewer

These are the European cities that use the most drugs (based on their toilet water)

Dec 13th 2016, 12:38 PM 40,061 Views 23 Comments

The research observed a spike in drug use over the weekend.

# drug-use - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

Aug 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 17,815 Views 66 Comments

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

# drug-use - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home'
# SOPHIA
# SOPHIA

'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home'

Jun 22nd 2016, 1:07 PM 25,965 Views 75 Comments

Simon Coveney opened new housing units for people who were homeless in Dublin today.

# drug-use - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

Drug use: People in all kinds of venues taking ecstasy - not just dance clubs
# Pill Report
# Pill Report

Drug use: People in all kinds of venues taking ecstasy - not just dance clubs

May 31st 2016, 3:15 PM 21,990 Views 67 Comments

A new report from the EU looks at drug use across the continent.

# drug-use - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street
# Jervis Lane
# Jervis Lane

Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street

Apr 6th 2016, 6:03 AM 36,922 Views 66 Comments

Local businesses have reported open drug use, violence and sometimes sexual activity in the lane.

# drug-use - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions
# Opinion
# Opinion

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions

Mar 8th 2016, 5:00 PM 234 Views 43 Comments

Ultimately, drug policy is about two things – what works; and what is acceptable to people, writes Ana Liffey’s Tony Duffin.

# drug-use - Saturday 13 February, 2016

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Feb 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 54,984 Views 100 Comments

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

# drug-use - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Drug testing in nightclubs branded 'knee-jerk reaction' after Cork tragedy
# Radical Approach
# Radical Approach

Drug testing in nightclubs branded 'knee-jerk reaction' after Cork tragedy

Jan 26th 2016, 1:52 PM 16,718 Views 81 Comments

Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.

# drug-use - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools
# Courts
# Courts

Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools

Dec 8th 2015, 2:48 PM 12,533 Views 11 Comments

She was given an 18-month suspended sentence.

# drug-use - Thursday 18 June, 2015

Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital

Jun 18th 2015, 6:08 AM 15,810 Views 29 Comments

There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.

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