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# drug-use - This year 2022

Syringe analysis shows increase in methamphetamine use and cocaine-heroin mixture

Syringe analysis shows increase in methamphetamine use and cocaine-heroin mixture

Aug 10th 2022, 1:19 PM 10,722 Views 9 Comments

Heroin was present in nearly all samples, with cocaine in close to 90%.

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee

Jul 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,770 Views 22 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern believes Ireland should take a health-led approach to drugs and decriminalise personal use.

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder

Jun 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,042 Views 40 Comments

The number of young people abstaining from alcohol has increased from 11% in 2002 to 26% in 2019.

Kinahan cartel linked to at least 20 murders in four EU countries
# Report
# Report

Kinahan cartel linked to at least 20 murders in four EU countries

Updated May 6th 2022, 5:19 PM 42,760 Views 0 Comments

The EU’s police and drugs agencies say the Kinahan crime group is among Europe’s largest wholesalers of cocaine.

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
# Addiction
# Addiction

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:43 AM 7,551 Views 6 Comments

Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed

Updated Feb 21st 2022, 9:30 PM 45,509 Views 27 Comments

The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.

Lynn Ruane: Global drug laws can be traced back to a small group of conserative American men
# Just Say No More
# Just Say No More

Lynn Ruane: Global drug laws can be traced back to a small group of conserative American men

Feb 6th 2022, 7:30 AM 33,623 Views 49 Comments

The independent senator looks back at the influence of powerful US politicians with racist agendas on global drug policies.

Cocaine now the second-most common drug used by third-level students, new report shows
# Drugs In College
# Drugs In College

Cocaine now the second-most common drug used by third-level students, new report shows

Jan 20th 2022, 12:20 PM 16,873 Views 38 Comments

Cannabis remains the most common drug, but cocaine displaced ecstasy to take the second place spot.

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: Supervised drug injecting in Ireland – 10 years of advocacy, legislation and delays

Jan 20th 2022, 7:00 AM 9,178 Views 7 Comments

2022 should be the year we open Ireland’s first Supervised Injecting Facility, write Tony Duffin of Ana Liffey Drug Project and Eugene McCann of Simon Fraser University

Growing expectation of Irish citizens’ assembly on drug use this year
# Citizens Assembly
# Citizens Assembly

Growing expectation of Irish citizens’ assembly on drug use this year

Jan 2nd 2022, 2:45 PM 38,531 Views 86 Comments

The three coalition parties, before entering Government last year, committed to holding a citizens’ assembly on drug use.

# drug-use - Last year 2021

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021
# Dublin
# Dublin

Complaints from people staying in Dublin homeless hostels jump from 34 in 2020 to 122 in 2021

Dec 11th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,022 Views 0 Comments
  • The complaints related to drug use, alleged bullying and conditions in the facilities, Órla Ryan reports
  • A number of people reported being harassed or attacked by other residents
  • One person said the bed covers in their hostel were "covered in blood"
People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends
# Hcv
# Hcv

People born between 1965 and 1985 should be tested for Hepatitis C, Hiqa recommends

Jul 29th 2021, 10:06 AM 133,441 Views 29 Comments

In Ireland, the prevalence of HCV infection is highest amongst those born during this period.

Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014
# Crack Cocaine
# Crack Cocaine

Numbers seeking treatment for crack cocaine use surges nearly 400% since 2014

Jul 20th 2021, 2:53 PM 13,536 Views 10 Comments

The number of women entering treatment for crack cocaine use has increased by almost 80% in two years.

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 24,968 Views 52 Comments

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

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis
# Drugs
# Drugs

More people are using cocaine and ecstasy, but slightly fewer are using cannabis

Jul 1st 2021, 6:20 AM 14,920 Views 12 Comments

Men are more than twice as likely as women to use drugs, according to a new survey.

Complaints of alleged Garda drug use made to new Anti-Corruption Unit
# Allegations
# Allegations

Complaints of alleged Garda drug use made to new Anti-Corruption Unit

Jun 1st 2021, 1:12 PM 24,258 Views 42 Comments

Testing of Garda personnel for controlled drug use is set to commence in the coming months.

How Covid-19 changed drug crime in Ireland
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

How Covid-19 changed drug crime in Ireland

Mar 10th 2021, 12:05 AM 57,087 Views 45 Comments

Drug traffickers used rental cars and exploited children as mules during the last year.

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 15,590 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 - All time

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 8,445 Views 1 Comment

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

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 11,566 Views 7 Comments

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

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 12,755 Views 6 Comments

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

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 14,524 Views 55 Comments

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

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 14,991 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.

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

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Apr 17th 2019, 6:40 AM 24,699 Views 49 Comments

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

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 15,406 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.

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 14,313 Views 61 Comments

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

'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 15,158 Views 53 Comments

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

'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 22,828 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-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 15,373 Views 35 Comments

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

'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 22,447 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.

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 26,036 Views 70 Comments

The latest European Drug Report has been released today.

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 12,323 Views 20 Comments

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

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 13,813 Views 38 Comments

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

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 16,188 Views 35 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 4,881 Views 1 Comment

The DM are at it again.

'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 30,149 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.

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 11,386 Views 33 Comments

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

'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 14,507 Views 20 Comments

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

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 10,912 Views 69 Comments

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

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 22,379 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.

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