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#Drug use

# drug-use - Wednesday 10 August, 2022

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

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

Wed 1:19 PM 10,639 Views 8 Comments

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

# drug-use - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

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 15,611 Views 22 Comments

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

# drug-use - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

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 26,973 Views 40 Comments

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

# drug-use - Friday 6 May, 2022

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 42,703 Views 0 Comments

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

# drug-use - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

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 7,525 Views 6 Comments

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

# drug-use - Monday 21 February, 2022

'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 45,443 Views 27 Comments

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

# drug-use - Sunday 6 February, 2022

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 33,502 Views 49 Comments

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

# drug-use - Thursday 20 January, 2022

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 16,834 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 9,081 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

# drug-use - Sunday 2 January, 2022

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 38,493 Views 86 Comments

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

# drug-use - Saturday 11 December, 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 22,821 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"

# drug-use - Thursday 29 July, 2021

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 133,394 Views 30 Comments

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

# drug-use - Tuesday 20 July, 2021

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 13,411 Views 10 Comments

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

# drug-use - 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 24,889 Views 52 Comments

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

# drug-use - Thursday 1 July, 2021

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 14,884 Views 12 Comments

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

# drug-use - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

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 24,201 Views 42 Comments

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

# drug-use - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

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 57,033 Views 45 Comments

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

# 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 15,250 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 8,428 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 11,559 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 12,730 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 14,510 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 14,983 Views 12 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 24,680 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 15,393 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 14,296 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 15,141 Views 53 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 22,798 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 15,352 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 22,427 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 26,029 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 12,316 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 13,802 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 16,176 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 4,860 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 30,129 Views 53 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 11,375 Views 38 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 14,499 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 10,902 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 22,366 Views 36 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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