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#Drug use

# drug-use - Sunday 13 August, 2017

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 11,455 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 22,106 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 12,228 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 25,003 Views 95 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 382 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 13,413 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 20,810 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 40,347 Views 24 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 17,840 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 26,036 Views 74 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 22,134 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 37,000 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 262 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 55,216 Views 96 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 16,766 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 12,596 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 15,884 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.

# drug-use - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway
# Boost
# Boost

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway

Jun 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 8,612 Views 6 Comments

About one in eight Irish people who took a global survey admitted to doing it.

# drug-use - Monday 8 June, 2015

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'

Jun 8th 2015, 6:10 AM 48,917 Views 28 Comments

Only one-fifth of those who admitted using cannabis do so for ‘medicinal purposes’.

# drug-use - Friday 29 May, 2015

HIV is on the rise in Dublin
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

HIV is on the rise in Dublin

May 29th 2015, 8:44 PM 16,363 Views 21 Comments

There has been a spike in the number of cases among drug users.

# drug-use - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'
# Your Questions
# Your Questions

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'

May 5th 2015, 12:58 PM 33,106 Views 80 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.

# drug-use - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

Feb 4th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,335 Views 10 Comments

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

# drug-use - Monday 22 December, 2014

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'
# Family Court
# Family Court

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 15,708 Views 0 Comments

The children said their mum had been ‘sleepy’ and ‘dozy’ during access visits.

# drug-use - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use
# Harm Reduction
# Harm Reduction

Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Nov 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 1,043 Views 25 Comments

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

# drug-use - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life

Sep 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,998 Views 55 Comments

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

# drug-use - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,253 Views 113 Comments

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

# drug-use - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea

Jul 29th 2014, 8:31 AM 11,046 Views 56 Comments

The attendance accounts for 20% of the town.

# drug-use - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment
# Addiction
# Addiction

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 49,082 Views 76 Comments

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

# drug-use - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 413 Views 120 Comments

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# drug-use - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis
# Illicit Drugs
# Illicit Drugs

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

May 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,121 Views 39 Comments

A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year.

# drug-use - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

May 27th 2014, 12:38 PM 10,579 Views 66 Comments

The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.

# drug-use - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research

Apr 8th 2014, 1:04 PM 9,499 Views 54 Comments

A new study finds that one in 14 people have used cocaine at some point in their life.

# drug-use - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession
# Nigella Lawson
From The Daily Edge
# Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession

Apr 3rd 2014, 9:37 AM 26,583 Views 116 Comments

The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday.

# drug-use - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme
# Victory Outreach
# Victory Outreach

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme

Dec 17th 2013, 11:33 AM 16,085 Views 62 Comments

An RTÉ Investigations Unit look at the work of Victory Outreach will be broadcast on Prime Time tonight.

# drug-use - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 166 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# drug-use - Friday 6 September, 2013

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,117 Views 40 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland’s annual report also shows that there were 558 new users to their Dublin needle exchange service.

# drug-use - Monday 5 August, 2013

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit
# Keltoi House
# Keltoi House

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Aug 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,719 Views 6 Comments

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

# drug-use - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use
# Wager Danger
From The42
# Wager Danger

Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use

Jul 23rd 2013, 10:42 AM 5,008 Views 3 Comments

The Green Bay Packers QB may pay dearly for his fervent belief in Ryan Braun’s innocence.

# drug-use - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use
# Cage Of Emotion
From The42
# Cage Of Emotion

Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use

Jun 1st 2013, 10:42 AM 6,301 Views 6 Comments

So the song is right – breaking up is hard to do.

# drug-use - Monday 27 May, 2013

1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown
# Drugs
# Drugs

1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown

May 27th 2013, 1:45 PM 15,058 Views 25 Comments

Studies at the time suggested prenatal drug use caused irreversible brain damage and predicted dire futures for the babies.