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#Drug use

# drug-use - Friday 1 February, 2013

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report

Feb 1st 2013, 9:06 AM 10,618 Views 81 Comments

The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.

# drug-use - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers

Nov 17th 2012, 7:30 PM 18,312 Views 65 Comments

How many Irish people have tried cocaine? How about cannabis? And how accessible is detox to those who need it?

# drug-use - Friday 5 October, 2012

Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork

Oct 5th 2012, 5:45 PM 9,160 Views 80 Comments

Seven other people have been hospitalised as a result of what the HSE believes is a strong batch of heroin in circulation in the Cork area.

# drug-use - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'
# Tap Water
# Tap Water

Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'

Aug 9th 2012, 4:13 PM 13,278 Views 82 Comments

Vanity Nightclub says it won’t give out free water to customers as it prides itself on being a “drug free zone”.

# drug-use - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing
# Ecstasy
# Ecstasy

Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing

Jun 20th 2012, 10:48 AM 3,076 Views 11 Comments

Number of adults using drug falls from 1.2 per cent to 0.5 per cent in four years.

# drug-use - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows

Jun 19th 2012, 4:45 PM 3,970 Views 22 Comments

Report shows men more likely to consume illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco than women.

# drug-use - Friday 1 June, 2012

Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens
# Experimenting
# Experimenting

Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens

Jun 1st 2012, 6:30 AM 2,516 Views 7 Comments

Plus, a significant drop in illicit drug use has brought Irish teens in line with their European counterparts.

# drug-use - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour
# Wired
# Wired

Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour

May 1st 2012, 6:31 AM 3,692 Views 3 Comments

Brain wiring could be a cause for early drug use by teenagers.

# drug-use - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report

Apr 19th 2012, 8:17 PM 6,232 Views 61 Comments

A new report by the EU drugs agency has found supervised heroin therapy has helped ‘untreatable’ chronic heroin users.

# drug-use - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose
# Whitney
From The Daily Edge
# Whitney

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose

Apr 5th 2012, 11:55 AM 9,222 Views 23 Comments

The last report into the death of singer Whitney Houston attributes a nasal issue to ‘substance abuse’.

# drug-use - Friday 10 February, 2012

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Feb 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 69 Views 27 Comments

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.

# drug-use - Friday 20 January, 2012

Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin
# Drugs
# Drugs

Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin

Jan 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,154 Views 73 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project also wants to develop a Naloxone programme and a crisis detox unit for drug users.

# drug-use - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix
# Addiction
# Addiction

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:30 AM 4,183 Views 13 Comments

The head of a service for drug users and the homeless in Ireland has said that some addicts are being driven to drinking hand sanitiser in an effort to get a fix of alcohol.

# drug-use - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
# Drugs
# Drugs

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:35 PM 2,082 Views 7 Comments

A survey on drug consumption in Ireland has noted a “huge increase” in the usage of legally available opiates – particularly among women – prompting a call for the examination of how benzodiazepines are prescribed.

# drug-use - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

Nov 16th 2011, 9:59 AM 10,914 Views 29 Comments

The annual report of the EU drugs agency also found that Ireland has the highest rate of heroin use in Europe.

# drug-use - Monday 11 July, 2011

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs

Jul 11th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,160 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide consultation on Junior Cert reform finds that students want more education on social issues.

# drug-use - Friday 24 June, 2011

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

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

Jun 24th 2011, 12:10 PM 563 Views 8 Comments

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