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'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down

May 16th 2019, 6:20 AM 28,956 Views 51 Comments

Over one quarter of cannabis users in Ireland reported almost daily use, which the report said was “suggestive of dependent use”.

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean
# Galway
# Galway

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean

Oct 8th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,725 Views 9 Comments

The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea
# Column
# Column

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea

Nov 7th 2015, 8:15 AM 66 Views 47 Comments

Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area?

Nov 2nd 2015, 9:32 AM 18,748 Views 70 Comments

The first is due to open next year.

Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?

Jul 11th 2015, 9:41 AM 15,481 Views 132 Comments

Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh would support their introduction on a pilot basis.

Former head shop drug 'Snow Blow' linked to HIV surge in Dublin
# Crisis Team
# Crisis Team

Former head shop drug 'Snow Blow' linked to HIV surge in Dublin

Jul 9th 2015, 6:03 AM 40,101 Views 82 Comments

The drug is more available now than when the head shops shut down, according to one user.

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin
# City Centre
# City Centre

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

Jun 30th 2015, 5:41 PM 9,654 Views 47 Comments

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin's public drug-taking problem?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin's public drug-taking problem?

Apr 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 370 Views 83 Comments

Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.

Gardaí say huge drug haul may cause heroin drought on the streets of Dublin
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Gardaí say huge drug haul may cause heroin drought on the streets of Dublin

Feb 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 17,538 Views 47 Comments

Heroin and cocaine worth over €5 million was seized by gardaí.

"They don't teach you this in med school": Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas
# Homeless
# Homeless

"They don't teach you this in med school": Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas

Dec 23rd 2014, 8:00 PM 13,272 Views 4 Comments

Patrick O’Donnell works with sex workers, drug users, homeless people and undocumented migrants in Limerick.

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free
# Drug Users
# Drug Users

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 11,010 Views 56 Comments

The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.

Cash incentives make drug users more likely to get vaccinated against hepatitis
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cash incentives make drug users more likely to get vaccinated against hepatitis

Apr 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,664 Views 24 Comments

The money is paid in supermarket vouchers.

Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas
# Drugs In Public
# Drugs In Public

Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas

Dec 11th 2013, 6:33 PM 63,321 Views 246 Comments

A woman who witnessed the drug use said it ‘made her feel sick’.

Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story

Oct 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 120 Views 38 Comments

Homeless person John speaks to TheJournal.ie about the struggle to get clean, changes in drug use, and being branded a ‘stupid junkie’.

The Evening Fix... now with added Gangnam Style
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Gangnam Style

Oct 6th 2012, 7:59 PM 15,535 Views 5 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, loved and shared today.

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 72 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.

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

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:30 AM 4,186 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.