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People in Ireland have the most regret over being drunk globally, new study shows
The Global Drug Survey 2021 shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
898 people in Ireland participated in the Global Drug Survey 2021.
The survey shows respondents in Ireland got drunk an average of 14.6 times a year.
On average, respondents from Ireland felt the most regret over getting drunk this year globally, regretting it 28.4% of the time.
# global drug survey
Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.
# global drug survey
Over half of people have been drinking more frequently during the pandemic, new survey finds
Published today, the latest edition of the Global Drugs Survey takes a look at how Covid-19 has changed our relationship with alcohol and drugs.
# pandemic
Over half of Irish people say they drink alcohol more frequently since Covid-19 restrictions brought in
The interim Global Drug Survey special edition on Covid-19 was published today.
# Cannabis
'If we sell CBD as a 'cure-all' for everything, it will drown out what it is actually effective for'
CBD helps people deal with the side effects of certain conditions, but it has also become a ‘buzz’ wellness product.
# huge cocaine seizure
A whopping €90m-worth of drugs was destroyed in Ireland last year
The figure represents a five-fold increase on 2013.
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Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital
There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.
# Boost
How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway
About one in eight Irish people who took a global survey admitted to doing it.
# a few too many
Irish people describe in detail just how much they drink
The fear is real, and so is the hangover.
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Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'
Only one-fifth of those who admitted using cannabis do so for ‘medicinal purposes’.
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Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much
Brazil and the UK are not too far behind us.