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#Legal Highs

# legal-highs - All time

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
# High Inside
# High Inside

'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons

May 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 24,304 Views 19 Comments

There are fears that these drugs

Lack of progress in forming government means delay closing 'gap' in drug law
# Dangerous Substances
# Dangerous Substances

Lack of progress in forming government means delay closing 'gap' in drug law

Apr 9th 2016, 7:15 AM 11,128 Views 15 Comments

Concerns are being raised about the lack of progress in tackling certain psychoactive substances.

Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'
# Europol
# Europol

Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'

Apr 5th 2016, 4:10 PM 19,175 Views 44 Comments

The EU Drug Markets Report shows that the use of new drugs continues to rise across Europe.

British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban
# Blunt Talk
# Blunt Talk

British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban

Jan 20th 2016, 8:47 PM 20,352 Views 30 Comments

Crispin Blunt was speaking against a proposed ban on the recreational drug, which is popular among gay men.

Gardaí admit they can't prosecute over 'legal highs', despite links to deaths
# Hands Tied
# Hands Tied

Gardaí admit they can't prosecute over 'legal highs', despite links to deaths

Nov 18th 2015, 9:59 AM 11,491 Views 47 Comments

The mother of a young man whose death was connected to the drugs said, “If the Gardai had been tougher it wouldn’t have been as easy to get this stuff”.

Students are using prescription medicines to get high
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

Students are using prescription medicines to get high

Aug 29th 2015, 12:30 PM 21,183 Views 23 Comments

The use of ‘fat burning’ drugs is also on the rise.

UK man posts picture of himself in a coma to warn about taking random drugs
# Uppers
# Uppers

UK man posts picture of himself in a coma to warn about taking random drugs

Aug 10th 2015, 12:05 PM 29,434 Views 119 Comments

Jordan Blackburn his life has been “destroyed” by the death of his friend.

Two young people have died in Monaghan after taking 'legal highs'
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

Two young people have died in Monaghan after taking 'legal highs'

Jul 9th 2015, 3:22 PM 18,171 Views 67 Comments

There was “huge outcry” over the issue, a local community worker said.

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs

Jun 30th 2015, 6:04 AM 13,516 Views 31 Comments

A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week
# Dark Web
# Dark Web

Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week

Jun 4th 2015, 4:44 PM 10,716 Views 15 Comments

A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.

'You can shop for it like a pint of milk' - Co Down family blame legal highs for son's death
# Drugs
# Drugs

'You can shop for it like a pint of milk' - Co Down family blame legal highs for son's death

Apr 14th 2015, 7:38 PM 13,765 Views 33 Comments

Dawn and Carl Owens say the drugs made their some distracted and suicidal.

"Business as usual": If gardaí find you with drugs, you'll be prosecuted
# Loophole Or No Loophole
# Loophole Or No Loophole

"Business as usual": If gardaí find you with drugs, you'll be prosecuted

Mar 11th 2015, 2:44 PM 9,833 Views 35 Comments

It’s probably best not to take any chances.

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal
# Banned
# Banned

Four more legal highs have now been made illegal

Dec 16th 2014, 9:19 PM 19,812 Views 42 Comments

GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised
# Drugs
# Drugs

Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised

Aug 22nd 2014, 1:22 PM 16,124 Views 145 Comments

A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.

Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016

Aug 18th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,532 Views 31 Comments

A new report also proposes a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol.

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths
# Drugs
# Drugs

Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths

Mar 14th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,659 Views 3 Comments

Experts have said many of the deaths recorded in the UK were in fact attributable to substances that were already illegal.

Legal highs stolen from Belfast shop not to be ingested, warns PSNI
# Robbery
# Robbery

Legal highs stolen from Belfast shop not to be ingested, warns PSNI

Dec 28th 2013, 10:37 AM 12,414 Views 28 Comments

Bags of Herbal Haze, China White and Dust till Dawn were stolen from a shop yesterday.

'Designer drugs' being sold as 'bath salts' and 'spice' causing concern
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

'Designer drugs' being sold as 'bath salts' and 'spice' causing concern

Jun 26th 2013, 9:45 PM 12,240 Views 25 Comments

UN concerned about pyschoactive substances being sold online – authorities can’t keep up with upsurge in use.

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,114 Views 43 Comments

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

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 10,915 Views 29 Comments

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

Poll: Should all legal highs be banned?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should all legal highs be banned?

Jul 12th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,927 Views 66 Comments

Sixteen per cent of Irish young people say they’ve tried legal highs, while one third think they should be banned. Have your say…

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds

Sep 29th 2010, 7:23 PM 1,094 Views 0 Comments

An inquest hears that a man stoned on mephedrone, a legal high, downed the spirit and died of alcohol poisoning.