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# Overdoses

Last year
2022
# citizens assembly
'If cattle were dying, not humans, there would be action': Citizens' assembly on drugs delayed
The delay until 2023 will cost lives, Labour TD Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said.
All time
# chemsex
At least 15 chemsex drug overdoses in Irish hospitals as over 100 seek detox treatment
Over 100 people have attended hospital for GHB detoxification programmes.
# on the streets
Homeless organisation came across three overdoses on Dublin streets last night
Activists fear there may be a bad batch of drugs on the streets right now.
# Overdoses
A number of city centre overdoses linked to gang's toxic drug mixing in flats complex
Heroin and cocaine were being cut in the same location.
# Drugs
Prescription drugs used in three out of every four overdoses
Benzodiazephines were implicated in 228 deaths in 2014 compared to 77 in 2004.
# fentanyl
Warning about 'designer drug' after spate of overdoses in Cork and Dublin
The HSE believes a more potent drug is being sold as heroin.
# increase
Heroin deaths on the rise in Ireland for the first time in four years
New figures show that 86 deaths were related to the drug in 2013.
# EpiPens
Life-saving drugs can now be given by trained members of the public
The death of Emma Sloan from an allergic reaction gave a huge impetus to the campaign.
Voices
Many of us will celebrate (or cope) this Christmas by using drink or drugs to excess
Everybody should be aware of simple, clear, ‘harm reduction’ messages writes Tony Duffin, Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project.
# Overdoses
Heard of 'Zopiclone' and 'Olanzapine'? ... More and more people are dying after taking them
The two prescription drugs were the main substance recorded in more than 70 poisoning deaths over a two year period.
# Overdoses
Estonia has the highest number of drug deaths in Europe. But why?
Estonia with a population of just 1.2 million, has 191 per million drug deaths per population.
# Phoenix Park
Shatter: MCD should apologise for 'level of disorder' at Phoenix Park gig
The Justice Minister was speaking in the Dáil today in response to questions about the violent scenes at the Swedish House Mafia concert on Saturday.