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#Ana Liffey

# ana-liffey - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland
# Addiction
# Addiction

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland

Apr 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,387 Views 0 Comments

The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.

# ana-liffey - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,626 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

# ana-liffey - Saturday 6 April, 2019

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news
# Safer From Harm
# Safer From Harm

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news

Apr 6th 2019, 10:00 AM 143,080 Views 57 Comments

Rachael Keogh’s addiction came to light in 2006, when her mother shared photos of her ravaged arms.

# ana-liffey - Monday 8 October, 2018

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'
# Practical Solutions
# Practical Solutions

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Oct 8th 2018, 12:59 PM 12,258 Views 11 Comments

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

# ana-liffey - Friday 31 August, 2018

HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses
# Naloxone
# Naloxone

HSE offers training in treatment that can reverse drug overdoses

Aug 31st 2018, 8:25 AM 10,116 Views 29 Comments

“Every use of Naloxone is potentially a life saved,” the HSE said.

# ana-liffey - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Drug outreach services to be provided at Electric Picnic campsites
# Harm Reduction
# Harm Reduction

Drug outreach services to be provided at Electric Picnic campsites

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:01 AM 10,430 Views 11 Comments

Medical professionals and other volunteers will be providing advice and other help in Stradbally.

# ana-liffey - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'
# Top Garda
# Top Garda

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'

Jun 13th 2018, 12:30 PM 16,200 Views 29 Comments

After 40 years in the force, Jack Nolan said it would be difficult to claim there are less drugs available now.

# ana-liffey - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Increase in people smoking and injecting crack cocaine in Dublin
# Crack Pipes
# Crack Pipes

Increase in people smoking and injecting crack cocaine in Dublin

Nov 15th 2017, 6:01 AM 18,872 Views 20 Comments

Some service users have been injecting the drug into the neck.

# ana-liffey - Friday 5 May, 2017

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
# Benzos
# Benzos

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

May 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,555 Views 11 Comments

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

# ana-liffey - Saturday 26 December, 2015

Drugs should be a priority issue for general election candidates - here's why
# Opinion
# Opinion

Drugs should be a priority issue for general election candidates - here's why

Dec 26th 2015, 10:45 AM 84 Views 35 Comments

Drug use, mental health and homelessness are all interrelated issues. There’s no clear-cut solution, writes Tony Duffin.

# ana-liffey - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year
# Calls To Action
# Calls To Action

Here are 15 PRACTICAL ways to help homeless people this Christmas and New Year

Dec 19th 2015, 7:30 AM 22,081 Views 7 Comments

It can be as simple as treating someone with empathy when they approach you in the street.

# ana-liffey - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users
# Drugs
# Drugs

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users

Nov 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 15,677 Views 16 Comments

A government report recommended the decriminalisation of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin earlier this week.

# ana-liffey - Monday 31 August, 2015

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"
# Polydrug Use
# Polydrug Use

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"

Aug 31st 2015, 2:40 PM 13,761 Views 24 Comments

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

# ana-liffey - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

'Deeply worrying' increase in people huffing butane in Dublin city centre
# Sudden Death
# Sudden Death

'Deeply worrying' increase in people huffing butane in Dublin city centre

Aug 25th 2015, 6:05 AM 24,554 Views 56 Comments

It’s widely and cheaply available – but can lead to fits, short term memory loss and in some cases sudden death.

# ana-liffey - Sunday 7 June, 2015

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles
# Streets Of Dublin
# Streets Of Dublin

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles

Jun 7th 2015, 9:00 PM 42,585 Views 96 Comments

Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…

# ana-liffey - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

People are sniffing cheap butane gas to get high on the streets of Dublin
# Drug Trends
# Drug Trends

People are sniffing cheap butane gas to get high on the streets of Dublin

May 6th 2015, 6:05 AM 11,762 Views 34 Comments

The “old-school” gas sniffing is on the rise, says Ana Liffey director, Tony Duffin.

# ana-liffey - Thursday 23 April, 2015

The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student
# Inhalation
# Inhalation

The new drugs minister describes his trip to Amsterdam as a young student

Apr 23rd 2015, 10:44 PM 23,128 Views 68 Comments

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin said he did what “most students” do.

# ana-liffey - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

'Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available'
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Drug that reverses heroin overdoses should be made more available'

Dec 2nd 2014, 10:12 AM 8,250 Views 49 Comments

Merchants Quay says one person dies of an overdose every day in Ireland.

# ana-liffey - 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 4,141 Views 73 Comments

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