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# benzos

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# Medical Council
Irish doctors urged to stop over-prescribing benzodiazepines and similar drugs
That council has warned that over-prescriptions of the drugs is affecting the safety of Irish patients.
# chaotic life
'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin
What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?
# benzos
Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs
New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.
# benzos
Drug warning over middle-aged motorists who 'borrow' tablets and drive
New drug-driving roadside checks are starting today.
# deadly mixtures
The new Minister for Drugs is planning a crackdown on 'benzos'
There’s been an increase in ‘polydrug’ use – taking more than one drug, including prescription pills – in recent years.
# street dealing
Plans to clampdown on abuse of anti-anxiety drugs ready 'within months'
There are concerns over the growing quantity of these drugs being illegally sold.