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# chemsex

This year
Detoxing from G is '100 times worse than alcohol withdrawal', expert warns
Chemsex – using drugs like G to enhance and prolong sex – has become more common in Ireland in recent years.
GHB or GBL is used socially and for the purposes of chemsex
The drug is highly addictive and its potency varies widely
Every year dozens of people seek help to detox from G at the Club Drugs Clinic in Dublin
70% increase in gonorrhoea cases due to lack of condom use - and better testing
Over 6,700 cases of gonorrhoea were reported in Ireland last year, up from 3,976 in 2022.
Some 6,748 cases of gonorrhoea were reported up to 23 December 2023, compared with 3,976 cases in 2022
The majority of cases reported in Ireland last year (5,200) were among men
Ireland has one of the highest incidence rates of gonorrhoea in Europe
All time
'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction
'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses
'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'
One-quarter of men who use 'chemsex drugs' don't use them for purposes of sex
Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus
FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%
The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?
'Passing out is very, very common': 55% jump in referrals to G detox clinic amid growing sexual assault fears
Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience
Four members of London crime group convicted over supplying drugs linked to chemsex
'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600%
At least 15 chemsex drug overdoses in Irish hospitals as over 100 seek detox treatment
Chemsex: How dangerous party drugs are sourced and stored in Ireland
Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels
How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives
Synthetic seventh heaven: London and Paris deal with the perils of chemsex