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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# chemsex

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'It sucks the soul out of you, it's worse than heroin': One woman's story of G addiction
Olivia suffered from drug addiction for 30 years, but one drug in particular affected her like no other.
'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses
The drug has been making headlines after more overdoses last weekend and a high-profile rape case.
'GHB is a killer, I know of eight men who died after taking it'
Concerns have also been raised about people being sexually assaulted while taking drugs such as GHB.
One-quarter of men who use 'chemsex drugs' don't use them for purposes of sex
A new study examines chemsex in Ireland and parts of the UK.
Nine in 10 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are on treatment and cannot transmit the virus
Men living in Ireland are more likely to take drugs than their European counterparts, according to a new survey.
FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%
People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.
The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?
We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.
'Passing out is very, very common': 55% jump in referrals to G detox clinic amid growing sexual assault fears
Chemsex is becoming more common in Ireland, leading to concerns about health risks and an increase in sexual assaults.
Messages highlighting dangers of drug use during sex need to target wider audience
Researchers say the messages should not only focus on gay and bisexual men.
Four members of London crime group convicted over supplying drugs linked to chemsex
The Met Police led an investigation into the Brazilian gang for five months between March and July 2018.
'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600%
The use of GHB, a highly addictive drug, is on the rise in Ireland.
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.
Chemsex: How dangerous party drugs are sourced and stored in Ireland
The drug G, sometimes referred to as liquid ecstasy, is becoming increasingly popular.
Concerns growing about the number of underage boys being abused in Dublin brothels
A number of suspected brothels have been raided by gardaí in the last year.
How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives
G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.
Synthetic seventh heaven: London and Paris deal with the perils of chemsex
Associated problems include overdoses and addiction.