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#designer drugs

# designer-drugs - Saturday 21 January, 2017

Synthetic drugs: How new highs are infiltrating the Irish market

Irish people are some of the biggest consumers of synthetic drugs in Europe.

# designer-drugs - Tuesday 19 January, 2016

Four young people in hospital after taking psychoactive drug at Cork house party

At least four people are being treated with one thought to in a critical condition.

# designer-drugs - Sunday 15 March, 2015

New mind-altering drugs being detected at a rate of two PER WEEK

The substances are often produced in bulk by chemical companies – before being shipped to Europe by air freight, packaged and sold to consumers.

# designer-drugs - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Gardaí arrest eight in Dublin after seizing €17,000 in 'bath salts' ingredient

Seven people were arrested, including two teenagers.

# designer-drugs - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

'Designer drugs' being sold as 'bath salts' and 'spice' causing concern

UN concerned about pyschoactive substances being sold online – authorities can’t keep up with upsurge in use.

# designer-drugs - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report

The report from the International Narcotics Control Board said Europe alone almost one new substance is appearing every week.