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# drug-abuse - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem

We cannot have a National Drug Strategy that prefers the drug court to a health-focused approach.

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

From The42 World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse' Claim

World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'

Bernard Laporte has raised the stakes in a bitter war of words over the destiny of the 2023 tournament.

# drug-abuse - Thursday 19 October, 2017

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# drug-abuse - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Dublin girl left 'afraid to leave the house' following 'horrific' attack by teen she met on Facebook

The then 16-year-old boy assaulted the girl in Dublin’s city centre after meeting her online via Facebook in 2014.

# drug-abuse - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

# drug-abuse - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Carrie Fisher's death caused by sleep apnea and 'other causes', coroner says

The legendary Star Wars actress died suddenly last December.

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 29 March, 2017

Youth who kicked his mother in the head during assaults spared jail

Defence solicitor Gareth Noble has said the boy is trying to rebuild his relationship with his mother.

# drug-abuse - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval

The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.

# drug-abuse - Friday 14 October, 2016

France today opened its first ever supervised injecting centre for drug addicts

After years of campaigning, the centre opened in Paris today.

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

Poll: Would drug abuse on the street put you off shopping in an area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would drug abuse on the street put you off shopping in an area?

Local businesses have come together on Dublin’s Mary Street to try and curb the problem of drug use in the alleyways behind their street.

# drug-abuse - Saturday 30 January, 2016

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"

Paul started snorting heroin aged 18. What followed was over 20 years of serious drug abuse before he finally decided to get clean.

# drug-abuse - Monday 2 November, 2015

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area?

The first is due to open next year.

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 23 September, 2015

Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot

Levamisole is regularly used as an adulterant in cocaine.

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?

It’s important to consider what is meant by ‘decriminalisation’.

# drug-abuse - Friday 24 April, 2015

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community

From 2009-2013, Scott County, Indiana had three HIV infections. There have been 142 since January.

# drug-abuse - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

# drug-abuse - Monday 3 November, 2014

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Jimmy White: I smoked crack at Irish Masters, drugs cost me 10 world titles

The six-time world championship finalist opens up in his new book.

# drug-abuse - Monday 29 September, 2014

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

# drug-abuse - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex

We need to reflect on how addiction affects an individual, their experience of seeking help, and what the throes of addiction are like.

# drug-abuse - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# drug-abuse - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

# drug-abuse - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Column: Ongoing alcohol misuse in Ireland is ruining individuals and families

Over half of all Irish drinkers have a harmful pattern of drinking; don’t be fooled into thinking alcohol misuse is ‘normal’ or has no affect on your personal relationships, writes Tony Moore.

# drug-abuse - Thursday 24 October, 2013

6 things we learned from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill

If this bill was made law, driving after using the drug would be legal and advertising cannabis products would also be allowed.

# drug-abuse - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.

# drug-abuse - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning

The same verdict was given at a re-hearing of the inquest – which was ordered after it emerged that the first was heard by a coroner who did not have the correct qualifications.

# drug-abuse - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’

‘Mike’ has no home to go to this Christmas. He describes what life is like on the streets – and how common death is.

# drug-abuse - Monday 30 July, 2012

HSE warns of heroin which could be contaminated with anthrax

There are fears that a batch of heroin contaminated with anthrax could be about to reach Irish shores.

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing

Number of adults using drug falls from 1.2 per cent to 0.5 per cent in four years.

# drug-abuse - Monday 26 March, 2012

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The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

A survey on drug consumption in Ireland has noted a “huge increase” in the usage of legally available opiates – particularly among women – prompting a call for the examination of how benzodiazepines are prescribed.

# drug-abuse - Monday 10 October, 2011

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Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage

‘Pothead’ range, which campaigners say trivialise illegal drug use, is in 1,000 US stores.

# drug-abuse - Friday 30 September, 2011

North America's only legal drug injection facility to stay open, says Canadian court

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled today against the government’s efforts to shut down the facility in Vancouver.

# drug-abuse - Thursday 24 March, 2011

Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse

Ballymun drugs project is now treating the grandchildren of people who used their services 30 years ago.