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# drug-abuse - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,623 Views 5 Comments

Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.

# drug-abuse - Sunday 15 December, 2019

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

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

Dec 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 14,757 Views 43 Comments

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

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

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

World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'

Nov 8th 2017, 9:29 AM 6,856 Views 8 Comments

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'
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

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

Oct 19th 2017, 9:02 AM 4,930 Views 8 Comments

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
# Children's Court
# Children's Court

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

Oct 17th 2017, 10:47 PM 26,464 Views 0 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,311 Views 35 Comments

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
# Inquest
# Inquest

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

Jun 17th 2017, 7:56 AM 18,984 Views 3 Comments

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
# Drug Abuse
# Drug Abuse

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

May 10th 2017, 3:41 PM 24,730 Views 95 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Mar 29th 2017, 6:20 AM 13,805 Views 25 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Feb 7th 2017, 2:02 PM 17,668 Views 83 Comments

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
# Drug Abuse
# Drug Abuse

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

Oct 14th 2016, 5:23 PM 7,172 Views 25 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 6th 2016, 9:41 AM 22,063 Views 45 Comments

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"
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

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

Jan 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 30,714 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Nov 2nd 2015, 9:32 AM 18,729 Views 70 Comments

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
# Graphic
# Graphic

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

Sep 23rd 2015, 3:55 PM 27,967 Views 56 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 8th 2015, 11:30 PM 548 Views 120 Comments

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
# Scott County Indiana
# Scott County Indiana

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

Apr 24th 2015, 8:21 PM 37,173 Views 15 Comments

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

# drug-abuse - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone'
# Psychosis
# Psychosis

This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone'

Feb 17th 2015, 5:00 PM 24,365 Views 63 Comments

All for science, of course.

# drug-abuse - Monday 3 November, 2014

Jimmy White: I smoked crack at Irish Masters, drugs cost me 10 world titles
# The Whirlwind
From The42
# The Whirlwind

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

Nov 3rd 2014, 11:49 AM 23,490 Views 36 Comments

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
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

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

Sep 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 376 Views 6 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Aug 31st 2014, 8:30 AM 367 Views 19 Comments

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
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

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

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 376 Views 120 Comments

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
# Care Order
# Care Order

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

Mar 18th 2014, 9:10 AM 8,873 Views 27 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Nov 9th 2013, 7:00 PM 46 Views 71 Comments

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
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

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

Oct 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 35,864 Views 279 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Jun 8th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,172 Views 26 Comments

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
# Winehouse
# Winehouse

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning

Jan 8th 2013, 11:45 AM 6,162 Views 28 Comments

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’
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Dec 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 96 Views 84 Comments

‘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
# Drug Abuse
# Drug Abuse

HSE warns of heroin which could be contaminated with anthrax

Jul 30th 2012, 5:22 PM 6,700 Views 62 Comments

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
# Ecstasy
# Ecstasy

Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing

Jun 20th 2012, 10:48 AM 3,058 Views 11 Comments

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

# drug-abuse - Wednesday 23 November, 2011

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
# Drugs
# Drugs

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:35 PM 2,051 Views 7 Comments

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

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage
# Gone To Pot
# Gone To Pot

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage

Oct 10th 2011, 9:39 AM 1,191 Views 10 Comments

‘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
# Legal Injection
# Legal Injection

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

Sep 30th 2011, 7:43 PM 291 Views 1 Comment

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
# Drug Abuse
# Drug Abuse

Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse

Mar 24th 2011, 11:22 AM 1,652 Views 10 Comments

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