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Monday 4 December 2023 Dublin: 4°C

# Drug Treatment

This year
Tales from New York: 'We should learn from the drug treatment approach here'
Tony Duffin says Europe should take inspiration from New York City’s recent response to street-based drug use and increasing drug related deaths.
'Sustained increase' in overdose deaths in recent years, Citizens' Assembly on Drugs Use hears
Lyons said that since 2017 there has been a “sustained increase” in poisoning deaths, which is not attributable to factors such as population growth.
Last year
'Tipping point': Surge in cocaine use in Ireland as it overtakes heroin as main problem drug
The number of cases of people seeking treatment for problem cocaine use has tripled between between 2015 and 2021.
All time
Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services
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.
West of Ireland is seeing higher demand for addiction treatment, says Coolmine centre
The Dublin-based addiction centre treated 1,350 people in 2018 and is now planning an expansion to Limerick.
Cannabis now the most-used substance in new cases of problem drug use
There has also been an increase in the number of people who are homeless seeking treatment.
'It's a huge loss to the community': Staff protest closure of drug treatment service in Dublin
Staff at Adapt in Dublin were told last month that the service was winding down.
The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010
The report found cannabis to be the second most common drug among those treated between 2009 and 2015.
Opinion: For drug service reform to work, we need to be brave and innovative
There are key issues to consider in ensuring that addiction services provide both high quality care for service users and value for money for the taxpayer.
Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment
Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.
TCD study aiming to improve personalisation of ovarian cancer treatment
Study on drug resistant ovarian cancer cells could lead to more personalised treatment of the cancer.
Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report
A new study into problem drug use in Ireland has found that the number of cases reporting cannabis as their main problem substance has increased significantly.
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.