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#Drug use

# drug-use - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway
# Boost
# Boost

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway

Jun 9th 2015, 6:05 AM 8,561 Views 6 Comments

About one in eight Irish people who took a global survey admitted to doing it.

# drug-use - Monday 8 June, 2015

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'

Jun 8th 2015, 6:10 AM 48,071 Views 28 Comments

Only one-fifth of those who admitted using cannabis do so for ‘medicinal purposes’.

# drug-use - Friday 29 May, 2015

HIV is on the rise in Dublin
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

HIV is on the rise in Dublin

May 29th 2015, 8:44 PM 16,333 Views 21 Comments

There has been a spike in the number of cases among drug users.

# drug-use - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'
# Your Questions
# Your Questions

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'

May 5th 2015, 12:58 PM 33,080 Views 80 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.

# drug-use - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

Feb 4th 2015, 7:15 AM 19,286 Views 10 Comments

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

# drug-use - Monday 22 December, 2014

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'
# Family Court
# Family Court

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'

Dec 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 15,696 Views 0 Comments

The children said their mum had been ‘sleepy’ and ‘dozy’ during access visits.

# drug-use - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use
# Harm Reduction
# Harm Reduction

Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Nov 19th 2014, 5:00 PM 997 Views 25 Comments

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

# drug-use - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life

Sep 10th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,962 Views 55 Comments

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

# drug-use - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,227 Views 113 Comments

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

# drug-use - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea

Jul 29th 2014, 8:31 AM 10,978 Views 56 Comments

The attendance accounts for 20% of the town.

# drug-use - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment
# Addiction
# Addiction

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 48,665 Views 75 Comments

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

# drug-use - 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 118 Comments

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

# drug-use - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis
# Illicit Drugs
# Illicit Drugs

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

May 28th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,095 Views 39 Comments

A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year.

# drug-use - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

May 27th 2014, 12:38 PM 10,524 Views 66 Comments

The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.

# drug-use - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research

Apr 8th 2014, 1:04 PM 9,382 Views 54 Comments

A new study finds that one in 14 people have used cocaine at some point in their life.

# drug-use - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession
# Nigella Lawson
From The Daily Edge
# Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession

Apr 3rd 2014, 9:37 AM 26,508 Views 116 Comments

The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday.

# drug-use - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme
# Victory Outreach
# Victory Outreach

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme

Dec 17th 2013, 11:33 AM 15,863 Views 62 Comments

An RTÉ Investigations Unit look at the work of Victory Outreach will be broadcast on Prime Time tonight.

# drug-use - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Oct 24th 2013, 7:15 AM 129 Views 42 Comments

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

# drug-use - Friday 6 September, 2013

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Sep 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,091 Views 40 Comments

Merchants Quay Ireland’s annual report also shows that there were 558 new users to their Dublin needle exchange service.

# drug-use - Monday 5 August, 2013

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit
# Keltoi House
# Keltoi House

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Aug 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,656 Views 6 Comments

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

# drug-use - Tuesday 23 July, 2013

Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use
# Wager Danger
From The42
# Wager Danger

Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use

Jul 23rd 2013, 10:42 AM 4,527 Views 3 Comments

The Green Bay Packers QB may pay dearly for his fervent belief in Ryan Braun’s innocence.

# drug-use - Saturday 1 June, 2013

Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use
# Cage Of Emotion
From The42
# Cage Of Emotion

Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use

Jun 1st 2013, 10:42 AM 6,144 Views 6 Comments

So the song is right – breaking up is hard to do.

# drug-use - Monday 27 May, 2013

1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown
# Drugs
# Drugs

1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown

May 27th 2013, 1:45 PM 14,977 Views 25 Comments

Studies at the time suggested prenatal drug use caused irreversible brain damage and predicted dire futures for the babies.

# drug-use - Friday 1 February, 2013

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report

Feb 1st 2013, 9:06 AM 10,566 Views 83 Comments

The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.

# drug-use - Saturday 17 November, 2012

Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers

Nov 17th 2012, 7:30 PM 18,275 Views 65 Comments

How many Irish people have tried cocaine? How about cannabis? And how accessible is detox to those who need it?

# drug-use - Friday 5 October, 2012

Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork
# Cork
# Cork

Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork

Oct 5th 2012, 5:45 PM 9,135 Views 79 Comments

Seven other people have been hospitalised as a result of what the HSE believes is a strong batch of heroin in circulation in the Cork area.

# drug-use - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'
# Tap Water
# Tap Water

Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'

Aug 9th 2012, 4:13 PM 13,143 Views 82 Comments

Vanity Nightclub says it won’t give out free water to customers as it prides itself on being a “drug free zone”.

# drug-use - 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-use - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows

Jun 19th 2012, 4:45 PM 3,913 Views 22 Comments

Report shows men more likely to consume illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco than women.

# drug-use - Friday 1 June, 2012

Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens
# Experimenting
# Experimenting

Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens

Jun 1st 2012, 6:30 AM 2,507 Views 7 Comments

Plus, a significant drop in illicit drug use has brought Irish teens in line with their European counterparts.

# drug-use - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour
# Wired
# Wired

Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour

May 1st 2012, 6:31 AM 3,682 Views 3 Comments

Brain wiring could be a cause for early drug use by teenagers.

# drug-use - Thursday 19 April, 2012

Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report

Apr 19th 2012, 8:17 PM 6,221 Views 61 Comments

A new report by the EU drugs agency has found supervised heroin therapy has helped ‘untreatable’ chronic heroin users.

# drug-use - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose
# Whitney
From The Daily Edge
# Whitney

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose

Apr 5th 2012, 11:55 AM 8,683 Views 23 Comments

The last report into the death of singer Whitney Houston attributes a nasal issue to ‘substance abuse’.

# drug-use - Friday 10 February, 2012

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Feb 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 43 Views 27 Comments

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.

# drug-use - Friday 20 January, 2012

Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin
# Drugs
# Drugs

Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin

Jan 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,126 Views 73 Comments

The Ana Liffey Drug Project also wants to develop a Naloxone programme and a crisis detox unit for drug users.

# drug-use - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix
# Addiction
# Addiction

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:30 AM 4,138 Views 13 Comments

The head of a service for drug users and the homeless in Ireland has said that some addicts are being driven to drinking hand sanitiser in an effort to get a fix of alcohol.

# drug-use - 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-use - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

Nov 16th 2011, 9:59 AM 10,864 Views 29 Comments

The annual report of the EU drugs agency also found that Ireland has the highest rate of heroin use in Europe.

# drug-use - Monday 11 July, 2011

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs

Jul 11th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,139 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide consultation on Junior Cert reform finds that students want more education on social issues.

# drug-use - Friday 24 June, 2011

Ireland has one of Europe's highest levels of drugs fatalities
# Drugs
# Drugs

Ireland has one of Europe's highest levels of drugs fatalities

Jun 24th 2011, 12:10 PM 545 Views 8 Comments

A new UN report also highlights the rise in the use and distribution of so-called ‘legal highs’