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Friday 1 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# drug users

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'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down
Over one quarter of cannabis users in Ireland reported almost daily use, which the report said was “suggestive of dependent use”.
'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean
The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.
Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea
Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.
Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area?
The first is due to open next year.
Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?
Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh would support their introduction on a pilot basis.
Former head shop drug 'Snow Blow' linked to HIV surge in Dublin
The drug is more available now than when the head shops shut down, according to one user.
HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin
There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.
Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin's public drug-taking problem?
Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.
Gardaí say huge drug haul may cause heroin drought on the streets of Dublin
Heroin and cocaine worth over €5 million was seized by gardaí.
"They don't teach you this in med school": Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas
Patrick O’Donnell works with sex workers, drug users, homeless people and undocumented migrants in Limerick.
Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free
The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.
Cash incentives make drug users more likely to get vaccinated against hepatitis
The money is paid in supermarket vouchers.
Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas
A woman who witnessed the drug use said it ‘made her feel sick’.
Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story
Homeless person John speaks to about the struggle to get clean, changes in drug use, and being branded a ‘stupid junkie’.
The Evening Fix... now with added Gangnam Style
Here’s the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion
Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.
Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix
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.