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# drug-users - Thursday 16 May, 2019

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down
# Global Drugs Survey
# Global Drugs Survey

'The cocaine trade is booming': 54% of Irish people who use cocaine want to cut down

May 16th 2019, 6:20 AM 28,732 Views 51 Comments

Over one quarter of cannabis users in Ireland reported almost daily use, which the report said was “suggestive of dependent use”.

# drug-users - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean
# Galway
# Galway

'I overdosed twice in two days to get methadone': A drug user on trying to get clean

Oct 8th 2016, 6:10 AM 14,603 Views 9 Comments

The practice is said to be becoming more common among addicts.

# drug-users - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea
# Column
# Column

Aaron McKenna: To hell with the NIMBYs, injection centres are a great idea

Nov 7th 2015, 8:15 AM 39 Views 47 Comments

Injection centres are not just services for addicts.They are services for every decent person who wants needles and users off the streets.

# drug-users - 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 18,732 Views 70 Comments

The first is due to open next year.

# drug-users - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should injection centres for drug addicts be opened in Ireland?

Jul 11th 2015, 9:41 AM 15,422 Views 132 Comments

Dublin Lord Mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh would support their introduction on a pilot basis.

# drug-users - Thursday 9 July, 2015

Former head shop drug 'Snow Blow' linked to HIV surge in Dublin
# Crisis Team
# Crisis Team

Former head shop drug 'Snow Blow' linked to HIV surge in Dublin

Jul 9th 2015, 6:03 AM 39,982 Views 82 Comments

The drug is more available now than when the head shops shut down, according to one user.

# drug-users - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin
# City Centre
# City Centre

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

Jun 30th 2015, 5:41 PM 9,633 Views 47 Comments

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

# drug-users - Monday 13 April, 2015

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin's public drug-taking problem?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin's public drug-taking problem?

Apr 13th 2015, 8:00 PM 344 Views 83 Comments

Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.

# drug-users - Friday 13 February, 2015

Gardaí say huge drug haul may cause heroin drought on the streets of Dublin
# Gangland Crime
# Gangland Crime

Gardaí say huge drug haul may cause heroin drought on the streets of Dublin

Feb 13th 2015, 11:00 AM 17,487 Views 47 Comments

Heroin and cocaine worth over €5 million was seized by gardaí.

# drug-users - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

"They don't teach you this in med school": Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas
# Homeless
# Homeless

"They don't teach you this in med school": Caring for the most vulnerable at Christmas

Dec 23rd 2014, 8:00 PM 13,183 Views 4 Comments

Patrick O’Donnell works with sex workers, drug users, homeless people and undocumented migrants in Limerick.

# drug-users - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free
# Drug Users
# Drug Users

Ireland has 9,615 methadone users but care plans needed to get them drug-free

Apr 22nd 2014, 7:15 AM 10,962 Views 56 Comments

The HSE said that 500 people were on methadone for more than 10 years.

# drug-users - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Cash incentives make drug users more likely to get vaccinated against hepatitis
# Vaccinations
# Vaccinations

Cash incentives make drug users more likely to get vaccinated against hepatitis

Apr 9th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,641 Views 24 Comments

The money is paid in supermarket vouchers.

# drug-users - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas
# Drugs In Public
# Drugs In Public

Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas

Dec 11th 2013, 6:33 PM 63,203 Views 249 Comments

A woman who witnessed the drug use said it ‘made her feel sick’.

# drug-users - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘Your hope goes, and that’s that’ – a homeless drug user’s story

Oct 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 102 Views 38 Comments

Homeless person John speaks to TheJournal.ie about the struggle to get clean, changes in drug use, and being branded a ‘stupid junkie’.

# drug-users - Saturday 6 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Gangnam Style
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Gangnam Style

Oct 6th 2012, 7:59 PM 15,516 Views 5 Comments

Here’s the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# drug-users - 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 50 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-users - 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 4,148 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.