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#drug users

# drug-users - Saturday 8 October, 2016

'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.

# drug-users - Saturday 7 November, 2015

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.

# drug-users - Monday 2 November, 2015

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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 This post contains a poll

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.

# drug-users - Thursday 9 July, 2015

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.

# drug-users - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

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?

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

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

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

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

The money is paid in supermarket vouchers.

# drug-users - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Man injects himself in the groin on the Luas

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

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

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

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

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.