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Concerned about your drug use? This test will tell you how harmful it is

Tony Duffin of the Anna Liffey Drugs Project said a real benefit is the test’s availability 24/7.

AN INTERACTIVE SELF-assessment tool for drug users has been launched on the drugs.ie website to allow adults to complete an online test to identify harmful drug use.

On completing the test, the user will receive video feedback based on their specific responses, with suggestions on what to do in order to change any risks relating to their drug use.

Source: Drugs.ie/YouTube

Tony Duffin, Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project said today that benefits of the test include its availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week and the fact that engagement is confidential and anonymous.

“The test can also be accessed by large numbers of people at a time that suits them,” he explained.

Duffin said this is a “validated clinical measure” and what makes it unique is the personalised video feedback which he described as a “first internationally for a test of this nature”.

Anyone interested in doing the test will find it here.

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