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# Legal Highs

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'It took six officers to restrain him': Psychoactive legal highs are creeping into Irish prisons
There are fears that these drugs
Lack of progress in forming government means delay closing 'gap' in drug law
Concerns are being raised about the lack of progress in tackling certain psychoactive substances.
Ireland is the biggest user of legal highs in Europe as their growth shows 'no signs of a slowdown'
The EU Drug Markets Report shows that the use of new drugs continues to rise across Europe.
British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban
Crispin Blunt was speaking against a proposed ban on the recreational drug, which is popular among gay men.
Gardaí admit they can't prosecute over 'legal highs', despite links to deaths
The mother of a young man whose death was connected to the drugs said, “If the Gardai had been tougher it wouldn’t have been as easy to get this stuff”.
Students are using prescription medicines to get high
The use of ‘fat burning’ drugs is also on the rise.
UK man posts picture of himself in a coma to warn about taking random drugs
Jordan Blackburn his life has been “destroyed” by the death of his friend.
Two young people have died in Monaghan after taking 'legal highs'
There was “huge outcry” over the issue, a local community worker said.
The headshop ban pretty much worked, people stopped abusing headshop drugs
A new Trinity study shows that treatment for ‘legal highs’ dropped to virtually nil
Two new legal highs are being discovered for sale per week
A new report shows interest in ‘traditional’ drugs is falling.
'You can shop for it like a pint of milk' - Co Down family blame legal highs for son's death
Dawn and Carl Owens say the drugs made their some distracted and suicidal.
"Business as usual": If gardaí find you with drugs, you'll be prosecuted
It’s probably best not to take any chances.
Four more legal highs have now been made illegal
GHB is also going to be controlled even tighter.
Most young Irish people think that cannabis should be legalised
A new study by the European Commission has also found that use of legal highs was three times the European average.
Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016
A new report also proposes a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol.
Drug experts slam reports with 'misleading statistics' on legal high deaths
Experts have said many of the deaths recorded in the UK were in fact attributable to substances that were already illegal.
Legal highs stolen from Belfast shop not to be ingested, warns PSNI
Bags of Herbal Haze, China White and Dust till Dawn were stolen from a shop yesterday.
'Designer drugs' being sold as 'bath salts' and 'spice' causing concern
UN concerned about pyschoactive substances being sold online – authorities can’t keep up with upsurge in use.
Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs
A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.
Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe
The annual report of the EU drugs agency also found that Ireland has the highest rate of heroin use in Europe.
Poll: Should all legal highs be banned?
Sixteen per cent of Irish young people say they’ve tried legal highs, while one third think they should be banned. Have your say…
Man died after drinking pint of vodka in 4 seconds
An inquest hears that a man stoned on mephedrone, a legal high, downed the spirit and died of alcohol poisoning.