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#Needle Exchange

# needle-exchange - Sunday 14 August, 2016

"When I was 15 I found €3,500 worth of heroin on the ground... and that was it for me"

We spent an afternoon at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to drug users in Dublin.

# needle-exchange - Friday 6 September, 2013

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Merchants Quay Ireland’s annual report also shows that there were 558 new users to their Dublin needle exchange service.

# needle-exchange - Monday 30 July, 2012

HSE warns of heroin which could be contaminated with anthrax

There are fears that a batch of heroin contaminated with anthrax could be about to reach Irish shores.

# needle-exchange - 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.