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#Drug use

# drug-use - Thursday 7 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to Drug Report

Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to

The latest European Drug Report has been released today.

# drug-use - Saturday 2 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

# drug-use - Friday 1 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK Drug Use

HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK

People are being asked to look after themselves and look out for their friends during the festival season.

# drug-use - Saturday 30 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Grime star Stormzy hits back at Daily Mail for saying his music 'glorifies' cannabis use Skunk

Grime star Stormzy hits back at Daily Mail for saying his music 'glorifies' cannabis use

The newspaper claimed that grime music is ‘product placement’ for cannabis.

# drug-use - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children' Focus Ireland This post contains videos

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

# drug-use - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs Drug Use

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

# drug-use - Friday 8 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel' Homeless Hostels

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'

Merchant’s Quay Ireland is launching its annual review for 2016 today.

# drug-use - Friday 25 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre Drug Use

HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre

The facility will look “like any other health or social care premises” said a HSE national addiction lead.

# drug-use - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

From TheJournal.ie Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day Painkillers

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# drug-use - Tuesday 25 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people? Factcheck

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?

The government says it has so we take a deep dive into who is taking what – and how often.

# drug-use - Thursday 11 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010 Drug Treatment

The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010

The report found cannabis to be the second most common drug among those treated between 2009 and 2015.

# drug-use - Wednesday 10 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead Drug Abuse

'A great day for drug policy in Ireland': Supervised injecting centres get go-ahead

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

# drug-use - Monday 8 May, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use' Decriminalisation

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'

I am delighted to see this government’s commitment to properly evaluate how decriminalisation could work in an Irish context, writes Dr John Collins.

# drug-use - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

# drug-use - Friday 13 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults Domestic Violence

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults

The boy, who has mental health and substance abuse issues, left his mother fearing for her life.

# drug-use - Tuesday 13 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie These are the European cities that use the most drugs (based on their toilet water) In The Sewer

These are the European cities that use the most drugs (based on their toilet water)

The research observed a spike in drug use over the weekend.

# drug-use - Wednesday 31 August, 2016

From TheJournal.ie More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful Cannabis

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

# drug-use - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home' SOPHIA

'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home'

Simon Coveney opened new housing units for people who were homeless in Dublin today.

# drug-use - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Drug use: People in all kinds of venues taking ecstasy - not just dance clubs Pill Report

Drug use: People in all kinds of venues taking ecstasy - not just dance clubs

A new report from the EU looks at drug use across the continent.

# drug-use - Wednesday 6 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street Jervis Lane

Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street

Local businesses have reported open drug use, violence and sometimes sexual activity in the lane.

# drug-use - Tuesday 8 March, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions Opinion

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions

Ultimately, drug policy is about two things – what works; and what is acceptable to people, writes Ana Liffey’s Tony Duffin.

# drug-use - Saturday 13 February, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis? Drug Use

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

# drug-use - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Drug testing in nightclubs branded ‘knee-jerk reaction’ after Cork tragedy Radical Approach

Drug testing in nightclubs branded ‘knee-jerk reaction’ after Cork tragedy

Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.

# drug-use - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools Courts

# drug-use - Thursday 18 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital Global Drug Survey

Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital

There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.

# drug-use - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway Boost

How often do people use drugs while working? Most often around exam time anyway

About one in eight Irish people who took a global survey admitted to doing it.

# drug-use - Monday 8 June, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders' Global Drug Survey

Irish recreational drug users reveal cocaine and MDMA use - and talk 'mystery white powders'

Only one-fifth of those who admitted using cannabis do so for ‘medicinal purposes’.

# drug-use - Friday 29 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie HIV is on the rise in Dublin Drug Use

HIV is on the rise in Dublin

There has been a spike in the number of cases among drug users.

# drug-use - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point' Your Questions

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'

The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.

# drug-use - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

From TheJournal.ie “‘There’s no heroin here, it’s only a Dublin thing’ – it’s complete lies” Drug Use

# drug-use - Monday 22 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a ‘junkie’ Family Court

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a ‘junkie’

The children said their mum had been ‘sleepy’ and ‘dozy’ during access visits.

# drug-use - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use Harm Reduction

Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

# drug-use - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Teen cannabis-users ‘more likely to attempt suicide’ later in life Drug Use

Teen cannabis-users ‘more likely to attempt suicide’ later in life

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

# drug-use - Sunday 10 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

# drug-use - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea Drug Use

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea

The attendance accounts for 20% of the town.

# drug-use - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment Addiction

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

# drug-use - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense Drug Use

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# drug-use - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis Illicit Drugs

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year.

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