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#Ana Liffey Drug Project

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users Opinion

Opinion: The government's new drug policy will do nothing to end the stigmatisation of drug users

The government’s new drug possession policy is not likely to achieve its goals, writes Marcus Keane.

From TheJournal.ie 'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news Safer From Harm This post contains videos

'I was being punished for something I had no control over': Rachael Keogh 13 years after her addiction made national news

Rachael Keogh’s addiction came to light in 2006, when her mother shared photos of her ravaged arms.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts Poll

Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts

Half of respondents disagreed that their loved ones should be prosecuted for drug use.

From TheJournal.ie Drug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets Risk Warning

Drug users in Dublin consuming entire trays of prescription tablets

“People might not associate their intake of pills with increasing their overdose risk,” says Ana Liffey Drug Project CEO Tony Duffin.

From TheJournal.ie What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans? Opinion

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

From TheJournal.ie 'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city Streets Of Limerick

'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.

From TheJournal.ie 'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic Ana Liffey Drug Project

'They're asking about MDMA, LSD and cocaine': Keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic

The Ana Liffey Drug Project is at Electric Picnic this weekend – and it has proved to be a busy few days so far.

From TheJournal.ie Drug outreach services to be provided at Electric Picnic campsites Harm Reduction

Drug outreach services to be provided at Electric Picnic campsites

Medical professionals and other volunteers will be providing advice and other help in Stradbally.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy' Harm Reduction

Fianna Fáil tweet about HSE being on crack 'not representative of party policy'

The tweet was quickly deleted after criticism online.

From TheJournal.ie Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances' Top Garda

Ex-Assistant Commissioner on drug debate: 'Our young people are criminalised, deprived of life chances'

After 40 years in the force, Jack Nolan said it would be difficult to claim there are less drugs available now.

From TheJournal.ie Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre Crack Cocaine

Crack-cocaine use surging in Dublin city centre

Dealers began offering smaller, cheaper bags of the drug from last summer.

From TheJournal.ie 'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent Safer From Harm

'A lot of questions about ketamine' - keeping people drug-safe at Electric Picnic's welfare tent

The Ana Liffey Drug Project made its debut at this year’s festival – and it proved to be a busy three days for the volunteers.

From TheJournal.ie HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals Pill Tests

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals

Amnesty bins aren’t possible right now, legally – but the option will be considered.

From TheJournal.ie 'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin Chaotic Life

'It takes me away from this world for the day': Life as a homeless drug-user on the streets of Dublin

What’s the day-to-day experience like for people injecting drugs in the city?

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.

From TheJournal.ie Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine Elephant Sedative

Warning to drug users over opioid 10,000 times more potent than morphine

Carfentanyl, which has caused deaths across the US and in the UK, has been detected in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs Benzos

Fears 'risky new drug trend' could develop amid crackdown on prescription drugs

New rules tighten the restrictions around the possession of benzodiazepines and ‘z-drugs’.

From TheJournal.ie Crack-cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids: Concern over new drug trends in Dublin Chaotic Drug Users

Crack-cocaine and synthetic cannabinoids: Concern over new drug trends in Dublin

There’s been an increase in the level of paraphernalia associated with smoking crack.

From TheJournal.ie It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here? Drug Policy

It's planned the first supervised injecting facility will open in 2017. So how did we get here?

People have reasonable fears about such centres – but those fears can be addressed, writes the Ana Liffey Drug Project’s Tony Duffin.

From TheJournal.ie 'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells' Supervised Injecting Centres

'People die in toilets, people die in urine-soaked stairwells'

An Oireachtas Health Committee is hearing submissions in relation to medically supervised injecting centres.

From TheJournal.ie New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015 Snowblow

New HIV cases in injecting drug users had a big rise in 2015

A new campaign is being launched this morning which aims to highlight the issue for Irish AIDS Day.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should there be a minister solely focused on tackling drugs?

Enda Kenny is set to reveal the new junior ministers this week.

From TheJournal.ie The needles on the cobbles are nothing new - but the human excrement is shocking Streets Of Dublin

The needles on the cobbles are nothing new - but the human excrement is shocking

A grim tour of the backstreets of the capital…

From TheJournal.ie Drug-using students urged to be more careful when taking pills What's In The Pill

Drug-using students urged to be more careful when taking pills

The campaign is the first time a drug service has worked with Irish universities to develop drug-related resources aimed at students.

From TheJournal.ie "The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm" Polydrug Use

"The stereotype of overdose is a person with a needle in their arm"

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day.

From TheJournal.ie Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles Streets Of Dublin

Just yards from the lattés and those craft beer bars ... dozens upon dozens of needles

Every alleyway in the city is being used for injecting…

From TheJournal.ie 'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers Cycle Of Fear

'Hugely worrying' upsurge in violence among Dublin rough-sleepers

A number of attacks on charity workers have made the headlines in recent weeks. A leading campaigner says it’s ‘very tense’.

From TheJournal.ie Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there Addiction

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Many of us will celebrate (or cope) this Christmas by using drink or drugs to excess Column

Many of us will celebrate (or cope) this Christmas by using drink or drugs to excess

Everybody should be aware of simple, clear, ‘harm reduction’ messages writes Tony Duffin, Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland introduce prescription heroin?

Senator John Crown has said that heroin could be given under clean, supervised circumstances to remove addicts from the streets and reduce criminality. Do you agree?