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Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services
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Opinion: How the pandemic acted as a catalyst for change in delivering vital homelessness services

Nov 28th 2020, 8:00 PM 14,683 Views 5 Comments

Tony Duffin, CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project describes how a shift in policy around Covid-19 brought about the changes to drug treatment that had been sought for years.

Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem
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Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem

Dec 15th 2019, 8:30 PM 14,789 Views 43 Comments

We cannot have a National Drug Strategy that prefers the drug court to a health-focused approach.

World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'
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World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'

Nov 8th 2017, 9:29 AM 6,856 Views 8 Comments

Bernard Laporte has raised the stakes in a bitter war of words over the destiny of the 2023 tournament.

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'
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No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

Oct 19th 2017, 9:02 AM 4,934 Views 8 Comments

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

Dublin girl left 'afraid to leave the house' following 'horrific' attack by teen she met on Facebook
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Dublin girl left 'afraid to leave the house' following 'horrific' attack by teen she met on Facebook

Oct 17th 2017, 10:47 PM 26,465 Views 0 Comments

The then 16-year-old boy assaulted the girl in Dublin’s city centre after meeting her online via Facebook in 2014.

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

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,315 Views 35 Comments

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.

Carrie Fisher's death caused by sleep apnea and 'other causes', coroner says
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Carrie Fisher's death caused by sleep apnea and 'other causes', coroner says

Jun 17th 2017, 7:56 AM 18,984 Views 3 Comments

The legendary Star Wars actress died suddenly last December.

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

May 10th 2017, 3:41 PM 24,750 Views 95 Comments

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

Youth who kicked his mother in the head during assaults spared jail
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Youth who kicked his mother in the head during assaults spared jail

Mar 29th 2017, 6:20 AM 13,813 Views 25 Comments

Defence solicitor Gareth Noble has said the boy is trying to rebuild his relationship with his mother.

'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval
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'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval

Feb 7th 2017, 2:02 PM 17,673 Views 83 Comments

The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.

France today opened its first ever supervised injecting centre for drug addicts
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France today opened its first ever supervised injecting centre for drug addicts

Oct 14th 2016, 5:23 PM 7,175 Views 25 Comments

After years of campaigning, the centre opened in Paris today.

Poll: Would drug abuse on the street put you off shopping in an area?
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Poll: Would drug abuse on the street put you off shopping in an area?

Apr 6th 2016, 9:41 AM 22,087 Views 45 Comments

Local businesses have come together on Dublin’s Mary Street to try and curb the problem of drug use in the alleyways behind their street.

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"
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"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"

Jan 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 30,812 Views 48 Comments

Paul started snorting heroin aged 18. What followed was over 20 years of serious drug abuse before he finally decided to get clean.

Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area?
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Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area?

Nov 2nd 2015, 9:32 AM 18,730 Views 70 Comments

The first is due to open next year.

Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot
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Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot

Sep 23rd 2015, 3:55 PM 27,977 Views 56 Comments

Levamisole is regularly used as an adulterant in cocaine.

Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?
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Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?

Jul 8th 2015, 11:30 PM 548 Views 120 Comments

It’s important to consider what is meant by ‘decriminalisation’.

The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community
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The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community

Apr 24th 2015, 8:21 PM 37,176 Views 15 Comments

From 2009-2013, Scott County, Indiana had three HIV infections. There have been 142 since January.

This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone'
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This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone'

Feb 17th 2015, 5:00 PM 24,367 Views 63 Comments

All for science, of course.

Jimmy White: I smoked crack at Irish Masters, drugs cost me 10 world titles
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Jimmy White: I smoked crack at Irish Masters, drugs cost me 10 world titles

Nov 3rd 2014, 11:49 AM 23,494 Views 33 Comments

The six-time world championship finalist opens up in his new book.

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event
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Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

Sep 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 377 Views 6 Comments

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex
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Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex

Aug 31st 2014, 8:30 AM 368 Views 19 Comments

We need to reflect on how addiction affects an individual, their experience of seeking help, and what the throes of addiction are like.

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

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 379 Views 120 Comments

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

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
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Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

Mar 18th 2014, 9:10 AM 8,879 Views 27 Comments

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

Column: Ongoing alcohol misuse in Ireland is ruining individuals and families
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Column: Ongoing alcohol misuse in Ireland is ruining individuals and families

Nov 9th 2013, 7:00 PM 50 Views 71 Comments

Over half of all Irish drinkers have a harmful pattern of drinking; don’t be fooled into thinking alcohol misuse is ‘normal’ or has no affect on your personal relationships, writes Tony Moore.

6 things we learned from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill
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6 things we learned from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill

Oct 24th 2013, 12:00 PM 35,877 Views 279 Comments

If this bill was made law, driving after using the drug would be legal and advertising cannabis products would also be allowed.

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John
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Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Jun 8th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,172 Views 26 Comments

Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning
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Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning

Jan 8th 2013, 11:45 AM 6,163 Views 28 Comments

The same verdict was given at a re-hearing of the inquest – which was ordered after it emerged that the first was heard by a coroner who did not have the correct qualifications.

My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’
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My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’

Dec 25th 2012, 7:30 PM 96 Views 84 Comments

‘Mike’ has no home to go to this Christmas. He describes what life is like on the streets – and how common death is.

HSE warns of heroin which could be contaminated with anthrax
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HSE warns of heroin which could be contaminated with anthrax

Jul 30th 2012, 5:22 PM 6,700 Views 62 Comments

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

Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing
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Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing

Jun 20th 2012, 10:48 AM 3,058 Views 11 Comments

Number of adults using drug falls from 1.2 per cent to 0.5 per cent in four years.

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
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Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:35 PM 2,053 Views 7 Comments

A survey on drug consumption in Ireland has noted a “huge increase” in the usage of legally available opiates – particularly among women – prompting a call for the examination of how benzodiazepines are prescribed.

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage
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Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage

Oct 10th 2011, 9:39 AM 1,198 Views 10 Comments

‘Pothead’ range, which campaigners say trivialise illegal drug use, is in 1,000 US stores.

North America's only legal drug injection facility to stay open, says Canadian court
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North America's only legal drug injection facility to stay open, says Canadian court

Sep 30th 2011, 7:43 PM 291 Views 1 Comment

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled today against the government’s efforts to shut down the facility in Vancouver.

Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse
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Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse

Mar 24th 2011, 11:22 AM 1,654 Views 18 Comments

Ballymun drugs project is now treating the grandchildren of people who used their services 30 years ago.