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From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Drug courts are not the solution to Ireland's drug problem Drug Addiction

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

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

From The42 World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse' Claim

World Cup report leaves 'door open to drug abuse'

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

From TheJournal.ie No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind' Crisis Point

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin girl left 'afraid to leave the house' following 'horrific' attack by teen she met on Facebook Children's Court

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

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

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

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

The legendary Star Wars actress died suddenly last December.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval Addiction

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

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

From TheJournal.ie France today opened its first ever supervised injecting centre for drug addicts Drug Abuse

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would drug abuse on the street put you off shopping in an area? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you welcome an injection centre in your area? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

The first is due to open next year.

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine cut with cattle de-wormer made this woman's skin rot Graphic

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

Levamisole is regularly used as an adulterant in cocaine.

From TheJournal.ie Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use? Opinion

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The shocking story of the rise of HIV in one rural American community Scott County Indiana

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

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

From TheJournal.ie This legendary TV presenter got off his face on skunk and said it was 'worse than a war zone' Psychosis
From The42 Jimmy White: I smoked crack at Irish Masters, drugs cost me 10 world titles The Whirlwind

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event Homeless Ireland

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex Addiction

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children Care Order

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ongoing alcohol misuse in Ireland is ruining individuals and families Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 6 things we learned from Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan’s Cannabis Regulation Bill Cannabis

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John Addiction

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

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

From TheJournal.ie Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning Winehouse

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning

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.

From TheJournal.ie My Christmas Day: ‘It’s just another day on the street for me’ Read Me

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

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

From TheJournal.ie HSE warns of heroin which could be contaminated with anthrax Drug Abuse

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.

From TheJournal.ie Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing Ecstasy

Ecstasy use falls by half but we're still boozing

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Prescription drug usage on the rise among women Drugs

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

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.

From TheJournal.ie Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage Gone To Pot This post contains images

Marijuana-shaped sweets spark outrage

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

From TheJournal.ie North America's only legal drug injection facility to stay open, says Canadian court Legal Injection

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse Drug Abuse

Three generations of families gripped by drug abuse

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