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Opinion: Most young people involved in street-level dealing are among our most vulnerable citizens
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Opinion: Most young people involved in street-level dealing are among our most vulnerable citizens

Jul 11th 2021, 7:00 AM 24,445 Views 52 Comments

Youth worker Eoin Lynagh is part of a group calling for an end to prohibition.

Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug
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Opinion: It's time to get real about heroin addiction. It's time to decriminalise this drug

Feb 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 28,810 Views 41 Comments

Dr Austin O’Carroll says decriminalisation would be a way of taking responsibility for the vicious effects of inequality.

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 14,835 Views 43 Comments

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

Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland
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Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland

May 22nd 2019, 6:50 PM 20,350 Views 83 Comments

The health minister plans to have the medicinal cannabis access scheme up and running in the summer.

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'
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PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Jan 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,443 Views 25 Comments

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
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76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Jul 23rd 2018, 12:05 AM 17,753 Views 24 Comments

The figure of 76 represents a drop in the comparable figure for 2016, when there were a total of 92 discharges.

Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere
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Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere

Jun 10th 2018, 10:45 AM 18,094 Views 101 Comments

A town hall meeting will be held this week in Dublin on the subject of looking into a health-led approach towards drug use in Ireland.

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need
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'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need

Feb 27th 2018, 12:18 PM 15,515 Views 45 Comments

Depression is often the root cause of drug addiction and abuse does not help.

Dublin footballer Philly McMahon spoke about his brother's death on the Late Late and it was powerful television
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Dublin footballer Philly McMahon spoke about his brother's death on the Late Late and it was powerful television

Oct 14th 2017, 9:44 AM 4,324 Views 2 Comments

“It’s OK to come out and say that I’m not embarrassed.”

'An opponent taunted me about his overdose' - Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on his brother's death
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'An opponent taunted me about his overdose' - Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on his brother's death

Oct 14th 2017, 9:10 AM 40,603 Views 57 Comments

“It’s OK to come out and say that I’m not embarrassed.”

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts
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Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Aug 27th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,496 Views 5 Comments

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

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 22,321 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.

Teen accused of causing €50k damage at Oberstown young offenders centre
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Teen accused of causing €50k damage at Oberstown young offenders centre

Aug 9th 2017, 10:19 PM 12,138 Views 0 Comments

The 17-year-old boy is accused of assaulting a staff member and causing €54,000 worth of criminal damage.

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year
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92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

Jul 12th 2017, 12:05 AM 22,091 Views 73 Comments

Babies with drug withdrawal symptoms undergo six to eight week of rehabilitation.

'Sleep well, starling': Family and friends gather to remember activist Dara Quigley
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'Sleep well, starling': Family and friends gather to remember activist Dara Quigley

May 12th 2017, 7:51 PM 33,207 Views 45 Comments

At a vigil in Dublin this evening, her brother Sean called for a change in how the State treats addicts.

There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms
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There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms

Dec 17th 2016, 6:00 PM 9,524 Views 22 Comments

The problem is particularly bad in rural areas.

'When there is somewhere safe for people to go and inject they will use it - I will use it'
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'When there is somewhere safe for people to go and inject they will use it - I will use it'

Nov 22nd 2016, 6:10 AM 15,288 Views 44 Comments

Ireland’s first supervised injection centre could be up and running by the end of 2017.

FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?
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FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem?

Aug 24th 2016, 8:05 PM 17,794 Views 44 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Seán Crowe recently made some alarming claims on this issue. FactCheck puts them under scrutiny.

People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing
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People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing

Jun 9th 2016, 8:35 AM 11,662 Views 38 Comments

The chairman of a drug treatment programme said that the government needed to give more urgency to the housing crisis.

"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 30,947 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.

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 37,179 Views 15 Comments

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

'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'
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'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up'

Apr 15th 2015, 10:03 PM 24,841 Views 41 Comments

Jonathan O’Brien’s brother is battling drug addiction.

'The morning my father was buried in Dublin, I was doing drugs down an alley in London'
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'The morning my father was buried in Dublin, I was doing drugs down an alley in London'

Jan 6th 2015, 12:47 PM 17,484 Views 16 Comments

John turned his life around after drug addiction.

Mother of drug addict explains how support group 'made me feel like I wasn't the only one heartbroken'
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Mother of drug addict explains how support group 'made me feel like I wasn't the only one heartbroken'

Nov 2nd 2014, 8:30 AM 16,836 Views 10 Comments

Anne’s son has been battling addiction for 27 years.

Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas'
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Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas'

Oct 3rd 2014, 11:48 AM 24,222 Views 101 Comments

The Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin said a recent surge in hallucinogenic stimulants has also made addicts’ behaviour somewhat more challenging lately.

Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict
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Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict

Jul 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 753 Views 91 Comments

Compassion for a fellow human being should not change just because a poor soul happened to be an addict.

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
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Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,711 Views 24 Comments

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings
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Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings

Jul 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 884 Views 74 Comments

I dabbled with drugs on a social basis and thought I was in control; but that was before trying crystal meth. The drug stripped away everything I believed about myself as a person, exposing me to dangers and tragedies I would never have imagined.

Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan
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Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan

Dec 29th 2012, 6:46 PM 9,391 Views 6 Comments

The deaths have all come in the last four days, with most of the fatalities thought to be drug addicts seeking a fix.

The Evening Fix…now with added tomato sauce
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The Evening Fix…now with added tomato sauce

Oct 2nd 2012, 8:00 PM 7,193 Views 3 Comments

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure
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Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:43 AM 6,434 Views 20 Comments

Coolmine Therapeutic Centre says it urgently needs €100,000 from the State in order to keep its mother and child facilities for drug addicts open.

Column: Amy Winehouse was an addict – and I know how that feels
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Column: Amy Winehouse was an addict – and I know how that feels

Jul 29th 2011, 7:29 AM 447 Views 26 Comments

The singer’s meltdowns were very public, but few people understand the reality of addiction, writes recovered drug user Brendan Magee.