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#Drug Addiction

From TheJournal.ie Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland Drug Addiction

Harris says there are no plans to legalise cannabis in Ireland

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

From TheJournal.ie PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems' Left Behind

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year Drug Addiction

76 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

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

From TheJournal.ie Should Ireland get rid of criminal penalties for drug possession? It has been successful elsewhere Decriminalisation

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need Addiction This post contains videos

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'An opponent taunted me about his overdose' - Dublin footballer Philly McMahon on his brother's death Drug Addiction

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts Addiction

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

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

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 Teen accused of causing €50k damage at Oberstown young offenders centre Children's Court

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year Drug Addiction

92 hospital discharges of newborns with drug withdrawal symptoms last year

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Sleep well, starling': Family and friends gather to remember activist Dara Quigley Justice For Dara This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie There's been a surge in the number of US babies born with heroin withdrawal symptoms Drug Addiction

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

The problem is particularly bad in rural areas.

From TheJournal.ie 'When there is somewhere safe for people to go and inject they will use it - I will use it' Humans Of Dublin

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

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

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Are there fewer gardaí dealing with a growing drugs problem? Factcheck

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

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

From TheJournal.ie People coming out of drug treatment programmes are relapsing because of the lack of housing Coolmine Therapeutic Community

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

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

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 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 'I lost the rag to make Joan Burton wake up' Heroin This post contains videos

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The morning my father was buried in Dublin, I was doing drugs down an alley in London' Hope

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

John turned his life around after drug addiction.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas' Addiction

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The sudden death of a young woman is not any less tragic for her being an addict Peaches

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction Addiction

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan Pakistan

Toxic cough syrup kills 24 people in Pakistan

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

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix…now with added tomato sauce Need To Know

The Evening Fix…now with added tomato sauce

The things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure Drug Addiction

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Amy Winehouse was an addict – and I know how that feels Opinion

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

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