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Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma
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Report finds people use psychedelic drugs to self-medicate for depression, anxiety and trauma

Fri 12:04 PM 12,598 Views 26 Comments

While there is some positive research about their use as treatments, experts say this should always be done under the supervision of a professional.

HSE launches online resources and supports to mark International Overdose Awareness Day
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HSE launches online resources and supports to mark International Overdose Awareness Day

Aug 31st 2020, 6:20 AM 8,391 Views 1 Comment

Over 370 people lose their lives in Ireland from drug overdose every year.

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine
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7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

Jul 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 11,440 Views 7 Comments

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine
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Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine

Dec 2nd 2019, 6:07 PM 12,583 Views 6 Comments

David Simmonson and Cian Cullinan have received bans from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

Number of cocaine treatment cases doubles in one year with economic recovery deemed as key factor
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Number of cocaine treatment cases doubles in one year with economic recovery deemed as key factor

Nov 7th 2019, 12:05 AM 14,455 Views 55 Comments

Cocaine is third on the list of most common drugs on the treatment list, but moving closer to cannabis.

Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use
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Ministers considering alternative approaches to dealing with drug possession for personal use

Jun 3rd 2019, 7:30 AM 14,947 Views 13 Comments

A working group was set up last year to consider issues such as the possession of drugs for personal use, and to review other jurisdictions’ drug laws.

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%
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Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Apr 17th 2019, 6:40 AM 24,597 Views 49 Comments

Fresh stats reveal a dramatic spike in people seeking help for problem cocaine use.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse
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Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,352 Views 42 Comments

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

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

Feb 25th 2019, 10:22 AM 14,240 Views 61 Comments

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

'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds
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'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds

Dec 10th 2018, 9:38 AM 15,030 Views 53 Comments

The research examines the experiences of 25 people who have been on methadone treatment.

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'
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'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

Sep 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 22,637 Views 22 Comments

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group
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Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group

Sep 25th 2018, 6:29 PM 15,286 Views 35 Comments

Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.

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

Sep 1st 2018, 5:46 PM 22,357 Views 29 Comments

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

Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to
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Young adults in Ireland are taking more MDMA and cannabis than they used to

Jun 7th 2018, 10:01 AM 25,927 Views 70 Comments

The latest European Drug Report has been released today.

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids
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One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

Jun 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 12,301 Views 20 Comments

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK
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HSE issues drug safety advice to Irish festivalgoers in wake of two deaths in UK

Jun 1st 2018, 12:12 PM 13,780 Views 38 Comments

People are being asked to look after themselves and look out for their friends during the festival season.

Grime star Stormzy hits back at Daily Mail for saying his music 'glorifies' cannabis use
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Grime star Stormzy hits back at Daily Mail for saying his music 'glorifies' cannabis use

Dec 30th 2017, 4:30 PM 16,136 Views 35 Comments

The newspaper claimed that grime music is ‘product placement’ for cannabis.

Stormzy has ripped into the Daily Mail for saying his music is 'glorifying' cannabis use
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# Skunk

Stormzy has ripped into the Daily Mail for saying his music is 'glorifying' cannabis use

Dec 30th 2017, 12:26 PM 4,784 Views 1 Comment

The DM are at it again.

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'
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'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Dec 11th 2017, 5:13 PM 30,070 Views 48 Comments

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs
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Pill testing kits, chill-out rooms and free water: How to reduce harm from taking drugs in nightclubs

Oct 25th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,289 Views 33 Comments

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released today.

'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'
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'I used to have to wash myself in a bookies every morning because there would be needles all over the hostel'

Sep 8th 2017, 6:00 AM 14,423 Views 20 Comments

Merchant’s Quay Ireland is launching its annual review for 2016 today.

HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre
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HSE looking for company to operate pilot supervised injection centre

Aug 25th 2017, 4:21 PM 10,881 Views 69 Comments

The facility will look “like any other health or social care premises” said a HSE national addiction lead.

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 22,283 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.

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day
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Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Aug 13th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,417 Views 0 Comments

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?
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FactCheck: Has the rate of illegal drug use increased most among young Irish people?

Jul 25th 2017, 8:30 PM 21,801 Views 41 Comments

The government says it has so we take a deep dive into who is taking what – and how often.

The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010
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The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010

May 11th 2017, 10:24 AM 12,203 Views 49 Comments

The report found cannabis to be the second most common drug among those treated between 2009 and 2015.

'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 24,713 Views 95 Comments

The proposed bill passed all stages of the Oireachtas today.

Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'
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Opinion: 'Ireland could lead the way in developing new human-centred approaches to drug use'

May 8th 2017, 6:40 AM 321 Views 14 Comments

I am delighted to see this government’s commitment to properly evaluate how decriminalisation could work in an Irish context, writes Dr John Collins.

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
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FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

Feb 18th 2017, 12:18 AM 13,236 Views 21 Comments

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults
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Teenage boy kicked his mother in head during assaults

Jan 13th 2017, 7:56 PM 20,760 Views 0 Comments

The boy, who has mental health and substance abuse issues, left his mother fearing for her life.

These are the European cities that use the most drugs (based on their toilet water)
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# In The Sewer

These are the European cities that use the most drugs (based on their toilet water)

Dec 13th 2016, 12:38 PM 40,037 Views 24 Comments

The research observed a spike in drug use over the weekend.

More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful
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More US adults are using marijuana as they don't think it's harmful

Aug 31st 2016, 6:15 AM 17,812 Views 66 Comments

There have been a number of calls for cannabis to be legalised in Ireland for medical reasons.

'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home'
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# SOPHIA

'We woke up in a tent last Christmas, now we have a home'

Jun 22nd 2016, 1:07 PM 25,953 Views 75 Comments

Simon Coveney opened new housing units for people who were homeless in Dublin today.

Drug use: People in all kinds of venues taking ecstasy - not just dance clubs
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Drug use: People in all kinds of venues taking ecstasy - not just dance clubs

May 31st 2016, 3:15 PM 21,985 Views 67 Comments

A new report from the EU looks at drug use across the continent.

Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street
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# Jervis Lane

Plan to tackle drug use in laneway near busy Dublin shopping street

Apr 6th 2016, 6:03 AM 36,920 Views 66 Comments

Local businesses have reported open drug use, violence and sometimes sexual activity in the lane.

Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions
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Criminalising possession doesn't discourage use - we need real solutions

Mar 8th 2016, 5:00 PM 232 Views 43 Comments

Ultimately, drug policy is about two things – what works; and what is acceptable to people, writes Ana Liffey’s Tony Duffin.

Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?
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Where do Ireland's political parties stand on decriminalising cannabis?

Feb 13th 2016, 9:00 PM 54,944 Views 96 Comments

Could Ireland go down the Portuguese route?

Drug testing in nightclubs branded 'knee-jerk reaction' after Cork tragedy
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Drug testing in nightclubs branded 'knee-jerk reaction' after Cork tragedy

Jan 26th 2016, 1:52 PM 16,717 Views 81 Comments

Michaél Martin doesn’t seem keen on the idea after it was brought up by Leo Varadkar.

Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools
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Woman guilty of child abduction escapes jail but told to stay away from childcare facilities and schools

Dec 8th 2015, 2:48 PM 12,526 Views 11 Comments

She was given an 18-month suspended sentence.

Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital
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Of 23,000 who say they took MDMA, 202 ended up in hospital

Jun 18th 2015, 6:08 AM 15,800 Views 29 Comments

There has been a steady rise in the number of people seeking medical treatment after taking the drug over the past few years.

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