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#Drug use

From TheJournal.ie Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point' Your Questions

Ask The Expert: 'Every alley way in Dublin is used for public injecting at some point'

The Ana Liffey Drug Project’s director dropped in to the newsroom for a chat this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie "'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies" Drug Use

"'There's no heroin here, it's only a Dublin thing' - it's complete lies"

An Irish play tackles drug use head on.

From TheJournal.ie Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie' Family Court

Care order extended for two young girls who described their mother as a 'junkie'

The children said their mum had been ‘sleepy’ and ‘dozy’ during access visits.

From TheJournal.ie Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use Harm Reduction

Doctor's corner: The biggest problem with a zero tolerance approach to drug use

Alcohol is a drug. We have guidelines on its use aimed at reducing the long-term risk of health harms. So why not have guidelines for drugs?

From TheJournal.ie Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life Drug Use

Teen cannabis-users 'more likely to attempt suicide' later in life

A study published today also found they are less likely to finish secondary school or get a degree.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea Drug Use

Over 1,000 people show up to anti-drugs meeting in Roscrea

The attendance accounts for 20% of the town.

From TheJournal.ie Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment Addiction

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

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 Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis Illicit Drugs

Over 80 per cent of drug seizures in Europe are for cannabis

A Europe-wide study founf that Ireland, relative to other countries, has a small number of drug seizures each year – between one and ten thousand a year.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe Drug Use

Ireland is the third highest for drug-induced deaths in Europe

The European Drug report also finds that over a quarter of the general population has tried cannabis.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research Drug Use

Irish people using cocaine less frequently, finds new research

A new study finds that one in 14 people have used cocaine at some point in their life.

Nigella Lawson barred from boarding US flight over cocaine confession

The chef was not allowed to board a flight from Heathrow to Los Angeles on Sunday.

From TheJournal.ie Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme Victory Outreach

Religious ministry defends drug rehab programme

An RTÉ Investigations Unit look at the work of Victory Outreach will be broadcast on Prime Time tonight.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink Opinion

Column: Nobody ever chooses to be homeless – this government is pushing people to the brink

Access to health services is key to leaving homelessness behind – which is why Budget 2014 is so damaging to the Government’s commitment to end long-term homelessness by 2016, writes Niamh Randall.

From TheJournal.ie Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report Homelessness

Drug use outside Dublin continues to grow, says report

Merchants Quay Ireland’s annual report also shows that there were 558 new users to their Dublin needle exchange service.

From TheJournal.ie Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit Keltoi House

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

From The42 Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use Wager Danger

Aaron Rodgers may lose $4.5m gamble as baseball star admits to drug use

The Green Bay Packers QB may pay dearly for his fervent belief in Ryan Braun’s innocence.

From The42 Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use Cage Of Emotion

Porn star Jenna Jameson accuses Tito Ortiz of assault and drug-use

So the song is right – breaking up is hard to do.

From TheJournal.ie 1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown Drugs

1980s ‘crack baby’ scare overblown

Studies at the time suggested prenatal drug use caused irreversible brain damage and predicted dire futures for the babies.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report Drugs

Ireland has one of highest rates of cocaine use in Europe - report

The report also suggests Ireland is an entry point for Moroccan cannabis resin into Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers In Numbers

Coke, cannabis and getting clean: Ireland's drug problem, in numbers

How many Irish people have tried cocaine? How about cannabis? And how accessible is detox to those who need it?

From TheJournal.ie Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork Cork

Two dead as HSE issues warning over batch of heroin in Cork

Seven other people have been hospitalised as a result of what the HSE believes is a strong batch of heroin in circulation in the Cork area.

From TheJournal.ie Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use' Tap Water

Monaghan nightclub refuses tap water to patrons to discourage 'drug use'

Vanity Nightclub says it won’t give out free water to customers as it prides itself on being a “drug free zone”.

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 Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows Alcohol

Regional differences in illegal drug use narrows

Report shows men more likely to consume illegal drugs as well as alcohol and tobacco than women.

From TheJournal.ie Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens Experimenting

Cigarettes and alcohol: less experimenting, more abstinence by Irish teens

Plus, a significant drop in illicit drug use has brought Irish teens in line with their European counterparts.

From TheJournal.ie Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour Wired

Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour

Brain wiring could be a cause for early drug use by teenagers.

From TheJournal.ie Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report Drugs

Treating heroin users with heroin works - EU report

A new report by the EU drugs agency has found supervised heroin therapy has helped ‘untreatable’ chronic heroin users.

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose

The last report into the death of singer Whitney Houston attributes a nasal issue to ‘substance abuse’.

From TheJournal.ie Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion Opinion

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.

From TheJournal.ie Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin Drugs

Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin

The Ana Liffey Drug Project also wants to develop a Naloxone programme and a crisis detox unit for drug users.

From TheJournal.ie Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix Addiction

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

The head of a service for drug users and the homeless in Ireland has said that some addicts are being driven to drinking hand sanitiser in an effort to get a fix of alcohol.

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 Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe Drug Use

Ireland has third-highest rate of drug deaths in Europe

The annual report of the EU drugs agency also found that Ireland has the highest rate of heroin use in Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs Junior Cert

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs

A nationwide consultation on Junior Cert reform finds that students want more education on social issues.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has one of Europe's highest levels of drugs fatalities Drugs

Ireland has one of Europe's highest levels of drugs fatalities

A new UN report also highlights the rise in the use and distribution of so-called ‘legal highs’