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Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin
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Plans for new supervised drug injecting centre in Dublin

Jan 20th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,136 Views 73 Comments

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

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix
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Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

Dec 3rd 2011, 8:30 AM 4,143 Views 13 Comments

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.

Prescription drug usage on the rise among women
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Prescription drug usage on the rise among women

Nov 23rd 2011, 12:35 PM 2,053 Views 7 Comments

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.

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

Nov 16th 2011, 9:59 AM 10,874 Views 29 Comments

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

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs
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Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs

Jul 11th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,142 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Jun 24th 2011, 12:10 PM 546 Views 8 Comments

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