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From TheJournal.ie From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from? Recreational Drugs

From Colombian cartels to grow-houses in Galway: where do Ireland's illegal drugs come from?

We look at the connection between international crime gangs and Irish customers.

From TheJournal.ie 'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction Chasing The Normal

'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction

A significant proportion of the population have experimented with drugs and for some this has been life-changing.

From TheJournal.ie The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers Opioids

The rise of opiates: How Ireland's 'broken' health service is behind a surge in prescription painkillers

The use of powerful painkillers has gradually risen in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives Chemsex This post contains videos

How one drug can make sex euphoric, but also destroy lives

G is highly addictive and its use in Ireland is becoming more common.

From TheJournal.ie How the recreational user becomes the small-time dealer in the eyes of the law The Small Stuff

How the recreational user becomes the small-time dealer in the eyes of the law

Gardaí say young people who have never been in trouble with the law find it hard to understand that a normal part of their social lives is actually a serious criminal offence.

From TheJournal.ie 'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable' Recreational Drugs

'People tend to start doing cocaine because it's so much more socially acceptable'

Dominic McGrath reports on Dublin’s midnight scene.

From TheJournal.ie Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now? The Stats

Drugs in Ireland - what did we take before, what are we taking now?

For the Irish, when it comes to taking controlled substances, old habits die hard.

From TheJournal.ie €200 million spent a year: How Ireland's recreational drug users are keeping the cartels in business Recreational Drugs

€200 million spent a year: How Ireland's recreational drug users are keeping the cartels in business

It is estimated that there are at least 20 million drug deals annually.

From TheJournal.ie British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban Blunt Talk

British politician announces he uses poppers during debate on "legal highs" ban

Crispin Blunt was speaking against a proposed ban on the recreational drug, which is popular among gay men.

From TheJournal.ie What drugs are in your life? Global Drugs Survey 2015 wants to know GDS2015

What drugs are in your life? Global Drugs Survey 2015 wants to know

TheJournal.ie is a media partner with an international project to gather judgement-free and confidential information on drug use.

From TheJournal.ie Outlawed 'headshop' drugs still available at online stores Drugs

Outlawed 'headshop' drugs still available at online stores

Users reported the banned substances, which are being shipped here by online retailers, can cause memory loss and blackouts.