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

A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released..... Cormac Fitzgerald A new European guide on responding to drug problems was released..... http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/28051 Public 25 October 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 ...

Special report: The US opioid epidemic.

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. RTÃ? News reports from Manchester, New Hampshire, second only to West Virginia for opioid deaths....... RTE News Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the Uni ...

Drug decriminalization in Ireland, a step forward or a step back?

With many questions being raised about the clogging of the courts with minor drug charges and the stigma surrounding drug use, Des Cook invesitages if Ireland would benefit from decriminalising drugs. Des Cook With many questions being raised about the cl ...

'That gives you sleepless nights. It's a last resort': Giving children in State care a voice.

Guardians ad litem tell TheJournal.ie about the trends theyâ?Tve seen in children assigned to their care.,,,,,,, Sean Murray Guardians ad litem tell TheJournal.ie about the trends theyâ?Tve seen in children assigned to their care.,,,,,,, http://www.drugsa ...

Alcohol & pregnancy: Ireland looks towards the future of infant mental health.

. Mental Daily http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27921 Public 27 September 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1506669455 27921 No HEALTH;SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

Drink-driving: tougher rules are welcome.

. Editorial. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27913 Public 27 September 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1506492592 27913 No ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION;SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

HSE drug expert: We need to consider testing and amnesty bins for clubs and festivals.

A senior addiction expert at the HSE has said that drug testing needs to be considered for festivals and nightclubs in order to cut down on overdoses and drug-related health problems......... Daragh Brophy A senior addiction expert at the HSE has said tha ...

Preventing and reducing drug overdoses- a priority for the EMCDDA.

. EMCDDA. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27810 Public 31 August 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1504161215 27810 No HEALTH;DRUG MISUSE;SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

School appeals plan for addict recovery centre.

A Dublin inner city primary school and local residents have put the brakes on the Dublin Simon Community pressing ahead with its plan for a 70-bed recovery centre for homeless drug addicts and alcoholics at Usher's Island...... Gordon Deegan A Dublin ...

'Drugs advice' to be provided for Electric Picnic attendees.

A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users attending Electric Picnic this weekend........ Cormac O'Keeffe A leading drugs agency is to provide harm reduction advice for the first time to drug users att ...

Survey reveals Irish men can reach their recommended low-risk alcohol limit for just €7.65 a week.

. Conor Heneghan The annual price survey, carried out in July, was part of Alcohol Action Ireland’s 2018 Pre-Budget submission, which was published on Tuesday........... http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27806 Public 29 August 2017 News National Drugs Library ...

Alcohol was my toughest opponent to beat- Egan

Olympic boxing silver medallist Ken Egan was speaking at the launch of the Dublin Rutland Centre's second annual 'Recovery Month'......... Eilish O'Regan Olympic boxing silver medallist Ken Egan was speaking at the launch of the Dublin ...

Search for suitable 'injecting room' site in Dublin.

The HSE has launched the search for a facility in Dublin where drug users can inject themselves in a safe environment..... Stephen Rogers The HSE has launched the search for a facility in Dublin where drug users can inject themselves in a safe environment ...

High alert: how to stay safe at festivals.

Help Not Harm is taking a smart approach to help those who over-indulge or take drugs at Electric Picnic. Louise Bruton Help Not Harm is taking a smart approach to help those who over-indulge or take drugs at Electric Picnic. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie ...

'We are all coming to the same conclusion 'prohibitive drug laws harm'.

. Tony Duffin http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27786 Public 25 August 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1503643750 27786 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

Are you acting out the 'tragic comedy' of Irish drinking?

. Jamie Ball http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27777 Public 22 August 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1503384096 27777 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE;ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION ...

Morning after drink test: why you may still be over the limit.

. Independent.ie. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27766 Public 16 August 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1502864510 27766 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

Narcan: The Irish weapon in America's drugs war.

The drug has saved lives amid the USâ?Ts opioid epidemic, but it remains controversial...... John Breslin The drug has saved lives amid the USa's opioid epidemic, but it remains controversial...... http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27721 Public 8 August ...

UISCE reacts to the launch of the National Drug Strategy 2017-2025.

. drugs.ie. http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27703 Public 17 July 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1501575843 27703 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...

Simon Communities welcome National Drugs Strategy Publication.

. Simon Communities of Ireland http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/27702 Public 1 July 2017 News National Drugs Library No 4676 0 1501575642 27702 No SUBSTANCE MISUSE ...