3rd April 2008
Seminar hears calls for expansion of needle exchange services across the country
Drugs service professionals attending a seminar on harm reduction services for drug users today heard calls for the urgent expansion of harm reduction services to address the high risks associated injecting drug use. The seminar ‘An Injection of Common Sense’ was organised to mark the launch a new guide on safer injecting techniques for drug users and was opened by the Minister of State, with Special Responsibility for the National Drug Strategy Mr. Pat Carey T.D.
31st March 2008
Chronic shortage of beds for addicts.
There are no dedicated residential beds to stabilise or detoxify drug addicts or alcoholics outside Dublin, according to a report by the HSE.
28th March 2008
Sale of BZP to be made illegal in New Zealand by April 1st
Retailers and manufacturers of benzylpiperazine (BZP) and related substances have only five days left to hand over their stocks to police before an amendment to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 (Within New Zealand) classifying these substances as controlled drugs comes into force.
26th March 2008
Four out of Ten people agree with the controversial view that women who drink or take drugs are part
Irish Examiner Report, March 26th 2008.
25th March 2008
Drug Use: A Reproductive and Sexual Health Perspective
A two-day event taking place in Dundalk, this conference is aimed at providing information to medical, nursing and all other professionals working directly and indirectly with the drug using community.
25th March 2008
Press Release from the EU drugs agency in Lisbon
GHB and its precursors — New study out today. EU drugs agency reports emerging trend in use of GBL.
19th March 2008
Warning over solvent chemicals used in recreational drugs
Warnings have been issued over the use of chemicals, commonly found in solvents, as a recreational drug.
14th March 2008
New Podcast Available: Court Appointed Drug Education
This episode focuses on recent research findings into the effectiveness of court appointed drug education in Ireland.
13th March 2008
Concerned it could become the new marijuana, lawmakers consider regulating salvia.
As soon as we make one drug illegal, kids start looking around for other drugs they can buy legally. This is just the next one,” said Florida state Rep. Mary Brandenburg
12th March 2008
Supermarkets offer cut-price alcohol deals despite backlash
Supermarkets are discounting alcoholic drinks by as much as 50% ahead of the St Patrick’s weekend despite a growing backlash against Ireland’s drink culture.