22nd July 2009
Increase in drug-driving tests.
The number of incidents of suspected drug-driving has more than doubled to almost 2,000 over the last three years.
21st July 2009
Increase in number of girls seeking addiction treatment
An increase in the number of 15-year-old girls seeking drug and alcohol treatment over the last year has been reported by the country’s main residential treatment centre.
20th July 2009
Sober statistics bear out the fact that our attitude to alcohol is deeply unhealthy
Milan has banned the consumption and sale of alcohol to young teenagers in an effort to curb binge drinking,” said yesterday morning’s news as I staggered downstairs to make a cup of tea.
15th July 2009
Alcohol a factor in 50% of youth crime
Alcohol is a critical factor in about half of all recorded juvenile crime, according to a report.
14th July 2009
Study shows drug treatment programmes are working.
Treatment programmes for heroin addicts are working, according to a detailed research project.
14th July 2009
Alcohol addiction - The industry must share the burden.
In recent years there has been much hype about our drugs problems, but usually when people talk about drugs, they are not talking about the most prevalent and most abused drug in the country – alcohol. Irish people spend more on alcohol annually that any other people.
10th July 2009
Two year waiting list for methadone.
Heroin addicts are waiting two years on average to get methadone treatment in the southeast, the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee was told yesterday.
9th July 2009
Proposal to lower alcohol driving limits opposed by publicans
Publicans are lobbying Fianna Fail to block moves by Minister for Transport Noel Dempsey to lower the drink-drive limit.
1st July 2009
Call for Irish drug epidemic to be tackled.
Ireland is in the grip of “a really devastating drug epidemic” and people need to be frightened into tackling the issue, a leading emergency medicine consultant said yesterday.
29th June 2009
Boom blamed for rise in alcohol dependency
More young people and women are seeking treatment for alcohol dependency at a Dublin hospital following the economic boom, a psychiatrist has said.