18th February 2009
Can pill replace heroin for addicts?
Researchers behind a controversial approach to Vancouver’s drug problem are trying to launch a new study.
17th February 2009
Alcohol link to 25 percent of traumatic brain injuries
Alcohol is associated with one in four traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) according to a major new study into brain injuries in Ireland.
10th February 2009
No policy on alcohol abuse in home.
MORE than 100,000 children could be living with parents who abuse alcohol, but there is a lack of national policy to deal with the issue.
9th February 2009
China white heroin reappears as number of addicts rises
A batch of ‘China white’ heroin that can be mistaken for cocaine is back on the streets of the capital as drug treatment centres report a rise in people presenting for heroin addiction.
3rd February 2009
Family drug and alcohol abuse key concern for child services
Alcohol and drug abuse in the family was the primary reason why children were being monitored by social workers under child protection guidelines, according to the most recent Government report on childcare services.
2nd February 2009
Warning of link between economic recession and increase in drug use
Families of people with drug problems have warned of a “huge risk” that drug use will increase as the recession deepens.
2nd February 2009
Clean needles still unavailable to addicts
Clean needles are still not available to drug users across most of the country, risking the spread of infectious diseases, a report has warned.
30th January 2009
The Role of Alcohol in Deaths Presenting to the Coroner’s Service in Cork City and County.
A retrospective study was conducted in order to determine the prevalence and concentration of alcohol in post-mortem blood samples sent for toxicological analysis in Cork City and County in 2003 and 2004
29th January 2009
Substance use prevention for adolescents: the Icelandic Model
Data from the European School Survey Project on Alcohol and other Drugs have shown that adolescent substance use is a growing problem in western and particularly Eastern European countries.
28th January 2009
No date for new drink- drive limit legislation
A road safety group has expressed disappointment that senior members of Government have been unable to give a specific date for proposed legislation to introduce lower drink-drive limits and mandatory testing for motorists at crash sites to come before the Dáil.