28th December 2008
Gardai go hi-tech to find cannabis farms
Gardai are to consider the use of satellite or aircraft infrared detection after discovering that marijuana-growing operations are sprouting up all over the country.
27th December 2008
A pint a day increases cancer risk warns expert
Drinking just one pint of beer a day increases the risk of liver and bowel cancer by a fifth a health expert has warned.
24th December 2008
Record ten thousand addicts look for methadone treatment
A record ten thousand heroin addicts have sought methadone treatment in HSE centers across the country so far this year.
24th December 2008
Coroner warns on excessive drinking
A Coroner has issued a warning to young people to avoid excessive alcohol consumption and to take responsibility for the amount they drink particularly at Christmas time.
23rd December 2008
Relapse the thinking mans problem
The difference between those who struggle and those who enjoy their sobriety often comes down to nothing more than how they have understood temptation and what they have done about it.
19th December 2008
Needle Exchange Provision in Ireland
Needle Exchange Provision in Ireland, National Advisory Committee on Drugs.
18th December 2008
Plans for roadside drug testing
Roadside drug testing will be introduced in Ireland as soon as a reliable system is available the Dail heard yesterday.
16th December 2008
Cutbacks wont affect drug services
A leading drugs treatment specialist believes imminent cutbacks in spending on drug prevention and treatment programmes will not result in a rowback to the endemic drug problems of the 1980s.
15th December 2008
Drinks industry says no to link with drugs plan
A Government plan to include alcohol in a new national drugs strategy has angered the drinks industry.
12th December 2008
Appeal not to cut drugs initiative funding as community plan launched
Inner-city Dublin communities affected by drugs have called on the Government to remember that the drug trade is not affected by the recession.