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.
27th January 2009
Forgotten victims of alcohol
Although there are 200 meetings each week in Ireland, most people have never heard of Al-Anon – the organisation that supports those most affected by alcohol abuse – the alcoholic’s family.
26th January 2009
Cannabis law change illogical.
The reclassification of cannabis as a Class B drug has come into effect in England and Wales amid complaints the new laws are “illogical”“.
23rd January 2009
Drug centre sees doubling in clients treated for crack cocaine addiction.
A Drug treatment programme in south Dublin city has seen a doubling in the number of clients being treated for crack cocaine addiction in the past year.