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New drug trends in the media

The most commonly used substances in Ireland are alcohol, cannabis, ecstasy and cocaine.

New and different trends may emerge from time to time among different groups of people. These novel trends may be reported extensively in the media and generate a lot of attention. Last year parents may have become aware of trends such as Nitrous Oxide or Cannabis Edible Products in the forms of jellies and sweets.

Whatever the specific trend, it is important to remain calm and remember that not every young person will be at risk of using these drugs.

We have information and resources to help you stay up to date on drugs and to support you with communicating your concerns with your child.  

See our resource section and get factsheets on Nitrous Oxide and Cannabis Edible Products. 

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