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Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

Problem cocaine use increases by nearly 100%

The number of people treated for problem cocaine use has nearly doubled in recent years, according to new data from the Health Research Board (HRB). A total of 1500 cases were recorded in 2017, which represents a dramatic increase from the 770 cases that were recorded...
Concerns over Dublin prescription drug abuse

Concerns over Dublin prescription drug abuse

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise among drug users in Dublin’s north inner city. The Ana Liffey Drug Project, which is spearheading a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the dangers of so-called street tablets, says it is becoming increasingly concerned. The...
Drug testing cannabis

Drug testing cannabis

A wide variety of tests can be used to detect cannabis, including urine, oral fluid, hair as well as nail clippings. All of these tests vary in their windows of detection so recent or chronic use can be established. In addition, ingestion as opposed to environmental...
Cocaine use is fourth highest rate globally

Cocaine use is fourth highest rate globally

Irish users go through an average of 0.6 g of cocaine on a single occasion, making this the fourth highest rate internationally. That puts Ireland ahead of the USA in fifth place, but behind Scotland, which has the highest rate of cocaine consumption per session at...
Drug testing cannabis

Drug testing cannabis

The strength of Irish cannabis has more than doubled in the last decade leading to increasing numbers of young people seeking treatment for addiction and psychosis. The strength of cannabis resin coming from Morocco, in particular, has been increasing at a...