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Subject: Drugs misuse
This report is based on data from the Drug Treatment Reporting System, which collects information on clients who present to services for treatment for problem drug use. It provides data for 1991 on contact details, socio-demographic information, problem drug use and risk behaviour in the Greater...
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Subject: Drugs misuse
The data presented in this paper describe what is known about trends in drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users in Ireland between 1990 and 2002. The current and potential sources of data in Ireland on drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users are described. The analysis presented in...
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Subject: Drugs misuse
Although the link between drug use, addiction and crime has been established by international and Irish research, identifying the precise causative connection between drugs and crime has been a primary preoccupation of many writers in this area. For the purpose of this Overview, we will review the...
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Subject: Drugs misuse
Crack cocaine is produced from powder cocaine using readily available chemical agents such as ammonia or baking soda. Smoking crack is a highly efficient way of getting cocaine into the brain, making its use compulsive and difficult to control in some cases. In early 2005, a number of seizures of...
The cross-departmental strategy to reduce the harm related to substance misuse in Northern Ireland, known as the New Strategic Direction for Alcohol and Drugs (NSD) Phase 2, was launched in 2012. This is the third annual report of progress against the outcomes and indicators set out in that...
The United Nations Office of Drug Control (UNODC) published ‘International Standards on Drug Use Prevention’ in 2013. The Standards were developed through a systematic assessment of the international evidence on prevention and they provide a summary of the available scientific evidence...
This leaflet highlights the health risks of cocaine use, such as heart attack, brain haemorrhage and liver damage. It also looks at the social implications of cocaine use, including trouble with the police and debt
Subject: Drugs misuse
This poster informs about the danger of dehydration caused by taking Ecstasy stating: 'Ecstasy makes you dehydrate and dancing makes you sweat, so if you're doing both sip about a pint of water an hour, have the odd sugary drink and take breaks from dancing'. It also provides contact details for...
Subject: Drugs misuse
This poster informs about the dangers of taking cocaine stating: 'Cocaine is highly addictive. It's also a local anaesthetic. So you keep doing it but you can't feel it. Gross, but it happens'. It also provides contact details for the National Drugs Helpline. Tel: 0800 776600.
Subject: Drugs misuse
This poster informs about the effects of taking speed stating: 'The more speed you take, the more exhausted you are when it wears off and the more likely you are to keep taking more. And that's called addiction'. It also provides contact details for the National Drugs Helpline. Tel: 0800 776600.

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