Monday, 12 September 2011

Heroin epidemic gripping Ireland, say youth groups | Irish Examiner

Heroin epidemic gripping Ireland, say youth groups Irish Examiner

IRELAND is in the grip of a "heroin epidemic", while alcohol abuse among the young is leading them towards drug use, two youth support organisations warned yesterday.
The Oireachtas Committee on Health and Children were told by Spunout and the Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Centre that alcohol was both a gateway and relapse drug and that issues such as the availability of alcohol and its below-cost selling needed to be tackled as a matter of urgency...
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