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[thejournal.ie] , O'Carroll, Sinead Calls for supervised injecting centres as ‘far more people die from overdose than on Irish roads’. (31 Aug 2014)

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“Far more people die from overdose every year than die on the roads, but each death is just as devastating to the children, families and friends of those who die.”

That is the message being delivered by Tony Duffin, the director of the Ana Liffey project, on International Overdose Awareness Day.

“It’s a major health concern, and there are simple steps we can take to limit the impact it is currently having. We need to be brave in our policies.”

He has called for medically-supervised injecting centres where people can inject legally obtained drugs in a clinical setting.......


See also, related link: Poll: Should supervised injecting centres be introduced in Ireland?


Item Type:News
Source:thejournal.ie
Date:31 August 2014
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Subjects:J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Substance use prevention > Substance use harm reduction
MP-MR Policy, planning, economics, work and social services > Policy > Policy on substance use > Harm reduction policy
T Demographic characteristics > Intravenous / injecting drug user
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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