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[thejournal.ie] Drug-using students urged to be more careful when taking pills. (23 Oct 2015)

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A new campaign targeted at students aims to reduce the risks associated with pill-taking.

The ‘What’s in the pill' campaign, which is being launched at 2pm today in Dublin’s Mansion House, warns students to think more carefully about drug use, particularly if they intend to take pills like ecstasy.

The initiative is the brainchild of Dublin’s Ana Liffey Drug Project, which has worked with Trinity College Dublin, UCD and DIT to produce resources including posters and factsheets that will be distributed across all three campuses.

It is the first time a drug service has worked with Irish universities to develop and distribute drug-related resources aimed at students.

One of the major risks associated with ecstasy, according to Ana Liffey director Tony Duffin, is that it is often sold as PMMA, a cheaper and more easily available drug that can take longer to kick in.

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