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[Independent.ie] , Donald, Niall 'Ireland's drugs problem is worse than ever' - Woman who began abusing drugs aged 11, and nearly lost her arms due to her habit. (22 Apr 2019)

URL: https://www.independent.ie/life/irelands-drugs-pro...

When Rachael Keogh showed the sores on her arms and pleaded for help because they were at risk of amputation, there were just 27 detox inpatient beds available in Ireland. In 2006, the shocking image of Rachael, a young woman at risk of death from chronic drug abuse, subsequently lead to a national debate about drug services. However, 13 years later and there are just 19 detox inpatient beds......


Item Type:News
Source:Independent.ie
Date:22 April 2019
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Natural history of substance use > Recovery
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland

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