Lifestyle

GHB use is on the rise

October 30, 2019

GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate) or GBL (gamma-butyrolactone), colloquially known as G or Gina, is a recreational drug which, following a similar trend in London over the past six years, first gained a foothold in the MSM Chemsex scene where it became popular due to its euphoric, sexual, and psychological effects. And now, again following a similar pattern to the UK , GHB use among the wider recreational drugs-scene is on the rise.

DCU News

TEU investigates referenda results

March 20, 2019

The Teaching Enchantment Unit (TEU) began an investigation into the referenda polls closing an hour earlier than they were intended to.

Lifestyle

MDMA to meaning

November 14, 2018

The problem with drug use in general, but particularly with MDMA, is that it’s the easy way out. It’s selfish. It involves no personal responsibility. It’s cheating your future self out of happiness. It’s denying yourself something profoundly beautiful.

National News

PrEP accessibility may increase

October 17, 2018

The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA\0 want to provide a HIV preventative drug for free to at risk patients with medical cards.

DCU News

Canadian cannabis legalised

October 17, 2018

Canada decriminalised the use of marijuana on October 17, making it the second country to do so after Uruguay.

Features

Binging on a budget

October 17, 2018

It has never been a secret that university students are some of the most avid binge-drinkers. 

University News

Ecstasy use among Students at an all-time high

April 19, 2017

Gardaí fear that ecstasy use among second and third level students has reached an all-time high. Last week, a 22-year-old college student was left in critical condition in Sligo University Hospital following a night out

DCU News

SSDP launches new “Sesh Safe” campaign

November 30, 2016

DCUStudents for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) launched their new project, SeshSafe, on Monday 21st of August, which aims to introduce drug testing kits, tools and skills for student drug safety and education.

Articles

2C-B and Ireland’s party drug culture

February 10, 2016

Sarah Magliocco takes a look at the growing popularity of drugs amongst young people, and discusses the importance of educating yourself before you experiment