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.
Ireland needs supervised injection facilities to reduce deaths and drug overdoses, said Minister for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne, on March 8th.
The HSE and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) are asking students to consider their use of drugs when socialising.
It has never been a secret that university students are some of the most avid binge-drinkers.
A DCU student has pleaded guilty to charges of possession of €4,000 worth of narcotics with intent to supply.
Two NUI Galway students were hospitalised after taking a “bad batch” of drugs.
The NUIG SU President has called the actions of students who sell drugs “wrong and unjustified”, after a court was told students in Galway are selling drugs to fund college.