Crossing-the-line -The-heavy-cost-of-taking-cocaine
As cocaine use becomes increasingly widespread and normalised across Ireland, John Meagher looks into the toll taken by the highly addictive drug - to the user, to the user's family and friends, and to society in general, as coke-fuelled gangland violence escalates Michael Guerin has worked as an addiction counsellor for 15 years and he knows more than most about the devastating consequences of a dependence on cocaine.He started helping addicts at the height of the Celtic Tiger, when cocaine was the drug of choice for a fast-living, upwardly mobile and predominately urban generation.Fast-forward to today, and he is seeing an entirely different picture. Cocaine is no longer the preserve of an affluent class and a particular location; it is everywhere now - a drug to be found in all parts of Ireland and taken by people from all walks of life. Guerin sees it day in, day out. source: https://www.independent.ie see more at: https://bit.ly/36JYSsl






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As cocaine use becomes increasingly widespread and normalised across Ireland, John Meagher looks into the toll taken by the highly addictive drug - to the user, to the user's family and friends, and to society in general, as coke-fuelled gangland violence escalates Michael Guerin has worked as an addiction counsellor for 15 years and he knows more than most about the devastating consequences of a dependence on cocaine.He started helping addicts at the height of the Celtic Tiger, when cocaine was the drug of choice for a fast-living, upwardly mobile and predominately urban generation.Fast-forward to today, and he is seeing an entirely different picture. Cocaine is no longer the preserve of an affluent class and a particular location; it is everywhere now - a drug to be found in all parts of Ireland and taken by people from all walks of life. Guerin sees it day in, day out. source: https://www.independent.ie see more at: https://bit.ly/36JYSsl

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