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Cannabis popularity has fallen

Thursday, 7th June, 2018 8:54am

Cocaine and heroin use is on the rise while alcohol remains the drug of choice and cannabis has fallen in popularity, a new Cork report has revealed.

Seven-in-ten people seeking help for addiction at a Cork addiction centre were for alcohol-related problems while one-in-five sought treatment for cocaine or heroin abuse.

Cannabis’s popularity has dropped but opiate/heroin abuse is on the rise, according to figures released as part of Tabor Group’s Annual Report 2017 yesterday.

The numbers seeking help for gambling has more than doubled in the past year and issues with food remains high particularly among female patients at 30 per cent.

Tabor Group yesterday launched its 2017 Annual Report during the County Mayor’s visit to the redeveloped men’s extended treatment centre at Fellowship House in Spur Hill, which is part of the Tabor Group. The group has two other treatment centres - Tabor Lodge and Renewal - under their remit.

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