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Do You Support Mobile 'Shooting Galleries' For Drug Users In Inner Dublin.
 
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# 1 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 21:38
 
 
It is proposed to provide a mobile 'shooting gallery' and needle exchange service in central Dublin. This is to address the issue of addicts injecting in sight of residents and tourists in the central Dublin area. Hopefully, they will also engage the addicts in rehabilitation programmes too.
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# 2 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 21:41
 
 
Public hangings or even the guillotine might be a more effective deterrent?
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# 3 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 21:45
 
 
Someone said :
Public hangings or even the guillotine might be a more effective deterrent?

Are you sure you don't live in Texas...........and by the way............could you possibly bother your ass to vote!!!!!!
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# 4 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 21:45
 
 
Yes, 100%
I would also like to see testing booths at festivals and concerts and night clubs where people can have their pills and powders tested to determine what they contain. There are too many people dying at the moment taking pills that contain dangerous research chemicals that are not as forgiving as MDMA.

Injection rooms help cut down on deaths from OD. Needle exchanges also help prevent the spread of AID and Hep C.

I would also like to see more people offered rehabilitation and not just put on Methadone maintenance.

There should also be more drug education in school that deals with facts and not just a 'drugs are bad' approach.
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# 5 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 21:48
 
 
Someone said :
Yes, 100%
I would also like to see testing booths at festivals and concerts and night clubs where people can have their pills and powders tested to determine what they contain. There are too many people dying at the moment taking pills that contain dangerous research chemicals that are not as forgiving as MDMA.

Injection rooms help cut down on deaths from OD. Needle exchanges also help prevent the spread of AID and Hep C.

I would also like to see more people offered rehabilitation and not just put on Methadone maintenance.

There should also be more drug education in school that deals with facts and not just a 'drugs are bad' approach.

Hear Hear!
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# 6 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 21:55
 
 
I agree completely with the idea and with the further proposals made by Mystic Zig. It is time we took a new approach to dealing with drug addiction, and recognise that drug addicts are primarily ill and not criminal..
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# 7 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 22:01
 
 
Someone said :
I agree completely with the idea and with the further proposals made by Mystic Zig. It is time we took a new approach to dealing with drug addiction, and recognise that drug addicts are primarily ill and not criminal..

Oddly, I was just speaking to someone today who agreed with me that the 'DRUGS KILL' message is nonsense when they see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards et.al. all very much alive despite all the druge they have done! Kids will experiment and we should keep them safe as per Mystic Zigs suggestion and educate them on how to identify when it's becomming a problem or they are getting out of control.
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# 8 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 23:10
 
 
Someone said :
Yes, 100%
I would also like to see testing booths at festivals and concerts and night clubs where people can have their pills and powders tested to determine what they contain. There are too many people dying at the moment taking pills that contain dangerous research chemicals that are not as forgiving as MDMA.

Injection rooms help cut down on deaths from OD. Needle exchanges also help prevent the spread of AID and Hep C.

I would also like to see more people offered rehabilitation and not just put on Methadone maintenance.

There should also be more drug education in school that deals with facts and not just a 'drugs are bad' approach.

So, if people were allowed to test their drugs before using them, wouldn't that make class A drugs legal?
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# 9 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 23:21
 
 
Oslo has a small park just beside the central station where drug users can buy, sell, cook and inject drugs. It's quite a sight.
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# 10 : Tuesday 15-10-2013 @ 23:34
 
 
Someone said :

So, if people were allowed to test their drugs before using them, wouldn't that make class A drugs legal?

No.
But people are going to take them regardless or their legal status and testing them to help prevent deaths is good harm reduction. Unfortunately our government are not as progressive as other European governments and would rather ignore the fact that thousands of people take illegal drugs every day instead of doing anything to reduce the chances of death or injury.
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# 11 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 00:01
 
 
Someone said :

No.
But people are going to take them regardless or their legal status and testing them to help prevent deaths is good harm reduction. Unfortunately our government are not as progressive as other European governments and would rather ignore the fact that thousands of people take illegal drugs every day instead of doing anything to reduce the chances of death or injury.

Several large clubs I attended in London had medical personnell on hand to help anyone who was having a bad experience and to make sure they were ok! does this happen here?? The medical personnel did not involve the police, just interested in the wellbeing of the person affected.
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# 12 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 00:03
 
 
Someone said :

No.
But people are going to take them regardless or their legal status and testing them to help prevent deaths is good harm reduction. Unfortunately our government are not as progressive as other European governments and would rather ignore the fact that thousands of people take illegal drugs every day instead of doing anything to reduce the chances of death or injury.

Well, the government are happy to let it happen because if people are ruining their lives through drug use they won't have time or resources to revolt against the government.
Governments and politicians don't care about the quality of people's lives.
They will only do something when they are forced to.
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# 13 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 00:37
 
 
Someone said :

So, if people were allowed to test their drugs before using them, wouldn't that make class A drugs legal?

There's an important point here. It wouldn't strictly make it legal, but it would carry an implication in some people's minds of tacit approval or tolerance of drug-taking.

And that's at the heart of the debate on providing safer supports for drug addicts and / or recreational drug users. On the one hand, some people think offering needle exchanges and suchlike are really enabling drug use and giving an implied social sanction. Other people say, as Ziggy says, make drug use safer, improve education. Move away from
criminalisation to public health and safety issues.
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# 14 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 00:41
 
 
Someone said :
Oslo has a small park just beside the central station where drug users can buy, sell, cook and inject drugs. It's quite a sight.

I seen a clip of that place once, one couple were clinging to each other and looking like they were having half asleep orgasms - kinda sad.
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# 15 : Wednesday 16-10-2013 @ 01:02
 
 
Garda ERU, driving pass taking out scumbag scangers, sounds like a good shooting gallery to me.
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