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KCLR Live : Surge in Cocaine Abuse

Thursday 7th November 2019

A powerful drug that has split up families and worse.That’s how a local reformed drug user has described cocaine as new figures show there’s been an increase of 50 percent in the number of people presenting for treatment for the drug. It’s the headline statistic in the report published by the Health Research board which shows that just over half of the cases treated for problem cocaine use had never been in treatment before.

Derek O’Grady has spoken on KCLR Live previously of his addiction issues in the past. Today he said cocaine use is widespread in Kilkenny and he warned of how dangerous the drug is….