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A Hippie-Inspired Approach To Treating Depression

Clinical depression is the most common psychiatric illness in the world, affecting more than 300 million people globally. Antidepressants are currently the most frequently prescribed drug in the Western world; between 2000 and 2014 prescriptions given for antidepressants doubled. However,…

The Promise of Microdosing

Microdosing, the secret of Silicon Valley, is spreading. Using drugs to increase our capacity to be creative or work harder is not a novel phenomenon. Most of us consume caffeine throughout the day in our coffees and energy drinks, it…

SSDP and LGBTQ+ Host Discussion On Chemsex

UCD’s branch of the Students For Sensible Drugs Policy hosted an open discussion on Chemsex on Wednesday evening as a part of the Students Union SHAG day and UCD LGBTQ+s Media Week. Chemsex, which is classified as the sexualized use…

Cannabis & Cancer; The Never Ending Saga

Ex Editor Rachel O’Neill examines the claim that cannabis cures cancer when in fact, the evidence is yet to be produced. Having a parent that suffers from cancer is never a fun experience. Having a parents that suffers from cancer…

Drugs, Sex & Violence in Ireland

Drugs, sex and violence. Some might think of a Green Day song when they hear these words. Some might say they could be grouped together to describe an angst phase amongst the younger generation. Some would agree that these terms…

Why We Need to Change Our Attitude to Drugs

If you scratch below the surface of Irish society you can be sure that you will find drug use not too far below. Whether it’s a group of 16-year-olds having their first joint in the park, a college student taking…

Features

Taking Magic Mushrooms Safely

The College Tribune is running a series of articles giving information about drugs that students may or may not come across during their tenure at university. While we don’t promote the consumption of illegal drugs, we accept that a number…

Features

Taking Ketamine Safely

The College Tribune is running a series of articles giving information about drugs that students may or may not come across during their tenure at university. While we don’t promote the consumption of illegal drugs, we accept that a number…

Features

What is Harm Reduction?

Over the last six weeks, you will have seen anonymously penned articles on the use of MDMA, Cocaine, and now the psychadelic phenethylamine 2C-B appear in these pages. These are three of a series which will examine contemporary drug use…

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Taking cocaine safely

Cocaine is one of the most prevalent and well-known drugs in the Western world. Derived from the Coca plant, cocaine was popularised by the infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar, who was at one time responsible for smuggling upwards of 80%…

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Taking MDMA Safely

Three months on from the collapse and death of Ana Hick outside Twisted Pepper, drugs are making headlines. The near death experience of Amy Thompson in Edinburgh last week has again shined a light on the use of pills in…