Friday 21 July 2017

People are always going to use drugs - at least let's make it safer for them

A 2015 survey found that 82pc of Irish students had tried illegal drugs (picture posed)
A 2015 survey found that 82pc of Irish students had tried illegal drugs (picture posed)

Lorraine Courtney

DCU's SeshSafe project is now providing students with drug-testing kits and information on drug safety, to check illegal drugs in an experiment seeking to reduce risks from adulterated substances.

SeshSafe is the brainchild of DCU student and chairperson of the university's Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP) group, Eleanor Hulm.

After the deaths of three people in Cork and Dublin last year after drug use at parties, Ms Hulm took the initiative to provide a safe drug-testing kit to students in various Irish universities.

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