Cocaine overtakes cannabis in Ireland’s rehabilitation services

Ireland’s Health Services (HSE) have reported that opioids continue to be the most common substances for which people seek treatment, with 39% of residential rehabilitation places taken up by opioid users. Since 2013, the proportion of people accessing residential rehabilitation for cocaine has increased by 8% whilst admissions for cannabis have decreased by 6%. These changes mean that cocaine is now the second, and cannabis the third, most commonly used substance for which people enter residential rehabilitation.