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Cocaine the main drug for which people are seeking treatment

Cocaine the main drug for which people are seeking treatment

Cocaine has for the first time overtaken heroin as the main drug for which people are seeking treatment.

Figures from the Health Research Board show the numbers seeking help for cocaine addiction tripled between 2015 and last year.

It follows a report last week that found the number of young people presenting with problem cocaine use had increased by 171 per cent between 2011 and 2019

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