Rampant in communities all over the country.
Has become the norm for young people.
What are the long term consequences for society or will it be grand?
I'm not sure that there'll be long term consequences for society. It's been quite common for a long time, but I still think its hyperbole to call it the norm for younger people. Yes they may, are, exposed to it and see it among their peers but most still don't partake.
where's the coke vaccine then, eh?
Thank god i don't move in those circles. Haven't seen anyone snort coke since my late 20's and im close to 50 now.
You may not have seen it...
young coke heads started drinking in my local about 6 years ago... this pub was historically 100% safe, very comfy and well ran, even a bit or very upmarket , they had bouncers at the weekends all be as a deterrent for the younger folk going to the disco bar upstairs but they were rarely called upon...
that changed, I asked the manager why.... he said “cocaine, they don’t give a fûck on that stuff “. Two bouncers became four at weekends and using the bathroom it became common to see white powder residue on the black cistern in the cubicle...not two fûcks given...
evidently the ‘core’ of the problem numpty coke heads were barred over time as a few of the old regulars including ex Gardai were complaining both to management and to current Gardai who were starting to visit occasionally....
It really is astonishing the level of use out there , I know one dealer that’s suffering from work related stress he’s so busy
Any excuse to be offended. Let people enjoy themselves
That almost makes me laugh, pubs sell alcohol which kills more people than cocaine.
Yeah im sure the drug mules, the people getting their heads sawn off in Mexico by the cartels, the communities destroyed by drugs are really enjoying themselves.
Seriously who cares?
The whinging is about the effects on local communities. Farcical."Pandemic"...
I care. Hence i don't partake in taking it.
The neurotoxicity effects of cocaine would be the major concern in anyone that is heavily partaking in the substance. Taking the substance in high levels attacks the central nervous system and does serious damage to it. You have testimony of people who use high grade cocaine claiming they experience 'flashes', this is probably them experiencing these neurological attacks. So down the line people could be actually ingesting a substance that could very well trigger various central nervous system diseases, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's etc. On the other hand, the levels of cocaine circulating in Ireland aren't supposed to be of a high grade or high quality whatsoever, but if you do enough of it the balance is probably the same.
There’s another, more serious epidemic. Syphilis. https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40339112.html
“A syphilis outbreak has been declared by the HSE, with sexual health clinics seeing a rise in cases and requests for testing kits.
Almost one in 10 cases are in the Cork/Kerry region, followed by the Mid-West region of Limerick, Clare and Tipperary North, with 4% of all cases. The remainder are in the Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow region.
A national outbreak control team, with members from the HSE and NGOs, is working to tackle the crisis. “
you dont think its a dangerous substance ?
Makes sense, clean you bank account out get into debt for a drug that makes your Mickey smaller and turns you into a cheesey gameshow host
maybe that’s because alcohol is consumed in millions of multiples more then cocaine is.
if pubs sold cocaine, or even supermarkets, youd see carnage on a scale that alcohol wouldn’t even touch.
@Tomaldo tell us again about how all those successful, rich and famous cocaine users prove that the drug is not dangerous and should be legalised - just in case we didn't get it the first twenty times.
One-trick pony much?
That may well be true, but alcohol has quality control and hygiene to adhere to, cocaine production does not. How do you know there would be more carnage, will u lend me ur crystal ball.
That's one trick more than you so. Even if I said it a thousand times a lot of prohibitionists still wouldn't believe it, they appear to be brainwashed by the anti-drug rubbish that never gets challenged by an incompetent media.
awwww, I don’t have a crystal ball but you don’t need one... the internet and various credible sources grounded in suitable experience and expertises speak about the relationship between cocaine and violence, cocaine and health etc.
People don't take coke 'cos they think it's good for their health. As for the minority of coke users who become violent they're usually also taking alcohol at the same time. These credible sources wouldn't happen to include people like Chris Luke, Grainne Kenny or Joe Duffy, would they, 3 of the most ardent prohibitionists I've ever heard, I never agree with any of them on the subject of coke.or any other drug.
What's the attraction to coke?
I get the social attraction to alcohol. Sitting around, great craic, good buzz, chat shite etc.
Coke, into a cubicle, up the nose and back to the group again. Just don't get the social attraction to it.
Coke usage in Ireland is the same as every other country in Europe. Cocaine is very common/popular in Dublin and it’s socially accepted but it’s not a “pandemic” or epidemic by any means.
Gives you an extra buzz, perks you up and for me, it used to allow me to keep drinking well passed my usual retiring time, but not get mouldy drunk. Everyone is different, but it's mainly for the buzz. It's like trying to explain why weed is great to someone who has never smoked weed. Hard to explain because it can affect people differently. It's not that it's a social thing, but it can enhance social events. Until people take too much, then it turns the social event into a nightmare.
Well, Ringo Starr celebrated his 81st birthday a few days ago, Macca, Jagger and Keef are still alive in their late seventies, so it seems u don't get it. Also I don't rely on tricks re this topic, I just post facts that that can be googled for veracity unlike prohibitionists. I use their names so boards or myself can't be sued for libel.
On top of all that, doesn't the buzz last 30 minutes or something? Seems a waste of time and money, as well as disastrous to one's health given that it sobers people up to drink continuously. So the negative physical effects of both compound.
Coke. Truly a drug for stupid people. Whatever about the harm it can do to the muppets who consume it, the hidden costs are immense. Take coke? You’re a scumbag. Simple as that.
I am a man. You're educated. You don't need me to tell you which pronouns are correct.
“When you're used to being woke, the truth feels like oppression”.
If ur so concerned about those victims in Mexico, then why don't u want prohibition to end immediately instead of lecturing coke users on their so-called lack of morality. Also could u name these communities in Ireland that are destroyed by coke and in what way. Foxrock is a community and I believe some residents from there like the odd line, the last time I looked it was one of the most expensive places in Ireland to buy a property. I'm from a council estate in Dublin and I know many people from there who took it, but it didn't destroy that place either.
ha ha I hate repeating myself, do u think William Shakespeare or Einstein were stupid or Paul McCartney and Keith Richards. Scumbag, they used to say that about single women who wanted to have a different type of fun and the brainwashed puritans of that era thought the Magdalene Laundries were a good idea. Were you looking in the mirror when u typed that post.