It’s claimed it’s easier to order cocaine in Clare than it is to get a pizza.
The stark warning comes from a senior figure at the Bushypark Addiction Treatment Centre in Ennis, where they’re seeing a major increase in these cases.
A separate report from the Health Research Board has revealed a 50% increase in the number of people being treated for cocaine use in the space of just a year.
Gerry Murphy from Bushypark has been telling Clare FM’s James Mulhall that it’s not something that has emerged overnight.
Anyone who is struggling can contact the confidential HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline on 1800 459 459 or log on to drugs.ie.