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« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2019, 01:19:54 PM »
Drink being extortianately dear might have its part to play there.

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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2019, 02:11:17 PM »
Was talking to a night club owner in a provincial town recently and he said that the sale of alcohol has fallen substantially over the last decade and put it down to the drug epidemic. He was of the opinion that the move towards recreational drugs with the youth was down to a few different things, namely aesthetics, cost and the ability to function more easily the next day. I'm not sure how true this is but it appears as though these class A drugs have become more socially acceptable with a younger generation. Alcohol misuse is a major problem in Ireland but at least it is a relatively controlled substance whereas these other recreational drugs are not.   

A niece of mine recently had an 18th birthday after party in a pub function room

Supposedly cocaine use was widespread among the attendees

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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2019, 02:19:07 PM »
Drink being extortianately dear might have its part to play there.

A gram of Coke is anywhere from 40-60 quid.


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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2019, 02:22:04 PM »
A gram of coke means nothing to me. How long would that last an average, social, user?
It is what it is. Presumably.

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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2019, 02:27:17 PM »
A gram of coke means nothing to me. How long would that last an average, social, user?
A night.

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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2019, 02:27:53 PM »
Should last a night to an average user....Could be gone in a few hours. Suppose the purity of said gram would be the biggest factor on how long it would last you...all in all, it's not exactly a cheap habit either.

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« Reply #36 on: October 10, 2019, 02:33:44 PM »
So a student socialising 3 nights a week is spending £120-180 a week to fund a recreational drug habit. Christ.
It is what it is. Presumably.

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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2019, 02:36:29 PM »
So a student socialising 3 nights a week is spending £120-180 a week to fund a recreational drug habit. Christ.

Like anything, the more you buy the cheaper it will get I suppose. Few lads / lassies chip in together etc.

It was much worse years ago when mephedrone (bath salts / legal highs) were on the scene. That stuff was rock bottom priced.

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« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2019, 02:52:50 PM »
Was talking to a night club owner in a provincial town recently and he said that the sale of alcohol has fallen substantially over the last decade and put it down to the drug epidemic. He was of the opinion that the move towards recreational drugs with the youth was down to a few different things, namely aesthetics, cost and the ability to function more easily the next day. I'm not sure how true this is but it appears as though these class A drugs have become more socially acceptable with a younger generation. Alcohol misuse is a major problem in Ireland but at least it is a relatively controlled substance whereas these other recreational drugs are not.   

A niece of mine recently had an 18th birthday after party in a pub function room

Supposedly cocaine use was widespread among the attendees

Jesus Christ, thatís a scary thought.

Iím sure there are those taking it that have seen and heard about the troubles/deaths of users, they got awareness/education in schools about it, and been lectured by parents on the dangers... yet still they end up getting into drugs.

What else can we do? I have nieces and nephews that age, and Iíd like to think theyíd be sensible and not go near this stuff, but everyone thinks the same about their own. So, what can we do other than lock them up? Jesus, itís worrying.

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« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2019, 03:22:36 PM »
Was talking to a night club owner in a provincial town recently and he said that the sale of alcohol has fallen substantially over the last decade and put it down to the drug epidemic. He was of the opinion that the move towards recreational drugs with the youth was down to a few different things, namely aesthetics, cost and the ability to function more easily the next day. I'm not sure how true this is but it appears as though these class A drugs have become more socially acceptable with a younger generation. Alcohol misuse is a major problem in Ireland but at least it is a relatively controlled substance whereas these other recreational drugs are not.   

A niece of mine recently had an 18th birthday after party in a pub function room

Supposedly cocaine use was widespread among the attendees

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« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2019, 03:30:48 PM »
So a student socialising 3 nights a week is spending £120-180 a week to fund a recreational drug habit. Christ.
Students are socialising three nights a week?

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« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2019, 03:36:03 PM »
So a student socialising 3 nights a week is spending £120-180 a week to fund a recreational drug habit. Christ.
Students are socialising three nights a week?

Was a nice 5 in my day.

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« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2019, 05:20:23 PM »
So a student socialising 3 nights a week is spending £120-180 a week to fund a recreational drug habit. Christ.
Students are socialising three nights a week?

Easily!!

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« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2019, 06:56:30 PM »
How do 18 year olds afford cocaine?

Cocaine was usually the drug of the working professional and it was pills and weed that students would have been into in my day.

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« Reply #44 on: October 10, 2019, 10:19:20 PM »
Was talking to a night club owner in a provincial town recently and he said that the sale of alcohol has fallen substantially over the last decade and put it down to the drug epidemic. He was of the opinion that the move towards recreational drugs with the youth was down to a few different things, namely aesthetics, cost and the ability to function more easily the next day. I'm not sure how true this is but it appears as though these class A drugs have become more socially acceptable with a younger generation. Alcohol misuse is a major problem in Ireland but at least it is a relatively controlled substance whereas these other recreational drugs are not.   

Reminds me of a story about the Arena (RIP) at the Drumsill in Armagh. We used to go in the heyday of the place when if you were underage you wore a tie to look respectable enough to get in and not waste the trip on the bus down from Lurgan. It was just a normal club but with such a great atmosphere that people took buses from all over. I used to run into people I knew from Belfast there, all dressed up.

After a hiatus of a few years we went back and didn't recognise the place. Boys in the car park calling out "speed or acid!" Inside it was all shirtless lads in jeans dancing flat out, sweat running out of them, blowing whistles, and if you wanted water you had to buy it in bottles at the bar for a steep price. No such thing as making your moves on the girls two songs before the slow set, because there was no slow set and no girls on the same planet that you could communicate with. A mate said he also went in the drug era and asked the girl behind the bar for a bottle of beer and she looked at him like he wasn't a bit wise.

Two different worlds.
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