HSE Issues Warning About Heroin After Cluster Of Overdoses
The HSE has issued a warning to heroin users following a cluster of overdoses.
It says it's monitoring the situation and awaiting analytical confirmation on the situation.
The HSE has issued advice to all homeless and addiction services as well as people who use heroin.
It's asking people avoid buying new batches of the drug as there is increased risk at this moment in time.
Professor Eamon Keenan is HSE National Clinical Lead on Addiction Services, he says the health service is "aware of a number of overdoses occurring in Dublin City today relating to potential new sources of heroin."
He adds, at present, "this issue appears contained to the Dublin City area but the HSE will continue to monitor and update as necessary."
Anyone who uses the drug is being urged to be aware, avoid new batches, avoid using the drug alone and avoid using with other drugs including methadone, benzodiazepines or alcohol.