People who plan on taking drugs at music festivals this summer are being urged to 'go slow', 'stay hydrated' and 'leave the mixing to the DJ'.
The HSE's launching a new campaign aimed at reducing drug-related harm at gigs in the coming months.
Today we launch new resources for people who use drugs at festivals.
— HSE Drugs.ie (@drugsdotie) May 25, 2022
It includes practical advice for festival-goers as well as information on emerging drug trends.
Head of the HSE's Addiction Services, Professor Eamon Keenan, says there's a worry the excitement for gigs post-Covid could result in increased drug use.
"It's safer not to drugs at all but we're pragmatic," he said.
The HSE will be attending three festivals this summer where Prof Keenan says they'll be sharing "the do's and don'ts when it comes to drug use."
They'll be at Life Festival this weekend, which takes at Belvedere House and Gardens in Westmeath.