Clinics ‘ready for surge in students bingeing on sex, drugs and drink’

“The number of students seeking emergency contraception and treatment for drug and alcohol-related illness is set to soar this week after many headed back to college. Across the country’s campuses, instances of excessive drinking, sexually transmitted infection and illnesses associated with cocaine abuse have risen sharply, according to the university medical directors. The rate of sexually transmitted diseases in three of Ireland’s main universities is almost five times the national average, with UCD topping the list and being described as a major Chlamydia hotspot by doctors …” (more)

[Daniel McConnell, Independent, 7 September]

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