Increases in young people seeking cannabis treatment in Ireland

The numbers of young people seeking treatment for cannabis addiction in Ireland increased from 348 cases in 2008 to 621 in 2018. Cannabis use accounts for 85% of drug treatment offered to people aged between 14 and 17 in Ireland. Benzodiazepines and cocaine account for 5% of cases each with ecstasy accounting for 2% of cases. There were no recorded cases of treatment for heroin use among young people in Ireland in 2018.