Thursday, July 25, 2024

The needle and the damage done – A day with a Mullingar addict

In order to gauge the extent of the heroin problem in a standard country town, Topic reporter Ronan Casey spent a day in Mullingar with ‘Paddy’ (not his real name), a 40-year-old who has been addicted to heroin since the age of 29.

‘Paddy’ painted a haunting picture of life as a drug addict and a homeless person in Mullingar. He only agreed to talk to Topic as he desperately wants to kick his habit as he reckons he is in “last chance saloon.”

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