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crime world Episode 82: The horror behind Ireland's recreational drug habit

How 'casual' drug use is feeding into a cycle of gangland violence, intimidation and murder

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Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

It’s a stark message to young people who believe that they are just having fun.

But community worker Philip Jennings says that every recreational user of cannabis or cocaine has blood on their hands and his 'Think Before You Buy' initiative has been rolled out in schools across his native Blanchardstown in Dublin.

Now, he is hoping for Government backing to bring his message further and to turn a tide of casual drug use, which he says is feeding into a cycle of gangland violence, intimidation and murders.

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