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#Addiction

# addiction - Monday 23 September, 2019

'1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75% Exclusive

People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.

# addiction - Friday 20 September, 2019

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

# addiction - Sunday 8 September, 2019

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

# addiction - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

# addiction - Saturday 27 July, 2019

Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an injecting facility.

# addiction - Thursday 16 May, 2019

West of Ireland is seeing higher demand for addiction treatment, says Coolmine centre

The Dublin-based addiction centre treated 1,350 people in 2018 and is now planning an expansion to Limerick.

# addiction - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse

The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents said there are constant challenges for gardaí in dealing with drugs and organised crime.

# addiction - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

# addiction - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

# addiction - Monday 18 March, 2019

'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services

The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers.

# addiction - Saturday 16 March, 2019

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door

A plan to open a medically supervised injecting facility has been met with fierce local opposition.

# addiction - Friday 8 March, 2019

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# addiction - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.

# addiction - Friday 15 February, 2019

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

# addiction - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'

I thought if I could just eat and be thin I’d be OK, writes a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous.

# addiction - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE

The HSE has admitted its own figures don’t come close to painting a picture of the extent of problem gambling in Ireland.

# addiction - Monday 28 January, 2019

Dealers make violent threats against 12-year-olds over cannabis debt

Parents of addicts have remortgaged their homes in some cases to pay off drug debts.

# addiction - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead

Mental illness and addiction are interlinked so why are people who suffer from both routinely excluded from services, asks Senator Lynn Ruane.

# addiction - Friday 4 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# addiction - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do? Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do?

To help answer, this is the second week that Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

# addiction - Friday 12 October, 2018

From The Daily Edge People should remember Steve Carrell's words the next time we lose a celebrity to addiction Beautiful Boy

# addiction - Friday 5 October, 2018

Man jailed for life for murdering woman he met in an addiction treatment centre

31-year-old Samantha Walsh was beaten to death in April 2017.

# addiction - Friday 14 September, 2018

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction

A significant proportion of the population have experimented with drugs and for some this has been life-changing.

# addiction - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'I went downhill very fast... but the thought of a drink has barely crossed my mind now for 37 years'

As the Rutland Centre turns 40, some of the first patients through its doors shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening'

The Rutland Centre is seeing shifts in the people it treats, and is emphasising how anyone can recover from addiction on its 40th anniversary.

# addiction - Saturday 1 September, 2018

Ireland's gambling epidemic: 'Find a corner and you'll be left alone 'til you're penniless'

One treatment expert said he is concerned, in particular, about young people who can very quickly gamble all of their money away online.

# addiction - Sunday 26 August, 2018

'Fortnite' fever may be cooling - or it could be that the kids are just on their holidays

“Fortnite’s peak may be behind us,” a market tracker said this week.

# addiction - Monday 20 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge People are praising the Carlow Rose for bringing the Rose of Tralee into the 21st Century Rose Of Tralee

# addiction - Monday 30 July, 2018

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?

There’s a sharper focus on sports adverts and the detrimental effect they could have on young people.

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

# addiction - Saturday 28 July, 2018

'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me'

“It started recreationally, just dabbling, and then it went from there. First it would just be at the weekend, then it started to spill over into the week.”

# addiction - Sunday 22 July, 2018

High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin

There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.

# addiction - Tuesday 17 July, 2018

HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels

In 2016 there were more than 1,000 drug treatment cases where cocaine was the main substance reported.

# addiction - Sunday 15 July, 2018

10,000 through the doors in 40 years... and the Rutland Centre wants to inspire others with their story

It comes as part of the addiction centre’s 40th birthday celebrations.

Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody

At a hearing last month Boyle asked Judge O’Connor if he could be sent back to custody because he was struggling and finding it difficult on bail.

# addiction - Wednesday 11 July, 2018

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation Aslan This post contains videos

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation

Christy Dignam had some strong words in relation to bankers and homelessness when we sat down with him.

# addiction - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'Therapists were relieved when the WHO listed gaming addiction as a mental health condition'

Now we can finally call this issue as we see it, writes Stella O’Malley.

# addiction - Saturday 23 June, 2018

'There are gardaí, politicians and doctors who have taken something illegal at some point'

They get away with it, because we only criminalise the poor, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# addiction - Monday 11 June, 2018

'I'd a wife and two kids. Everything looked perfect to the outside world. It wasn't. I was addicted to cocaine'

A middle-class family brought to the brink by a father’s cocaine use speak about an addiction that cross all demographics.

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