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#Addiction

# addiction - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?
# Advertising
# Advertising

Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?

Feb 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,402 Views 58 Comments

As Labour brings legislation this week to tackle the issue, party senator Mark Wall says it’s time to fight back against gambling ads.

# addiction - Monday 30 November, 2020

Ex-Liverpool and Spurs striker reveals drink problem meant he could not make training on a Monday
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

Ex-Liverpool and Spurs striker reveals drink problem meant he could not make training on a Monday

Nov 30th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,251 Views 1 Comment

Paul Walsh says he was ‘drunk-driving’ everywhere.

# addiction - Thursday 5 November, 2020

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,659 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

# addiction - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs
# Addiction
# Addiction

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs

Nov 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 24,908 Views 18 Comments

The state also legalised access to magic mushrooms for therapeutic use.

# addiction - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome
# Debunked
# Debunked

Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome

Jul 29th 2020, 5:16 PM 427,320 Views 0 Comments

Theories claim adrenochrome is harvested from children in a trafficking ring.

# addiction - Saturday 18 July, 2020

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging
# Addiction
# Addiction

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 23,748 Views 10 Comments

The following account is written by a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous, who shares her experience of sobriety from addictive eating.

# addiction - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
# Addiction
# Addiction

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,325 Views 8 Comments

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

# addiction - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown

Jun 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,058 Views 6 Comments

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says living with the shame of addiction is always tough, but lockdown pushes even harder. She says there is hope.

# addiction - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland
# Addiction
# Addiction

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland

Apr 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,350 Views 0 Comments

The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.

# addiction - Saturday 25 April, 2020

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
# Drugs
# Drugs

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,523 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

# addiction - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters
# James Leonard
# James Leonard

Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters

Feb 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 83,444 Views 35 Comments

James Leonard shared his story of addiction on The Tommy Tiernan Show last month.

# addiction - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Feb 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 8,735 Views 1 Comment

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

# addiction - Saturday 25 January, 2020

'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses
# Chemsex
# Chemsex

'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses

Jan 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 27,573 Views 0 Comments

The drug has been making headlines after more overdoses last weekend and a high-profile rape case.

# addiction - Monday 23 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 50,038 Views 22 Comments

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?
# Podcast
# Podcast

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

Sep 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 20,287 Views 3 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,080 Views 11 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Aug 25th 2019, 8:30 PM 49,992 Views 37 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jul 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,415 Views 21 Comments

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
# Drug Treatment
# Drug Treatment

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

May 16th 2019, 11:32 AM 9,191 Views 3 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

May 8th 2019, 11:39 AM 16,312 Views 101 Comments

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
# Precarious Work
# Precarious Work

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

Apr 30th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,387 Views 28 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,355 Views 42 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Mar 18th 2019, 12:02 PM 10,571 Views 21 Comments

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
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

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

Mar 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 42,945 Views 39 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,407 Views 49 Comments

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
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 4:09 PM 12,463 Views 26 Comments

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
# Statistics
# Statistics

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

Feb 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,440 Views 42 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'

Feb 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,047 Views 23 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Feb 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,313 Views 52 Comments

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
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

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

Jan 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,237 Views 51 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jan 27th 2019, 8:30 PM 89,766 Views 51 Comments

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'
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

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

Jan 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,406 Views 25 Comments

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

# addiction - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

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

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

Jan 1st 2019, 6:00 PM 8,660 Views 0 Comments

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

# addiction - Friday 12 October, 2018

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

People should remember Steve Carrell's words the next time we lose a celebrity to addiction

Oct 12th 2018, 7:48 PM 8,667 Views 0 Comments

Addiction does not discriminate.

# addiction - Friday 5 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 5th 2018, 6:20 PM 21,104 Views 13 Comments

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
# Merchants Quay

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

Sep 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,883 Views 49 Comments

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
# Chasing The Normal
# Chasing The Normal

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

Sep 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 18,304 Views 14 Comments

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'
# Recovery Month
# Recovery Month

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:30 PM 37,840 Views 24 Comments

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'
# Recovery Month
# Recovery Month

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,678 Views 30 Comments

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'
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Sep 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 22,263 Views 48 Comments

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

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