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#Addiction

# 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 22,289 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.

# addiction - Sunday 26 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 26th 2018, 7:15 PM 23,359 Views 14 Comments

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

# addiction - Monday 20 August, 2018

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

People are praising the Carlow Rose for bringing the Rose of Tralee into the 21st Century

Aug 20th 2018, 9:20 PM 45,358 Views 1 Comment

She’s now second favourite to win.

# addiction - Monday 30 July, 2018

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

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

Jul 30th 2018, 10:18 AM 29,800 Views 94 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

Jul 30th 2018, 8:32 AM 17,225 Views 104 Comments

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'
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jul 28th 2018, 9:00 AM 39,350 Views 49 Comments

“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
# Crack
# Crack

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

Jul 22nd 2018, 6:05 AM 22,231 Views 41 Comments

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
# Crack
# Crack

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

Updated Jul 17th 2018, 11:47 AM 62,515 Views 77 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jul 15th 2018, 9:15 AM 14,657 Views 15 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Jul 15th 2018, 6:30 AM 14,632 Views 0 Comments

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
# Aslan

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

Jul 11th 2018, 8:30 PM 22,599 Views 73 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 1st 2018, 8:45 AM 26,490 Views 35 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 23rd 2018, 9:00 AM 36,109 Views 36 Comments

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'
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jun 11th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,995 Views 24 Comments

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

# addiction - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Offering free patches to employees who smoke doesn't help them quit - but giving them money does

May 27th 2018, 3:30 PM 15,932 Views 20 Comments

A new US study found workers were three times more likely to quit if there was a financial incentive.

# addiction - Saturday 26 May, 2018

'Some families lost four of five children to drugs': Being a GP in Dublin's inner city
# Addiction
# Addiction

'Some families lost four of five children to drugs': Being a GP in Dublin's inner city

May 26th 2018, 10:00 PM 24,096 Views 17 Comments

Many homeless people are reluctant to seek medical treatment, for a number of reasons.

# addiction - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'She was frantic, her boyfriend had assaulted her and was going to make her do sex work'
# Column
# Column

'She was frantic, her boyfriend had assaulted her and was going to make her do sex work'

Apr 29th 2018, 8:45 AM 62,358 Views 19 Comments

Tony Duffin the CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project reflects on 25 years of helping people who use drugs.

# addiction - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'We need to help people who use drugs make healthier choices, not treat them as criminals'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We need to help people who use drugs make healthier choices, not treat them as criminals'

Mar 29th 2018, 7:00 AM 6,874 Views 39 Comments

Decriminalising possession can instinctively seem like a bad idea. We need to change public perception, writes Tony Duffin.

# addiction - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing'
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing'

Mar 24th 2018, 10:00 AM 16,451 Views 3 Comments

Dublin boxer Keane McMahon talks to The42 about how a gambling addiction almost derailed his professional boxing career, just as it was starting.

# addiction - Sunday 4 March, 2018

A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought
# Addiction
# Addiction

A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought

Mar 4th 2018, 11:31 AM 26,307 Views 37 Comments

Anti-spasticity drug baclofen has more recently been used to treat alcohol addiction.

# addiction - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need
# Addiction
# Addiction

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need

Feb 27th 2018, 12:18 PM 15,487 Views 45 Comments

Depression is often the root cause of drug addiction and abuse does not help.

# addiction - Saturday 24 February, 2018

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies
# Gambling
# Gambling

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

Feb 24th 2018, 1:26 PM 14,363 Views 64 Comments

The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.

# addiction - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'
# Problem Drinking
# Problem Drinking

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'

Dec 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 22,604 Views 56 Comments

Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.

# addiction - Monday 11 December, 2017

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'
# Focus Ireland
# Focus Ireland

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Dec 11th 2017, 5:13 PM 30,078 Views 53 Comments

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

# addiction - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug'
# Coolmine
# Coolmine

Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug'

Sep 24th 2017, 6:00 PM 22,870 Views 14 Comments

Coolmine clients who are currently recovering from addictions have sailed this week as part of a Voyage of Recovery programme.

# addiction - Monday 11 September, 2017

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel
# Hostel Assault
# Hostel Assault

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

Sep 11th 2017, 12:05 AM 23,360 Views 56 Comments

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

# addiction - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery
# Tackling Addiction
# Tackling Addiction

'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery

Aug 29th 2017, 6:15 AM 43,073 Views 20 Comments

Minister Simon Harris and Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan helped launch the Rutland Centre’s second annual recovery month.

# addiction - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts
# Addiction
# Addiction

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Aug 27th 2017, 8:45 AM 7,495 Views 5 Comments

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

# addiction - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died
# Addiction
# Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

Aug 13th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,309 Views 36 Comments

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day
# Painkillers
# Painkillers

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Aug 13th 2017, 7:30 AM 11,422 Views 0 Comments

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# addiction - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Alcohol addiction: 'How could I explain to my friends that our house was different?'
# Still Just Me
# Still Just Me

Alcohol addiction: 'How could I explain to my friends that our house was different?'

Aug 6th 2017, 8:30 PM 25,611 Views 30 Comments

Addiction is not just suffered by those going through it. It is also suffered by those who see their family members or loved ones going through it. #StillJustMe is an anti-stigma campaign launched in 2017 by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

# addiction - Monday 17 July, 2017

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction
# Reducing Harm
# Reducing Harm

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

Jul 17th 2017, 2:42 PM 14,468 Views 47 Comments

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

# addiction - Thursday 13 July, 2017

Shia LaBeouf apologises for racist tirade against policeman
# Public Drunkenness
# Public Drunkenness

Shia LaBeouf apologises for racist tirade against policeman

Jul 13th 2017, 10:39 AM 21,872 Views 28 Comments

“I am deeply ashamed of my behaviour and make no excuses for it,” the 31-year-old wrote on Twitter.

# addiction - Sunday 2 July, 2017

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war
# Philippines President
# Philippines President

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

Jul 2nd 2017, 4:00 PM 14,837 Views 8 Comments

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# addiction - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin
# Addiction
# Addiction

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

Jun 3rd 2017, 7:30 AM 13,444 Views 29 Comments

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

# addiction - Friday 2 June, 2017

'My parents used to tell me that Matthew was “on holiday”. I found letters addressed from Clover Hill'
# Addiction
# Addiction

'My parents used to tell me that Matthew was “on holiday”. I found letters addressed from Clover Hill'

Jun 2nd 2017, 9:30 PM 1,378 Views 28 Comments

This is what I’ve learned about Ireland’s problems with addiction since losing my brother Matthew, writes Niamh O’Donoghue.

# addiction - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'
# Column
# Column

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'

Apr 25th 2017, 6:30 AM 1,487 Views 59 Comments

Decriminalisation of addiction is our next great step to a better drug policy, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# addiction - Thursday 13 April, 2017

One of Ireland's greatest-ever athletes on 'never retiring'
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

One of Ireland's greatest-ever athletes on 'never retiring'

Apr 13th 2017, 8:31 PM 39,956 Views 7 Comments

Catherina McKiernan tells The42 about how running has shaped her life since childhood.

# addiction - Saturday 8 April, 2017

'The doctor was feeling anxious, dejected and worthless': Medics get help at new support group
# Ask For Help
# Ask For Help

'The doctor was feeling anxious, dejected and worthless': Medics get help at new support group

Apr 8th 2017, 6:15 AM 14,961 Views 1 Comment

In one year, 47 practitioners asked one particular group for help with substance abuse, depression, and other issues.

# addiction - Monday 20 March, 2017

Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites'
# Addiction
# Addiction

Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites'

Mar 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 17,967 Views 28 Comments

Multi-billion euro companies are now targeting women through marketing campaigns.