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# addiction - Thursday 26 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 signs your Abrakebabra addiction has gone too far Magic

11 signs your Abrakebabra addiction has gone too far

Kebab withdrawal symptoms.

# addiction - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Funding is needed 'before it's too late' - there's a surge in gambling addiction in Irish men (and women)

The numbers of people presenting with a gambling problem at Dublin’s Rutland Centre have trebled in just two years.

# addiction - Monday 28 March, 2016

Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead?

Outgoing drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says the new health minister may give into political pressure.

# addiction - Saturday 19 March, 2016

The smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist

The study, published in the Psychopharmacology journal, shows that people can smell alcohol itself.

# addiction - Saturday 30 January, 2016

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"

Paul started snorting heroin aged 18. What followed was over 20 years of serious drug abuse before he finally decided to get clean.

# addiction - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

'I’m so happy not to be spending another Christmas in rehab'

When using, I went from taking two codeine tablets at a time, to 28 in one go.

# addiction - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Overcoming addiction: I used to drink myself to oblivion every night

Mike Meehan had drunk 48 cans one weekend when something clicked – he was fed up of feeling hopeless and miserable.

# addiction - Monday 26 October, 2015

"You never know when someone will attack you and smash a bottle over your head" - Life on the streets for Dublin's migrant homeless

Many migrants come to Ireland to work. But addiction issues and a lack of employment can leave them homeless and living on the streets.

Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother

“You have choices in life and you sink and swim and as a family we choose to swim.”

# addiction - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'

Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.

# addiction - Friday 11 September, 2015

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices

“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”

# addiction - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Glued to your phone? Here are some tips for managing mobile addiction

Try setting it down and having a conversation with someone in front of you instead.

# addiction - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Locals pledge to keep protesting until homeless shelter closes

The centre provides Dublin’s only supported temporary accommodation service for homeless women.

# addiction - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts Drugs This post contains videos

Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts

Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.

# addiction - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?

It’s important to consider what is meant by ‘decriminalisation’.

# addiction - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'I've seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison - it's all because of drugs'

A former inmate described the devastating impact the availability of drugs has on the lives of those both inside and outside our prisons.

# addiction - Sunday 5 July, 2015

"A lot of people said this film would never get made"

“A lot of people said ‘Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?’” said the director, Asif Kapadia. “That’s exactly why I needed to make the film.”

# addiction - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

# addiction - Saturday 13 June, 2015

'My dad was a violent alcoholic. I vowed to make my daughter's childhood better than mine.'

My father drank to forget the worst years of his life – his childhood – and at the same time destroyed mine.

# addiction - Monday 8 June, 2015

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

# addiction - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses

Training sessions are underway with service users, family members and services.

# addiction - Monday 18 May, 2015

How Candy Crush Saga is going to be the new Solitaire on your computer

The game will be included with every version of Windows 10 when it’s released this summer.

# addiction - Sunday 17 May, 2015

"Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?" Amy

"Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?"

The director of a new film about Amy Winehouse explains his motivations.

# addiction - Wednesday 6 May, 2015

Injection centres could soon arrive in Dublin - would you agree with that? Addiction This post contains a poll

Injection centres could soon arrive in Dublin - would you agree with that?

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said he will be attempting to bring forward legislation to introduce them this year.

# addiction - Monday 16 March, 2015

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning – and your week.

# addiction - Saturday 7 March, 2015

'It was always my job to check if Dad was breathing after he passed out'

Living with a parent who is an alcoholic is confusing, isolating and terrifying for young people. Why are we not doing more to help them?

'Would you give out free sachets of coke with a newspaper?' Bets Are Off This post contains videos

'Would you give out free sachets of coke with a newspaper?'

The run-up to Cheltenham can be a very difficult time of year for those with a gambling addiction.

# addiction - Sunday 15 February, 2015

This is why we find smartphone apps so addictive TechKnowHow This post contains a poll

This is why we find smartphone apps so addictive

They’re easy to download, but why are they so hard to delete?

# addiction - Sunday 11 January, 2015

Could this 'Homeless Wrap' be saving lives on the streets?

Emily Duffy, a student from Limerick, has been displaying the ‘Homeless Wrap’ idea this week as part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

# addiction - Friday 28 November, 2014

Biggest addiction centre in the south of the country had 14,000 calls about treatment this year

A large number of women are also seeking treatment, a change from 25 years ago.

# addiction - Friday 7 November, 2014

From The Daily Edge 13 signs you're probably far too attached to the internet Internet Addict

13 signs you're probably far too attached to the internet

It’s time to come clean.

# addiction - Sunday 2 November, 2014

Mother of drug addict explains how support group 'made me feel like I wasn't the only one heartbroken'

Anne’s son has been battling addiction for 27 years.

# addiction - Saturday 18 October, 2014

'My mother was also an addict and as a child I was on the streets of Cork with her'

Coolmine Therapeutic community helped 1,000 people with addiction problems last year – Ann Marie Taylor was one of those people.

# addiction - Thursday 16 October, 2014

'I'll always wonder about the missed call I had from my son the night he died'

Former Fianna Fáil TD Charlie O’Connor says he believes his son’s death was an accident.

# addiction - Thursday 9 October, 2014

# addiction - Monday 6 October, 2014

More young people and women are being treated for alcohol addictions

Addiction treatment service, Aiséirí, is calling on the government not to cut excise duty on alcohol in the upcoming Budget.

# addiction - Saturday 4 October, 2014

Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.

# addiction - Friday 3 October, 2014

Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas'

The Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin said a recent surge in hallucinogenic stimulants has also made addicts’ behaviour somewhat more challenging lately.

# addiction - Thursday 2 October, 2014

Open thread: What do you think should be done about Ireland's drug problem?

RTÉ’s Prime Time tonight focused on the drug problem in Dublin – what do you think the solution is?