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# addiction - Sunday 11 January, 2015

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?

# addiction - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?'

The Capuchin Day Centre’s Brother Kevin Crowley sees the reality of the homeless crisis every day and he thinks it’s getting worse.

# addiction - Monday 29 September, 2014

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

# addiction - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Column: Do you suffer from social media and internet addiction?

We live in an ‘always on’ world and because the internet is constantly accessible via mobile devices, it is very difficult to control.

# addiction - Saturday 13 September, 2014

Here's how to tell if you're addicted to Facebook

It might be time for a ‘digital detox’.

# addiction - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

Opinion: 'I saw my wife's face and I couldn't hide from it any more. I had to stop gambling'

An anonymous contributor says it doesn’t matter what way you gamble, it comes down to losing control over it.

# addiction - Sunday 31 August, 2014

Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex

We need to reflect on how addiction affects an individual, their experience of seeking help, and what the throes of addiction are like.

# addiction - Tuesday 26 August, 2014

'I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free'

Coolmine’s therapeutic community helps 1,000 people overcoming addiction every year and 60% of those who complete the therapy remain drug free.

# addiction - Friday 22 August, 2014

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check

Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.

# addiction - Monday 18 August, 2014

Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016

A new report also proposes a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol.

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol?

There are calls in the UK to add a penny to price of each of unit of alcohol.

# addiction - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

# addiction - Saturday 2 August, 2014

Have you been affected by gambling?

A new Irish study needs participants – and it will all be anonymous.

# addiction - Friday 25 July, 2014

Opinion: For drug service reform to work, we need to be brave and innovative

There are key issues to consider in ensuring that addiction services provide both high quality care for service users and value for money for the taxpayer.

# addiction - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

# addiction - Sunday 13 July, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 signs you're too attached to your mobile phone I-intervention

11 signs you're too attached to your mobile phone

Your one true love.

# addiction - Monday 23 June, 2014

Lord Mayor recalls finding 17-year-old pregnant girl in bin

Christy Burke, who volunteers with the group Inner City Helping Homeless, announced that 80 new beds will be provided by homeless services in Dublin in the next two weeks.

# addiction - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Flappy Bird is making a return, but as a 'less addictive' multiplayer game

The game’s creator Dong Nguyen said it would be making a return in August and will be less addictive than the previous version.

# addiction - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Former UK drugs advisor to speak at"dream drug" heroin treatment centre

Professor David Nutt says naltrexone can allow heroin addicts “live a normal life”.

# addiction - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users

Meanwhile, Instagram now has more than 200 million users signed up with 50 million signing up over the last six months.

# addiction - Monday 24 March, 2014

How much does alcohol abuse affect others in Ireland? A lot, says a new report

The harm experienced by people due to their own drinking is only part of the story argues Alcohol Action Ireland.

# addiction - Thursday 20 March, 2014

Addicted to Facebook games? You're not the only one

The site sees an average of 375 million people playing Facebook-connected games each month, just under a third of the site’s 1.2 billion members.

# addiction - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution

It is time to acknowledge that drug and alcohol use is a part of modern society –and a public health issue to be managed, writes Tony Duffin.

# addiction - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Flappy Bird could fly again as creator says he's considering a return

Nguyan Ha Dong said if he does re-release the game, it would include a warning to users to “please take a break.”

# addiction - Monday 24 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge Diet Coke addict suffers hallucinations after drinking up to 50 cans a day Diet Riot

Diet Coke addict suffers hallucinations after drinking up to 50 cans a day

She claims to have spent as much as £150,000 on the fizzy drink over 30 years. SCREAM.

# addiction - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Column: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death challenges our cosy stereotypes about addicts

For a short period, at least, death from heroin overdose has moved from the category of ‘things that will never happen to me or my friends’ to ‘things that can happen to anyone’, writes Tony Duffin.

# addiction - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

From The42 McConville reveals 'lots of high profile players in bother' with gambling Addiction

McConville reveals 'lots of high profile players in bother' with gambling

The former Armagh footballer believes the number of ‘problem gamblers’ will continue to grow.

# addiction - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From The42 Offaly star reveals the hell he went through as a gambling addict Addiction

Offaly star reveals the hell he went through as a gambling addict

Gambling habit cost former All Star nominee €200,000 and left him €80,000 in debt

# addiction - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From The42 GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’ Addiction

GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’

Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron has become the latest inter-county star to struggle with the problem.

# addiction - Sunday 25 August, 2013

'I hate myself' - Mike Tyson candidly discusses his struggles with drugs and alcohol

“I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days,” he said.