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# addiction - Saturday 13 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 13th 2015, 10:40 PM 3,446 Views 30 Comments

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
# Carer
# Carer

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

Jun 8th 2015, 6:15 PM 184 Views 8 Comments

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
# Social Inclusion Plan
# Social Inclusion Plan

HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses

May 20th 2015, 3:17 PM 9,335 Views 88 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

May 18th 2015, 7:30 PM 12,852 Views 15 Comments

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
# Amy

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

May 17th 2015, 10:11 AM 23,532 Views 34 Comments

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
# Addiction

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

May 6th 2015, 9:42 PM 18,187 Views 68 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Mar 16th 2015, 8:50 AM 12,041 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 7th 2015, 7:30 PM 2,642 Views 44 Comments

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
# Bets Are Off

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

Mar 7th 2015, 9:15 AM 15,945 Views 26 Comments

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
# TechKnowHow

This is why we find smartphone apps so addictive

Feb 15th 2015, 7:30 PM 11,824 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Homeless
# Homeless

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

Jan 11th 2015, 10:30 AM 28,978 Views 35 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jan 11th 2015, 7:45 AM 36,287 Views 33 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Nov 28th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,111 Views 24 Comments

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

# addiction - Friday 7 November, 2014

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

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

Nov 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 33,708 Views 17 Comments

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'
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Nov 2nd 2014, 8:30 AM 16,702 Views 9 Comments

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'
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Oct 18th 2014, 7:15 AM 22,747 Views 12 Comments

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'
# Tragic Death
# Tragic Death

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

Oct 16th 2014, 1:10 PM 44,513 Views 29 Comments

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

# addiction - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Spend too much time poking people? Dublin now has its own Facebook addiction service
# Like
# Like

Spend too much time poking people? Dublin now has its own Facebook addiction service

Oct 9th 2014, 6:23 PM 10,174 Views 15 Comments

It was only a matter of time…

# addiction - Monday 6 October, 2014

More young people and women are being treated for alcohol addictions
# Significant Rise
# Significant Rise

More young people and women are being treated for alcohol addictions

Oct 6th 2014, 3:15 PM 12,886 Views 42 Comments

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
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering

Oct 4th 2014, 9:00 PM 19,658 Views 21 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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'
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Oct 3rd 2014, 11:48 AM 24,145 Views 101 Comments

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?
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Oct 2nd 2014, 10:20 PM 21,885 Views 211 Comments

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?'
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

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

Sep 30th 2014, 6:30 PM 9,083 Views 11 Comments

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
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

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

Sep 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 373 Views 6 Comments

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?
# Turning Off
# Turning Off

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

Sep 16th 2014, 8:00 PM 440 Views 28 Comments

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
# Switch Off
# Switch Off

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

Sep 13th 2014, 8:15 AM 17,530 Views 29 Comments

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'
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Sep 9th 2014, 8:00 PM 169 Views 31 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Aug 31st 2014, 8:30 AM 367 Views 19 Comments

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'
# Rehabilitation
# Rehabilitation

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

Aug 26th 2014, 7:30 AM 34,406 Views 12 Comments

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
# Step Away From The Desk
# Step Away From The Desk

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

Aug 22nd 2014, 3:52 PM 20,014 Views 15 Comments

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
# Legal Highs
# Legal Highs

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

Aug 18th 2014, 3:00 PM 8,517 Views 31 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 18th 2014, 9:30 AM 14,734 Views 67 Comments

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
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

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

Aug 10th 2014, 3:30 PM 14,227 Views 113 Comments

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?
# Social Roulette
# Social Roulette

Have you been affected by gambling?

Aug 2nd 2014, 10:15 AM 7,536 Views 33 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jul 25th 2014, 8:00 AM 21 Views 23 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Jul 23rd 2014, 10:57 PM 48,665 Views 75 Comments

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

# addiction - Sunday 13 July, 2014

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

11 signs you're too attached to your mobile phone

Jul 13th 2014, 9:30 AM 34,324 Views 20 Comments

Your one true love.

# addiction - Monday 23 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 23rd 2014, 5:07 PM 24,466 Views 23 Comments

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
# Soar Again
# Soar Again

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

May 15th 2014, 9:22 AM 5,736 Views 8 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 7:00 AM 8,450 Views 17 Comments

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