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# addiction - Friday 16 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge That '70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly dies aged 43 RIP

That '70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly dies aged 43

The actress passed away on Wednesday at an addiction treatment clinic.

# addiction - Monday 5 August, 2013

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

# addiction - Friday 2 August, 2013

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

# addiction - Saturday 20 July, 2013

Is sex addiction the real deal? Sex

Is sex addiction the real deal?

A new study suggests people with a co-called addiction may just have a particularly high libido…

# addiction - Sunday 7 July, 2013

New app gives access to local mental health services

The initiative aims to remove the reluctance of some people to physically ask for help.

# addiction - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings

I dabbled with drugs on a social basis and thought I was in control; but that was before trying crystal meth. The drug stripped away everything I believed about myself as a person, exposing me to dangers and tragedies I would never have imagined.

# addiction - Saturday 8 June, 2013

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.

# addiction - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report

Merchants Quay Ireland has called for new approaches to respond to intravenous drug users in Dublin city centre for the benefit of drug users and the wider community.

# addiction - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

Significant increase in numbers seeking treatment for sex addiction

The Rutland Centre says sexual addiction is accounting for a growing number of its total client base.

# addiction - Saturday 6 April, 2013

10 signs that you are addicted to shopping

It might sound like a joke – but the stress, debt and emotional dependence is nothing to laugh about.

# addiction - Monday 18 March, 2013

Impact of harmful drinking on Irish children 'a national scandal'

Today the Alcohol Forum launched Ireland’s first National Alcohol Awareness Week.

# addiction - Monday 11 March, 2013

10 ways that drinking too much coffee can destroy your body

Back away from the cappuccino – it’s trying to kill you.

# addiction - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week

The Alcohol Forum said there is evidence that communities have a major role to play in starting a process of mindset and culture change.

# addiction - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging

The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.

# addiction - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging

Women smoke because they want a nicotine hit – not because they’re taken in by cute packaging or promises of weight loss, writes Nuala Walsh.

# addiction - Friday 11 January, 2013

1 in 3 women in Ireland smoke - report

One in two younger and more disadvantaged women are addicted to tobacco, bringing the problem to “epidemic” proportions, according to the Irish Cancer Society.

# addiction - Monday 7 January, 2013

Crosscare rings in the New Year with gifts galore

The latest appeal for “unwanted” gifts in the Pro Cathedral in Dublin led to people travelling from far and wide to donate.

# addiction - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Irish smokers start at lower age than any other EU country

A new report from the European Commission showed that 51 per cent of people in Europe have never smoked and one fifth have given up.

# addiction - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

New Amy Winehouse inquest to be held next month

An investigation revealed the coroner in the inquest did not have the requisite experience for the role.

# addiction - Monday 10 December, 2012

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

# addiction - Tuesday 30 October, 2012

HSE cuts to nursing staff 'will set services back 15 years'

The Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland called the move ‘primary care in reverse’.

# addiction - Monday 8 October, 2012

Quitting smoking? New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit

A map tracks the number of tweets sent across Ireland every week about quitting smoking – and asks people to support anyone trying to give up.

# addiction - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure

Coolmine Therapeutic Centre says it urgently needs €100,000 from the State in order to keep its mother and child facilities for drug addicts open.

# addiction - Friday 7 September, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

# addiction - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)

Do you check your mobile more than 34 times a day? You might have a new tech-driven phobia…

# addiction - Tuesday 8 May, 2012

Are you a Facebook addict?

Norwegian researchers have developed a test for addiction to the social network.

# addiction - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief

Regulations around the sale of products containing codeine were introduced in 2010. Pharmacists heard that up to one in three adults may be suffering from chronic pain, which can affect quality of life.

# addiction - Monday 5 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Ice cream 'as addictive as some illegal drugs' - study Addiction

Ice cream 'as addictive as some illegal drugs' - study

We knew it. We just knew it. Eating ice-cream makes the brain want more – but also blunts the pleasure received.

# addiction - Sunday 12 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Whitney Houston found dead in Los Angeles hotel room Whitney

Whitney Houston found dead in Los Angeles hotel room

Pop music’s erratic queen – best remembered for her acting role in The Bodyguard, and its accompanying soundtrack – was 48.

# addiction - Friday 10 February, 2012

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.

# addiction - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

Social media can be harder to resist than cigarettes - study

Researchers found that work and media were more difficult to abstain from than tobacco and alcohol.

# addiction - Tuesday 24 January, 2012

New test predicts possible success of drug counselling

The research, which was conducted by a team that including researchers in NUI Maynooth, helps to predict how successful addicts will be in treatment for their drug use.

# addiction - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Column: ‘I’d lost over a grand gambling by 11 on Christmas morning’

A casino might close – but online gambling goes on all the time, everywhere. Former addict Marc tells why it’s worse than drug addiction.

# addiction - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Chinese study points to possibility of 'internet addiction'

Research by Chinese researchers suggests excessive internet usage causes similar effects to addictions like alcoholism.

# addiction - Sunday 25 December, 2011

Column: What it’s like to be homeless over Christmas

Kenneth spent last Christmas without a home. He describes what it’s like on the streets, and his plans for the future.

# addiction - Saturday 3 December, 2011

Addicts drinking hand sanitiser to get alcohol fix

The head of a service for drug users and the homeless in Ireland has said that some addicts are being driven to drinking hand sanitiser in an effort to get a fix of alcohol.

# addiction - Monday 21 November, 2011

Dramatic increase in number of people sleeping rough in Dublin

New count finds the number of people on the streets of the capital has risen by almost a quarter in the past year.

# addiction - Friday 30 September, 2011

North America's only legal drug injection facility to stay open, says Canadian court

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled today against the government’s efforts to shut down the facility in Vancouver.

# addiction - Monday 22 August, 2011

Prostitution on the rise in Ireland

The number of women here working in the sex industry has increased by 4 per cent, according to an organisation that supports the victims of prostitution.

# addiction - Wednesday 10 August, 2011

Column: Our ‘drinking culture’ isn’t romantic, it’s killing us

We love to talk about Ireland’s alcohol culture – but lack the courage to do anything about it, writes Fiona Ryan of Alcohol Action Ireland.