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# addiction - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 26th 2014, 12:58 PM 4,070 Views 17 Comments

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
# Problem Drinking
# Problem Drinking

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

Mar 24th 2014, 12:36 PM 8,505 Views 24 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

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

Mar 20th 2014, 9:21 AM 7,401 Views 12 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

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

Mar 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 75 Views 80 Comments

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
# Resurrection
# Resurrection

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

Mar 12th 2014, 8:43 AM 8,617 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 24th 2014, 10:34 AM 4,947 Views 3 Comments

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
# Heroin
# Heroin

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

Feb 5th 2014, 7:30 PM 250 Views 129 Comments

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

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

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

Jan 28th 2014, 12:01 PM 7,480 Views 13 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 13th 2013, 12:37 PM 17,258 Views 31 Comments

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

# addiction - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

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

GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’

Oct 8th 2013, 1:30 PM 8,936 Views 18 Comments

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
# Honesty
# Honesty

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

Aug 25th 2013, 1:08 PM 13,594 Views 51 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Irish girl to jump out of plane in celebration of Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday
# Skydive
# Skydive

Irish girl to jump out of plane in celebration of Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday

Aug 21st 2013, 7:35 PM 12,618 Views 60 Comments

Jenny Conlon from Sandymount is one of thirty people who will be doing a skydive with Amy’s mother, Janis Winehouse.

# addiction - Sunday 18 August, 2013

17 signs you could be addicted to chocolate
# Cocoa Powder
From The Daily Edge
# Cocoa Powder

17 signs you could be addicted to chocolate

Aug 18th 2013, 1:00 PM 32,312 Views 42 Comments

We’re all here for you.

# addiction - Friday 16 August, 2013

Heavy coffee drinkers beware: new study shows it could shorten your life
# Coffee Lovers
# Coffee Lovers

Heavy coffee drinkers beware: new study shows it could shorten your life

Aug 16th 2013, 7:52 PM 21,164 Views 63 Comments

People under the age of 55 who drink four or more cups of coffee a day might have a shorter life, says new study.

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

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

Aug 16th 2013, 9:38 AM 37,928 Views 64 Comments

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
# Keltoi House
# Keltoi House

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

Aug 5th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,656 Views 6 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,700 Views 24 Comments

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
# Sex

Is sex addiction the real deal?

Jul 20th 2013, 3:19 PM 14,855 Views 62 Comments

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
# Reaching Out
# Reaching Out

New app gives access to local mental health services

Jul 7th 2013, 8:30 PM 11,205 Views 22 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jul 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 840 Views 74 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Jun 8th 2013, 5:00 PM 5,172 Views 26 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report

May 28th 2013, 6:45 AM 8,643 Views 66 Comments

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
# Addiction
# Addiction

Significant increase in numbers seeking treatment for sex addiction

May 15th 2013, 6:40 AM 10,929 Views 42 Comments

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
# Stigma
# Stigma

10 signs that you are addicted to shopping

Apr 6th 2013, 12:00 PM 12,668 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

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

Mar 18th 2013, 2:11 PM 13,996 Views 79 Comments

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
# Coffee
# Coffee

10 ways that drinking too much coffee can destroy your body

Mar 11th 2013, 7:15 AM 50,499 Views 40 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week

Feb 27th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,013 Views 20 Comments

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
# Begging
# Begging

Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging

Jan 31st 2013, 2:37 PM 10,328 Views 107 Comments

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
# Smoking
# Smoking

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

Jan 24th 2013, 7:30 PM 960 Views 58 Comments

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
# Smoking
# Smoking

1 in 3 women in Ireland smoke - report

Jan 11th 2013, 12:20 PM 7,786 Views 59 Comments

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
# Goodwill
# Goodwill

Crosscare rings in the New Year with gifts galore

Jan 7th 2013, 2:30 PM 4,242 Views 0 Comments

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
# Advertising
# Advertising

Irish smokers start at lower age than any other EU country

Dec 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 3,848 Views 32 Comments

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
# Winehouse
# Winehouse

New Amy Winehouse inquest to be held next month

Dec 18th 2012, 10:24 AM 4,342 Views 17 Comments

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
# War On Drugs
# War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

Dec 10th 2012, 2:15 PM 5,082 Views 43 Comments

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'
# Health
# Health

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

Oct 30th 2012, 12:46 PM 5,973 Views 11 Comments

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
# Kick The Habit
# Kick The Habit

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

Oct 8th 2012, 7:15 AM 6,135 Views 46 Comments

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
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure

Oct 2nd 2012, 9:43 AM 6,428 Views 20 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Sep 7th 2012, 8:42 AM 7,712 Views 7 Comments

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)
# Mobile Addict
# Mobile Addict

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

May 10th 2012, 6:13 PM 3,548 Views 18 Comments

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?
# Facebook
# Facebook

Are you a Facebook addict?

May 8th 2012, 7:03 PM 12,285 Views 53 Comments

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