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#Substance Abuse

# substance-abuse - Friday 20 October, 2017

From The Daily Edge Ed Sheeran says he took a year off music because he was 'slipping into substance abuse' Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran says he took a year off music because he was 'slipping into substance abuse'

“I didn’t really notice it was happening… Then some people took me to one side and were like, calm yourself down.”

# substance-abuse - Sunday 18 June, 2017

From The Daily Edge Ant McPartlin of Ant and Dec has spoken out about having problems with drugs and alcohol Ant And Dec

Ant McPartlin of Ant and Dec has spoken out about having problems with drugs and alcohol

The TV presenter is checking into rehab to get help for substance abuse.

# substance-abuse - Friday 16 June, 2017

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services

Many get turned away if they have substance abuse difficulties – or even because they just don’t have an address.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# substance-abuse - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users

A government report recommended the decriminalisation of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin earlier this week.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Accidents are one of the biggest causes of death among people with ADHD

The risk of premature death among people with the disorder is more than twice the level of those without.

# substance-abuse - Friday 30 January, 2015

Opinion: Our harmful drinking culture impacts us all – we urgently need to tackle it

A hazardous level of alcohol consumption exists across Irish society, but women and young people are showing the most alarming trends.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don't feel that I can stop

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

# substance-abuse - 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.

# substance-abuse - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Toronto's controversial 'crack-smoking mayor' to enter rehab

A new video has emerged of Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack.

# substance-abuse - 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.

# substance-abuse - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't

NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.

# substance-abuse - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley

Despite being one of the richest areas in America, the number of homeless in Silicon Valley has risen by 7% over the past two years.

# substance-abuse - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report

The report from the International Narcotics Control Board said Europe alone almost one new substance is appearing every week.

# substance-abuse - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning

The same verdict was given at a re-hearing of the inquest – which was ordered after it emerged that the first was heard by a coroner who did not have the correct qualifications.

# substance-abuse - Monday 23 July, 2012

"We're drinking too much as a country" - Shortall confirms alcohol restrictions

Junior minister says the cheap and easy availability of alcohol needs to be addressed to curb consumption.

# substance-abuse - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Heir arrested after wife found dead at London home UK

Heir arrested after wife found dead at London home

The husband of one of Britain’s richest women has been arrested in connection with the discovery of her body at the couple’s west London home yesterday.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 5 April, 2012

From The Daily Edge Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose Whitney

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose

The last report into the death of singer Whitney Houston attributes a nasal issue to ‘substance abuse’.

# substance-abuse - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?

The government intends to introduce a ‘price floor’ in attempts to curb alcohol abuse. Do you back their plan?

# substance-abuse - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland

Statistics compiled by the Health Research Board show an increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2004.

# substance-abuse - Sunday 26 September, 2010

From The Daily Edge Lindsay Lohan escapes jail on $300,000 bail Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan escapes jail on $300,000 bail

An arrest warrant was issued for the actor last week after she failed a court-appointed drug test.