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#Alcohol Abuse

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 13 July, 2021

Drop in people seeking help for alcohol problems 'partly due to Covid restrictions'
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Drop in people seeking help for alcohol problems 'partly due to Covid restrictions'

Jul 13th 2021, 3:48 PM 8,798 Views 13 Comments

As many as 5,824 sought help for alcohol problems in 2020.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

Nov 6th 2018, 7:00 AM 16,316 Views 3 Comments

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening'
# Recovery Month
# Recovery Month

'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening'

Sep 2nd 2018, 12:05 AM 28,706 Views 30 Comments

The Rutland Centre is seeing shifts in the people it treats, and is emphasising how anyone can recover from addiction on its 40th anniversary.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 19 October, 2017

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'
# Crisis Point
# Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

Oct 19th 2017, 9:02 AM 4,942 Views 8 Comments

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger
# Worrying Trend
# Worrying Trend

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger

Apr 26th 2017, 7:17 AM 10,158 Views 20 Comments

Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

Jan 17th 2017, 6:03 AM 17,516 Views 46 Comments

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday
# Please Help
# Please Help

'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday

Dec 26th 2016, 12:40 PM 10,750 Views 10 Comments

Alcohol abuse was consistently mentioned by worried children who contacted the charity on Christmas Day.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice
# Teenage Drinking
# Teenage Drinking

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice

Nov 23rd 2016, 7:43 PM 14,962 Views 43 Comments

A report by the OECD found that 16% of Irish teens admitted to being drunk on two occasions.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged'

Jul 10th 2016, 8:45 PM 4,023 Views 44 Comments

A reader talks about their experiences in the wake of the establishment of a government Group on Alcohol Harm

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 17 March, 2016

The OECD apologises for St Patrick's Day tweet about alcohol abuse
# Awkward
# Awkward

The OECD apologises for St Patrick's Day tweet about alcohol abuse

Mar 17th 2016, 5:13 PM 34,880 Views 41 Comments

Ouch.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 6 December, 2015

I love a drink but I don't want to end up like my dad: an alcoholic and alone
# Opinion
# Opinion

I love a drink but I don't want to end up like my dad: an alcoholic and alone

Dec 6th 2015, 8:25 PM 2,085 Views 67 Comments

“Having struggled to deal with my father’s alcoholism my entire life, I wonder just how his ‘fondness for the drink’ has distorted my perception of alcohol.”

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 19 October, 2015

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well
# Can It
# Can It

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

Oct 19th 2015, 10:50 AM 16,493 Views 50 Comments

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 22 June, 2015

Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2
# Pint Of Order
# Pint Of Order

Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2

Jun 22nd 2015, 8:46 PM 47,243 Views 223 Comments

It would be part of minimum-pricing laws to set a floor price on beer, wine and spirits.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 8 June, 2015

Irish people describe in detail just how much they drink
# A Few Too Many
# A Few Too Many

Irish people describe in detail just how much they drink

Jun 8th 2015, 7:30 PM 29,105 Views 18 Comments

The fear is real, and so is the hangover.

Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much
# Global Drug Survey
# Global Drug Survey

Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much

Jun 8th 2015, 6:05 AM 14,637 Views 42 Comments

Brazil and the UK are not too far behind us.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more
# Cash Money Booze
# Cash Money Booze

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more

May 12th 2015, 7:46 PM 12,524 Views 44 Comments

That’s according to health minister Leo Varadkar.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here's what we know about new alcohol price laws so far...
# Explainer
# Explainer

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here's what we know about new alcohol price laws so far...

Feb 4th 2015, 1:30 PM 29,617 Views 135 Comments

The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.

# alcohol-abuse - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas
# Littlethings
# Littlethings

Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas

Dec 27th 2014, 9:00 PM 36,269 Views 26 Comments

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes
# Irish Prisons
# Irish Prisons

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes

Sep 10th 2014, 11:16 PM 2,914 Views 4 Comments

It was also found that child abuse was a factor in a significant number of cases

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?

Aug 12th 2014, 9:01 AM 17,953 Views 139 Comments

The suggestion has been raised in Northern Ireland that charges should be introduced to deter abuse of the system.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 18 July, 2014

Addiction services costing State €114m this year
# Alcohol Addiction
# Alcohol Addiction

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

Jul 18th 2014, 7:00 AM 5,306 Views 30 Comments

Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic
# Binge Drinking
# Binge Drinking

Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic

Jun 23rd 2014, 6:00 PM 26,594 Views 51 Comments

Ever wondered where we drink and how much? Wonder no more.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 12 May, 2014

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO
# Abuse
# Abuse

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

May 12th 2014, 2:22 PM 11,308 Views 59 Comments

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford
# Drink
# Drink

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:30 AM 12,355 Views 25 Comments

A new study has found that an average of 8,000 people a year seek treatment for alcoholism in Ireland.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination
# Harmful
# Harmful

Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination

Apr 1st 2014, 4:29 PM 30,942 Views 55 Comments

The girl took alcohol from the cupboard at a friend’s house without their parents’ knowledge.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs
# Problem Drinking
# Problem Drinking

How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs

Mar 25th 2014, 6:30 AM 26,954 Views 47 Comments

A major HSE report yesterday looked at the harm alcohol causes in Irish society – and it made for grim reading.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children
# Care Order
# Care Order

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

Mar 18th 2014, 9:10 AM 8,895 Views 27 Comments

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland
# Harmful
# Harmful

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland

Mar 13th 2014, 11:25 AM 10,715 Views 87 Comments

Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse
# Joined Up Thinking
# Joined Up Thinking

Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse

Mar 4th 2014, 3:06 PM 5,729 Views 53 Comments

The four main political parties were joined by Alcohol Action Ireland and Alastair Campbell to launch a new informal Oireachtas group on the issue.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 4th 2014, 12:45 PM 47 Views 39 Comments

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.

Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture

Feb 4th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,834 Views 48 Comments

Alcohol Action Ireland said our attitude to alcohol provides the perfect culture for crazes like this to take hold, particularly among the younger generations.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations
# Dangerous Drinking
# Dangerous Drinking

Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations

Feb 2nd 2014, 12:55 PM 43,137 Views 108 Comments

A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 31 January, 2014

Ian Thorpe’s management deny rehab reports
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Ian Thorpe’s management deny rehab reports

Jan 31st 2014, 9:30 AM 6,819 Views 8 Comments

Australian media reported that the five-time Olympic gold medallist was suffering from depression.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis
# Concern
# Concern

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis

Jan 29th 2014, 11:00 PM 11,378 Views 35 Comments

A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 16 January, 2014

How Amsterdam is paying alcoholics to work for beer
# Pilot Project
# Pilot Project

How Amsterdam is paying alcoholics to work for beer

Jan 16th 2014, 7:35 PM 19,553 Views 54 Comments

In a pilot project, the city is giving participants beer in exchange for light work collecting litter and eating a decent meal.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

12 pubs of Christmas feeds into Ireland's problem with alcohol, says charity
# Christmas Boozing
# Christmas Boozing

12 pubs of Christmas feeds into Ireland's problem with alcohol, says charity

Dec 18th 2013, 2:12 PM 33,515 Views 125 Comments

Charity MEAS said the pub crawl exacerbates our cultural problem with alcohol and encourages binge drinking.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 13 December, 2013

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'
# James Bombed
# James Bombed

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

Dec 13th 2013, 10:22 PM 21,055 Views 29 Comments

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

# alcohol-abuse - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets

Nov 23rd 2013, 8:31 PM 34,090 Views 132 Comments

Scheme targets anti-social behaviour of groups of alcoholics in main park – but is it successful?

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed
# Alcohol Abuse
# Alcohol Abuse

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:52 AM 10,754 Views 134 Comments

But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 23 September, 2013

Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House
# Dáil Bar
# Dáil Bar

Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House

Sep 23rd 2013, 7:00 AM 4,428 Views 15 Comments

Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told TheJournal.ie that TDs should be setting an example.

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