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#Addiction

# addiction - Sunday 29 April, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'She was frantic, her boyfriend had assaulted her and was going to make her do sex work' Column

'She was frantic, her boyfriend had assaulted her and was going to make her do sex work'

Tony Duffin the CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project reflects on 25 years of helping people who use drugs.

# addiction - Thursday 29 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'We need to help people who use drugs make healthier choices, not treat them as criminals' Opinion

'We need to help people who use drugs make healthier choices, not treat them as criminals'

Decriminalising possession can instinctively seem like a bad idea. We need to change public perception, writes Tony Duffin.

# addiction - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing' Addiction This post contains videos

'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing'

Dublin boxer Keane McMahon talks to The42 about how a gambling addiction almost derailed his professional boxing career, just as it was starting.

# addiction - Sunday 4 March, 2018

From TheJournal.ie A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought Addiction

A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought

Anti-spasticity drug baclofen has more recently been used to treat alcohol addiction.

# addiction - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need Addiction This post contains videos

'You junkie, you addict' - How stigma can prevent drug users getting the help they need

Depression is often the root cause of drug addiction and abuse does not help.

# addiction - Saturday 24 February, 2018

From TheJournal.ie GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies Gambling

GAA votes to ban sponsorship deals with betting companies

The GAA’s annual congress today heard that sport is “besieged by gambling”.

# addiction - Thursday 21 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety' Problem Drinking

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'

Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.

# addiction - Monday 11 December, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children' Focus Ireland This post contains videos

'I was nearly crying when I got accommodation. It's not just my home, it's a home for my children'

Focus Ireland has supported over 14,000 people so far this year who are homeless or at risk of losing their home.

# addiction - Sunday 24 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug' Coolmine

Overcoming addiction with sailing: 'It's a way of life I never knew existed and better than any drug'

Coolmine clients who are currently recovering from addictions have sailed this week as part of a Voyage of Recovery programme.

# addiction - Monday 11 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel Hostel Assault

'It's why homeless people won't stay in these places' - Woman assaulted by fellow resident at Dublin hostel

The Irish woman had moved to Dublin from the midlands less than three months ago.

# addiction - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery Tackling Addiction

'I'm seven years sober last week. That, for me, beats any Olympic medal' - Kenneth Egan on his recovery

Minister Simon Harris and Olympic boxer Kenneth Egan helped launch the Rutland Centre’s second annual recovery month.

# addiction - Sunday 27 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts Addiction

Scientists are using painkiller-addicted fish to develop new treatments for addicts

Researchers found the fish were willing to work harder and even enter risky conditions in order to get their fix.

# addiction - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died Addiction

Social work action 'unacceptably slow' in case of heroin user whose newborn died

The baby boy’s death was not reported to be connected to his mother’s drug use, but a report has criticised the seven-week delay in making contact with the woman.

From TheJournal.ie Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day Painkillers

Two million people are addicted to opioid drugs in US, with 90 dying every day

Many people buy pills illegally when their prescriptions run out.

# addiction - Sunday 6 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol addiction: 'How could I explain to my friends that our house was different?' Still Just Me

Alcohol addiction: 'How could I explain to my friends that our house was different?'

Addiction is not just suffered by those going through it. It is also suffered by those who see their family members or loved ones going through it. #StillJustMe is an anti-stigma campaign launched in 2017 by St Patrick’s Mental Health Services.

# addiction - Monday 17 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction Reducing Harm

'These people matter': The government's new 'compassionate' plan to tackle drug addiction

The new drug strategy aims to develop a health-led approach to drug and alcohol addiction.

# addiction - Thursday 13 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Shia LaBeouf apologises for racist tirade against policeman Public Drunkenness

Shia LaBeouf apologises for racist tirade against policeman

“I am deeply ashamed of my behaviour and make no excuses for it,” the 31-year-old wrote on Twitter.

# addiction - Sunday 2 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war Philippines President

Corpses in the slums and police corruption: A year into Duterte's bloody drugs war

“We could not win the war on drugs through killing petty criminals and addicts,” a former Colombian president wrote in a warning to President Duterte.

# addiction - Saturday 3 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin Addiction

Left in limbo with their Swedish asylum applications, Afghan teenagers are turning to heroin

“When we smoke… we’re calm and don’t worry about anything,” said Mahdi, a 16-year-old Afghan refugee.

# addiction - Friday 2 June, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'My parents used to tell me that Matthew was “on holiday”. I found letters addressed from Clover Hill' Addiction

'My parents used to tell me that Matthew was “on holiday”. I found letters addressed from Clover Hill'

This is what I’ve learned about Ireland’s problems with addiction since losing my brother Matthew, writes Niamh O’Donoghue.

# addiction - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?' Column

Drugs: 'How is arresting someone for something that they are addicted to helping?'

Decriminalisation of addiction is our next great step to a better drug policy, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

# addiction - Thursday 13 April, 2017

One of Ireland's greatest-ever athletes on 'never retiring'

Catherina McKiernan tells The42 about how running has shaped her life since childhood.

# addiction - Saturday 8 April, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'The doctor was feeling anxious, dejected and worthless': Medics get help at new support group Ask For Help

'The doctor was feeling anxious, dejected and worthless': Medics get help at new support group

In one year, 47 practitioners asked one particular group for help with substance abuse, depression, and other issues.

# addiction - Monday 20 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites' Addiction

Women next in line for serious gambling problems thanks to 'female-friendly gaming sites'

Multi-billion euro companies are now targeting women through marketing campaigns.

# addiction - Saturday 18 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie My boyfriend's gambling: 'I loved two people. One was a compulsive liar and emotionally unavailable' Addiction

My boyfriend's gambling: 'I loved two people. One was a compulsive liar and emotionally unavailable'

My whole life used to be consumed by my ex boyfriend’s gambling addiction.

# addiction - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help': Ben Affleck speaks out about his alcohol addiction Alcoholism

'I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help': Ben Affleck speaks out about his alcohol addiction

The Hollywood star said he had recently completed treatment.

# addiction - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'They're not your friend': Warning over bookmakers as Cheltenham festival begins Addiction

'They're not your friend': Warning over bookmakers as Cheltenham festival begins

The Rutland Centre has said they are seeing more people affected by problem gambling.

# addiction - Sunday 12 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie There are moments in our lives where the world changes and you go 'was I on the right road all the time?'

There are moments in our lives where the world changes and you go 'was I on the right road all the time?'

Irish artist and writer Christina Reihill explores alcoholism and addiction in her new work about the writer Dorothy Parker.

# addiction - Thursday 2 March, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Former addict from Dublin spending three days underground in a grave to raise addiction awareness Beyond The Grave

Former addict from Dublin spending three days underground in a grave to raise addiction awareness

John Edwards has been sober from both drug and alcohol addiction for 27 years.

# addiction - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

# addiction - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval Addiction

'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval

The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.

From TheJournal.ie 27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure Crumlin

27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure

During the search of a house, gardaí also seized bagging equipment, weighing scales, documents and mobile phones.

# addiction - Saturday 14 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Fighting fire with fire: The drug that can block addiction Naltrexone

Fighting fire with fire: The drug that can block addiction

“It’s rare not to have a traumatic experience when you’re dependant on a substance.”

# addiction - Thursday 5 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report Tackling Addiction

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

# addiction - Monday 2 January, 2017

From TheJournal.ie US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection Addiction

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

# addiction - Sunday 1 January, 2017

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’ Addiction This post contains videos

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’

Ireland’s Homeless World Cup star John Farrell talks to The42 about turning around his life.

# addiction - Thursday 1 December, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Are you looking? Half of Irish people check their phones in the middle of the night Smartphone

Are you looking? Half of Irish people check their phones in the middle of the night

The study found that the vast majority of us have access to a smart device.

# addiction - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction' Communities

'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction'

Members of the public are being urged to report drug dealing in their area.

# addiction - Friday 25 November, 2016

From TheJournal.ie 'Have they no conscience?' Frances Black lets rip at pubs selling pints for €1 Alcoholism

'Have they no conscience?' Frances Black lets rip at pubs selling pints for €1

Pubs have been launching Black Friday Specials, selling pints and shots for “.99c”.

# addiction - Monday 12 September, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views Illness
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