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Online gambling causing surge of suicidal young men in A&E, NHS clinic says
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Online gambling causing surge of suicidal young men in A&E, NHS clinic says

Nov 23rd 2022, 8:00 AM 9,903 Views 7 Comments

Earlier this year the NHS stopped taking cash from the gambling industry for the treatment of people suffering addiction

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'Grimmest situation I've ever seen': Dublin Simon dealing with unprecedented levels of homelessness
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'Grimmest situation I've ever seen': Dublin Simon dealing with unprecedented levels of homelessness

Updated Sep 22nd 2022, 2:48 PM 16,352 Views 28 Comments

‘The present thing for homeless people is they are without hope. It’s despair. It’s exhaustion,’ he said.

Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland
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Opinion: E-cigarettes are not part of the solution to a tobacco free Ireland

Jul 30th 2022, 9:00 AM 15,761 Views 72 Comments

Professor Des Cox says it’s tempting to see e-cigarettes as a solution to smoking but he says that’s just not the case.

Former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland reveals he suffered with painkillers addiction
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Former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland reveals he suffered with painkillers addiction

Jul 21st 2022, 3:14 PM 5,392 Views 0 Comments

Kirkland explained it has been a decade-long battle.

Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings
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Oireachtas Health Committee seek age restrictions on e-cigarettes and ban on flavourings

Jul 18th 2022, 12:09 PM 9,177 Views 35 Comments

The committee asked the Minister for Health to look at other countries where ages for vaping and smoking are 21.

Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee
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Criminalising drug use is 'disastrous' waste of time and money, expert to tell Justice Committee

Jul 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,773 Views 22 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern believes Ireland should take a health-led approach to drugs and decriminalise personal use.

‘I was literally trying to get through the next hour without having a drink’
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‘I was literally trying to get through the next hour without having a drink’

Jun 11th 2022, 8:00 AM 77,073 Views 8 Comments

Ex-Ireland international Keith Treacy on how various addictions severely impacted his football career and caused him to seek help.

Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning
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Psychological Society criticises delay in 'vital' citizens' assembly on drugs amid death warning

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:43 AM 7,552 Views 6 Comments

Senators are due to debate the issue today amid much criticism over this week’s developments.

Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership
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Nurse to be appointed to National Oversight Committee on Drugs after row over membership

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 13,624 Views 0 Comments

A nursing group specialising in addiction was removed from the committee in December.

Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee
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Nursing group invited to meet with Minister following its removal from national drug committee

Jan 14th 2022, 5:48 PM 18,272 Views 8 Comments

Drugs minister Frank Feighan has invited the IntNSA to meet with him

Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght
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Call for more funding to tackle 'tsunami' of crack cocaine addictions in Tallaght

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 PM 22,204 Views 26 Comments

Two Tallaght support groups warned that they may have to shut their crack cocaine services down from New Year’s Eve.

# addiction - Last year 2021

'They showed me I mattered': Women explain how inner city project helped transform their lives
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'They showed me I mattered': Women explain how inner city project helped transform their lives

Dec 30th 2021, 11:06 AM 15,376 Views 3 Comments

The Saol service works to help women in Dublin recovering from addiction.

Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels
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Cannabis should be regulated, taxed and taken out of the hands of dangerous drug cartels

Dec 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 32,324 Views 102 Comments

Dr Garrett McGovern says that regulating the drug would allow it to be researched with more accuracy and protect young people from its harms.

'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic
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'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic

Sep 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 21,337 Views 19 Comments
  • The Keltoi Rehab Unit continues to be used as a Covid isolation facility, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Keltoi closed 18 months ago, with previous Health Minister Simon Harris promising its reopening
  • Addiction service advocates are frustrated with the HSE response and are calling for a clear reopening date
Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
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Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed

Apr 28th 2021, 12:01 AM 19,350 Views 38 Comments

Over 60% are on the waiting list for at least nine months.

Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?
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Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?

Feb 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 16,055 Views 58 Comments

As Labour brings legislation this week to tackle the issue, party senator Mark Wall says it’s time to fight back against gambling ads.

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Ex-Liverpool and Spurs striker reveals drink problem meant he could not make training on a Monday
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Ex-Liverpool and Spurs striker reveals drink problem meant he could not make training on a Monday

Nov 30th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,326 Views 1 Comment

Paul Walsh says he was ‘drunk-driving’ everywhere.

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
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'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,795 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs
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Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs

Nov 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 24,980 Views 17 Comments

The state also legalised access to magic mushrooms for therapeutic use.

Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome
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Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome

Jul 29th 2020, 5:16 PM 570,703 Views 0 Comments

Theories claim adrenochrome is harvested from children in a trafficking ring.

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging
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My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 24,416 Views 10 Comments

The following account is written by a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous, who shares her experience of sobriety from addictive eating.

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
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Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,426 Views 8 Comments

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown
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Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown

Jun 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,110 Views 7 Comments

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says living with the shame of addiction is always tough, but lockdown pushes even harder. She says there is hope.

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland
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Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland

Apr 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,449 Views 0 Comments

The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
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'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,745 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters
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Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters

Feb 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 83,894 Views 35 Comments

James Leonard shared his story of addiction on The Tommy Tiernan Show last month.

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'
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'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Feb 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 9,127 Views 1 Comment

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses
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'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses

Jan 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 27,727 Views 0 Comments

The drug has been making headlines after more overdoses last weekend and a high-profile rape case.

FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%
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FactFind: '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75%

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 50,875 Views 24 Comments

People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?
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The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

Sep 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 20,389 Views 3 Comments

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health
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Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,191 Views 11 Comments

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'
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Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Aug 25th 2019, 8:30 PM 50,160 Views 37 Comments

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government
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Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government

Jul 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,448 Views 21 Comments

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an injecting facility.

West of Ireland is seeing higher demand for addiction treatment, says Coolmine centre
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West of Ireland is seeing higher demand for addiction treatment, says Coolmine centre

May 16th 2019, 11:32 AM 9,257 Views 3 Comments

The Dublin-based addiction centre treated 1,350 people in 2018 and is now planning an expansion to Limerick.

Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse
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Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse

May 8th 2019, 11:39 AM 16,354 Views 101 Comments

The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents said there are constant challenges for gardaí in dealing with drugs and organised crime.

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people
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Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

Apr 30th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,818 Views 28 Comments

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse
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Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,406 Views 42 Comments

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services
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'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services

Mar 18th 2019, 12:02 PM 10,616 Views 21 Comments

The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers.

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door
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'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door

Mar 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 43,218 Views 39 Comments

A plan to open a medically supervised injecting facility has been met with fierce local opposition.

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
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736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,470 Views 49 Comments

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

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