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#Addiction

# addiction - Thursday 22 September, 2022

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

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

Updated Sep 22nd 2022, 2:48 PM 16,317 Views 28 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 30 July, 2022

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

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

Jul 30th 2022, 9:00 AM 15,624 Views 71 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.

# addiction - Thursday 21 July, 2022

Former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland reveals he suffered with painkillers addiction
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

Former England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland reveals he suffered with painkillers addiction

Jul 21st 2022, 3:14 PM 5,377 Views 0 Comments

Kirkland explained it has been a decade-long battle.

# addiction - Monday 18 July, 2022

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

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

Jul 18th 2022, 12:09 PM 8,886 Views 35 Comments

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

# addiction - Tuesday 12 July, 2022

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

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

Jul 12th 2022, 6:15 AM 15,691 Views 22 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 11 June, 2022

‘I was literally trying to get through the next hour without having a drink’
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

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

Jun 11th 2022, 8:00 AM 76,904 Views 8 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 23 February, 2022

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

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

Feb 23rd 2022, 9:43 AM 7,537 Views 6 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 19 February, 2022

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

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

Feb 19th 2022, 1:00 PM 13,615 Views 0 Comments

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

# addiction - Friday 14 January, 2022

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

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

Jan 14th 2022, 5:48 PM 18,245 Views 8 Comments

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

# addiction - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

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

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

Jan 11th 2022, 6:00 PM 22,166 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 - Thursday 30 December, 2021

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

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

Dec 30th 2021, 11:06 AM 15,344 Views 3 Comments

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

# addiction - Tuesday 21 December, 2021

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

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

Dec 21st 2021, 8:00 PM 32,283 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.

# addiction - Friday 10 September, 2021

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

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

Sep 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 21,272 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

# addiction - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
# Rehab Wait
# Rehab Wait

Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed

Apr 28th 2021, 12:01 AM 19,203 Views 38 Comments

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

# addiction - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

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

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

Feb 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 16,016 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.

# addiction - Monday 30 November, 2020

Ex-Liverpool and Spurs striker reveals drink problem meant he could not make training on a Monday
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

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

Nov 30th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,315 Views 1 Comment

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

# addiction - Thursday 5 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,785 Views 13 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

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

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs

Nov 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 24,979 Views 17 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 29th 2020, 5:16 PM 564,704 Views 0 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 18 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 24,357 Views 14 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

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

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

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,412 Views 8 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jun 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,097 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.

# addiction - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

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

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland

Apr 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,428 Views 0 Comments

The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.

# addiction - Saturday 25 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,719 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.

# addiction - Thursday 20 February, 2020

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

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

Feb 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 83,873 Views 35 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 1 February, 2020

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

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

Feb 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 9,106 Views 1 Comment

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

# addiction - Saturday 25 January, 2020

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

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

Jan 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 27,714 Views 0 Comments

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

# addiction - Monday 23 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 50,837 Views 24 Comments

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

# addiction - Friday 20 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 20,382 Views 3 Comments

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

# addiction - Sunday 8 September, 2019

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

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

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,179 Views 11 Comments

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

# addiction - Sunday 25 August, 2019

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

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

Aug 25th 2019, 8:30 PM 50,150 Views 37 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 27 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,439 Views 21 Comments

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

# addiction - Thursday 16 May, 2019

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

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

May 16th 2019, 11:32 AM 9,248 Views 3 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 8 May, 2019

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

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

May 8th 2019, 11:39 AM 16,348 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.

# addiction - Tuesday 30 April, 2019

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

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

Apr 30th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,775 Views 28 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,404 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.

# addiction - Monday 18 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 18th 2019, 12:02 PM 10,607 Views 21 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 16 March, 2019

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

'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 43,198 Views 39 Comments

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

# addiction - Friday 8 March, 2019

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

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,465 Views 49 Comments

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

# addiction - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 4:09 PM 12,629 Views 27 Comments

The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.

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