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#Addiction

# 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 20,365 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 17,627 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 15,710 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 21,280 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 32,710 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 24,934 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 502,140 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 23,940 Views 10 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 21,378 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 15,070 Views 6 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 15,387 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 34,625 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 83,613 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 8,906 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 27,633 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 50,284 Views 22 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 20,317 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 13,120 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 50,038 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 11,425 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 9,221 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 16,317 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 13,512 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 15,370 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 10,579 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 43,088 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 10,428 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 12,524 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.

# addiction - Friday 15 February, 2019

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men
# Statistics
# Statistics

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

Feb 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,484 Views 42 Comments

The HSE has provided figures on the age and geographic breakdown of some of those who enter treatment for gambling addiction.

# addiction - Thursday 14 February, 2019

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'

Feb 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,081 Views 23 Comments

I thought if I could just eat and be thin I’d be OK, writes a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous.

# addiction - Monday 4 February, 2019

'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE
# Addiction
# Addiction

'Not drifting towards a gambling crisis, we're in the middle of one': 800 addiction cases treated by HSE

Feb 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,346 Views 51 Comments

The HSE has admitted its own figures don’t come close to painting a picture of the extent of problem gambling in Ireland.

# addiction - Monday 28 January, 2019

Dealers make violent threats against 12-year-olds over cannabis debt
# Intimidation
# Intimidation

Dealers make violent threats against 12-year-olds over cannabis debt

Jan 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,428 Views 51 Comments

Parents of addicts have remortgaged their homes in some cases to pay off drug debts.

# addiction - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead
# Column
# Column

Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead

Jan 27th 2019, 8:30 PM 89,897 Views 52 Comments

Mental illness and addiction are interlinked so why are people who suffer from both routinely excluded from services, asks Senator Lynn Ruane.

# addiction - Friday 4 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'
# Left Behind
# Left Behind

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Jan 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,442 Views 25 Comments

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# addiction - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do?
# Dear Fifi
From The Daily Edge
# Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do?

Jan 1st 2019, 6:00 PM 8,894 Views 0 Comments

To help answer, this is the second week that Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

# addiction - Friday 12 October, 2018

People should remember Steve Carrell's words the next time we lose a celebrity to addiction
# Beautiful Boy
From The Daily Edge
# Beautiful Boy

People should remember Steve Carrell's words the next time we lose a celebrity to addiction

Oct 12th 2018, 7:48 PM 8,670 Views 0 Comments

Addiction does not discriminate.

# addiction - Friday 5 October, 2018

Man jailed for life for murdering woman he met in an addiction treatment centre
# Samantha Walsh
# Samantha Walsh

Man jailed for life for murdering woman he met in an addiction treatment centre

Oct 5th 2018, 6:20 PM 21,446 Views 13 Comments

31-year-old Samantha Walsh was beaten to death in April 2017.

# addiction - Friday 14 September, 2018

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'
# Merchants Quay
# Merchants Quay

Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis'

Sep 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,918 Views 49 Comments

Merchants Quay chief: “It’s an understatement at this point to say we have a homelessness crisis”

'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction
# Chasing The Normal
# Chasing The Normal

'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction

Sep 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 18,373 Views 14 Comments

A significant proportion of the population have experimented with drugs and for some this has been life-changing.

# addiction - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'I went downhill very fast... but the thought of a drink has barely crossed my mind now for 37 years'
# Recovery Month
# Recovery Month

'I went downhill very fast... but the thought of a drink has barely crossed my mind now for 37 years'

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:30 PM 37,905 Views 24 Comments

As the Rutland Centre turns 40, some of the first patients through its doors shared their experiences with TheJournal.ie.

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