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#Addiction

# addiction - Wednesday 15 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 15th 2017, 9:39 AM 23,441 Views 27 Comments

The Hollywood star said he had recently completed treatment.

# addiction - Tuesday 14 March, 2017

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

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

Mar 14th 2017, 6:01 AM 11,812 Views 17 Comments

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

# addiction - Sunday 12 March, 2017

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?'

Mar 12th 2017, 7:30 PM 15,189 Views 4 Comments

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

# addiction - Thursday 2 March, 2017

Former addict from Dublin spending three days underground in a grave to raise addiction awareness
# Beyond The Grave
# Beyond The Grave

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

Mar 2nd 2017, 10:24 PM 20,560 Views 20 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 18 February, 2017

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

Feb 18th 2017, 12:18 AM 13,244 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2017, 2:02 PM 17,668 Views 83 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 7th 2017, 11:40 AM 13,141 Views 10 Comments

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

# addiction - Saturday 14 January, 2017

Fighting fire with fire: The drug that can block addiction
# Naltrexone
# Naltrexone

Fighting fire with fire: The drug that can block addiction

Jan 14th 2017, 7:20 AM 20,419 Views 11 Comments

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

# addiction - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report
# Tackling Addiction
# Tackling Addiction

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Jan 5th 2017, 4:00 PM 14,197 Views 59 Comments

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

# addiction - Monday 2 January, 2017

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

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

Jan 2nd 2017, 9:00 PM 15,740 Views 17 Comments

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
From The42
# Addiction

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

Jan 1st 2017, 8:00 PM 24,989 Views 7 Comments

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

# addiction - Thursday 1 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 1st 2016, 3:00 AM 10,587 Views 13 Comments

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

# addiction - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 29th 2016, 8:30 PM 14,780 Views 12 Comments

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

# addiction - Friday 25 November, 2016

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

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

Nov 25th 2016, 1:59 PM 42,335 Views 128 Comments

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

# addiction - Monday 12 September, 2016

"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views
# Illness
# Illness

"Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views

Sep 12th 2016, 6:10 AM 12,712 Views 58 Comments

She also supports injection centres.

# addiction - Sunday 11 September, 2016

'How running saved me from addiction'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'How running saved me from addiction'

Sep 11th 2016, 10:00 AM 20,776 Views 6 Comments

One of the world’s most renowned adventurers, Charlie Engle, on addiction, prison, Running the Sahara and meeting Matt Damon.

# addiction - Monday 25 July, 2016

Ex-England international and pundit Ray Wilkins admits drink problem
# Addiction
From The42
# Addiction

Ex-England international and pundit Ray Wilkins admits drink problem

Jul 25th 2016, 7:08 PM 13,502 Views 12 Comments

The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in court after being found to have been three times over the drink-drive limit.

# addiction - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Senator: Sex addiction is causing devastation in some Irish families
# Sex Addiction
# Sex Addiction

Senator: Sex addiction is causing devastation in some Irish families

Jul 2nd 2016, 10:00 PM 49,587 Views 86 Comments

Senator Frances Black said the devastation it causes to families is just as palpable as if their family member were addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling,

# addiction - Sunday 12 June, 2016

"I was in the height of addiction, and my addiction took me to prison" - 22 years of drug taking
# Addiction
# Addiction

"I was in the height of addiction, and my addiction took me to prison" - 22 years of drug taking

Jun 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 15,769 Views 30 Comments

Mary started smoking cannabis when she was 14 – it would be 22 years before she would stop.

# addiction - Monday 6 June, 2016

The title that made the Game Boy a massive hit is 32 years old
# Addiction
# Addiction

The title that made the Game Boy a massive hit is 32 years old

Jun 6th 2016, 3:11 PM 9,113 Views 9 Comments

Tetris was built on a simple premise but it is still every bit as addictive now as it was in the 80s.

# addiction - Wednesday 1 June, 2016

Tipperary’s 2006 All-Ireland minor hurling final hero reveals gambling nightmare
# Hidden Problem
From The42
# Hidden Problem

Tipperary’s 2006 All-Ireland minor hurling final hero reveals gambling nightmare

Jun 1st 2016, 12:38 PM 28,986 Views 8 Comments

Timmy Dalton has revealed all in a wide-ranging interview this morning.

# addiction - Thursday 26 May, 2016

11 signs your Abrakebabra addiction has gone too far
# Magic
From The Daily Edge
# Magic

11 signs your Abrakebabra addiction has gone too far

May 26th 2016, 2:38 PM 4,964 Views 4 Comments

Kebab withdrawal symptoms.

# addiction - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

Funding is needed 'before it's too late' - there's a surge in gambling addiction in Irish men (and women)
# Hidden Problem
# Hidden Problem

Funding is needed 'before it's too late' - there's a surge in gambling addiction in Irish men (and women)

May 25th 2016, 6:15 AM 12,041 Views 40 Comments

The numbers of people presenting with a gambling problem at Dublin’s Rutland Centre have trebled in just two years.

# addiction - Monday 28 March, 2016

Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead?

Mar 28th 2016, 8:46 AM 23,752 Views 71 Comments

Outgoing drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says the new health minister may give into political pressure.

# addiction - Saturday 19 March, 2016

The smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist
# A Sniff-ter
# A Sniff-ter

The smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist

Mar 19th 2016, 4:00 PM 13,785 Views 10 Comments

The study, published in the Psychopharmacology journal, shows that people can smell alcohol itself.

# addiction - Saturday 30 January, 2016

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"
# Drug Addiction
# Drug Addiction

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"

Jan 30th 2016, 8:30 PM 30,659 Views 48 Comments

Paul started snorting heroin aged 18. What followed was over 20 years of serious drug abuse before he finally decided to get clean.

# addiction - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

'I’m so happy not to be spending another Christmas in rehab'
# Addiction
# Addiction

'I’m so happy not to be spending another Christmas in rehab'

Dec 22nd 2015, 7:30 PM 1,749 Views 13 Comments

When using, I went from taking two codeine tablets at a time, to 28 in one go.

# addiction - Saturday 28 November, 2015

Overcoming addiction: I used to drink myself to oblivion every night
# Column
# Column

Overcoming addiction: I used to drink myself to oblivion every night

Nov 28th 2015, 7:15 PM 6,304 Views 56 Comments

Mike Meehan had drunk 48 cans one weekend when something clicked – he was fed up of feeling hopeless and miserable.

# addiction - Monday 26 October, 2015

"You never know when someone will attack you and smash a bottle over your head" - Life on the streets for Dublin's migrant homeless
# Homeless
# Homeless

"You never know when someone will attack you and smash a bottle over your head" - Life on the streets for Dublin's migrant homeless

Oct 26th 2015, 10:00 PM 29,518 Views 57 Comments

Many migrants come to Ireland to work. But addiction issues and a lack of employment can leave them homeless and living on the streets.

Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother
# Addiction
# Addiction

Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother

Oct 26th 2015, 6:20 PM 59,836 Views 62 Comments

“You have choices in life and you sink and swim and as a family we choose to swim.”

# addiction - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'
# Inquest
# Inquest

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'

Sep 17th 2015, 10:36 PM 34,424 Views 40 Comments

Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.

# addiction - Friday 11 September, 2015

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices
# Ecigarettes
# Ecigarettes

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices

Sep 11th 2015, 9:24 PM 19,365 Views 78 Comments

“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”

# addiction - Wednesday 5 August, 2015

Glued to your phone? Here are some tips for managing mobile addiction
# Column
# Column

Glued to your phone? Here are some tips for managing mobile addiction

Aug 5th 2015, 8:00 AM 740 Views 27 Comments

Try setting it down and having a conversation with someone in front of you instead.

# addiction - Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Locals pledge to keep protesting until homeless shelter closes
# Finglas
# Finglas

Locals pledge to keep protesting until homeless shelter closes

Jul 29th 2015, 10:06 AM 18,915 Views 49 Comments

The centre provides Dublin’s only supported temporary accommodation service for homeless women.

# addiction - Saturday 11 July, 2015

Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts
# Drugs
# Drugs

Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts

Jul 11th 2015, 8:50 AM 9,112 Views 81 Comments

Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.

# addiction - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?

Jul 8th 2015, 11:30 PM 546 Views 120 Comments

It’s important to consider what is meant by ‘decriminalisation’.

# addiction - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

'I've seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison - it's all because of drugs'
# Addiction
# Addiction

'I've seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison - it's all because of drugs'

Jul 7th 2015, 5:10 PM 18,417 Views 17 Comments

A former inmate described the devastating impact the availability of drugs has on the lives of those both inside and outside our prisons.

# addiction - Sunday 5 July, 2015

"A lot of people said this film would never get made"
# Back To Black
# Back To Black

"A lot of people said this film would never get made"

Jul 5th 2015, 9:00 PM 28,094 Views 38 Comments

“A lot of people said ‘Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?’” said the director, Asif Kapadia. “That’s exactly why I needed to make the film.”

# addiction - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin
# City Centre
# City Centre

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

Jun 30th 2015, 5:41 PM 9,607 Views 47 Comments

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

# addiction - Saturday 13 June, 2015

'My dad was a violent alcoholic. I vowed to make my daughter's childhood better than mine.'
# Column
# Column

'My dad was a violent alcoholic. I vowed to make my daughter's childhood better than mine.'

Jun 13th 2015, 10:40 PM 3,432 Views 30 Comments

My father drank to forget the worst years of his life – his childhood – and at the same time destroyed mine.