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#Alcohol Abuse

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 2 September, 2018

'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening'

The Rutland Centre is seeing shifts in the people it treats, and is emphasising how anyone can recover from addiction on its 40th anniversary.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 19 October, 2017

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 26 April, 2017

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger

Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 17 January, 2017

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday

Alcohol abuse was consistently mentioned by worried children who contacted the charity on Christmas Day.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice

A report by the OECD found that 16% of Irish teens admitted to being drunk on two occasions.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 10 July, 2016

'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged'

A reader talks about their experiences in the wake of the establishment of a government Group on Alcohol Harm

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 17 March, 2016

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 6 December, 2015

I love a drink but I don't want to end up like my dad: an alcoholic and alone

“Having struggled to deal with my father’s alcoholism my entire life, I wonder just how his ‘fondness for the drink’ has distorted my perception of alcohol.”

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 19 October, 2015

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 22 June, 2015

Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2

It would be part of minimum-pricing laws to set a floor price on beer, wine and spirits.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 8 June, 2015

Irish people describe in detail just how much they drink

The fear is real, and so is the hangover.

Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much

Brazil and the UK are not too far behind us.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 12 May, 2015

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more

That’s according to health minister Leo Varadkar.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here's what we know about new alcohol price laws so far...

The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.

# alcohol-abuse - Saturday 27 December, 2014

Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas

All over the festive season, is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes

It was also found that child abuse was a factor in a significant number of cases

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?

The suggestion has been raised in Northern Ireland that charges should be introduced to deter abuse of the system.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 18 July, 2014

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 23 June, 2014

Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic

Ever wondered where we drink and how much? Wonder no more.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 12 May, 2014

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford

A new study has found that an average of 8,000 people a year seek treatment for alcoholism in Ireland.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination

The girl took alcohol from the cupboard at a friend’s house without their parents’ knowledge.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs

A major HSE report yesterday looked at the harm alcohol causes in Irish society – and it made for grim reading.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland

Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse

The four main political parties were joined by Alcohol Action Ireland and Alastair Campbell to launch a new informal Oireachtas group on the issue.

# alcohol-abuse - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't

NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.

Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture

Alcohol Action Ireland said our attitude to alcohol provides the perfect culture for crazes like this to take hold, particularly among the younger generations.

# alcohol-abuse - Sunday 2 February, 2014

Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations

A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The42 Ian Thorpe’s management deny rehab reports Problems

Ian Thorpe’s management deny rehab reports

Australian media reported that the five-time Olympic gold medallist was suffering from depression.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 29 January, 2014

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis

A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.

# alcohol-abuse - Thursday 16 January, 2014

How Amsterdam is paying alcoholics to work for beer

In a pilot project, the city is giving participants beer in exchange for light work collecting litter and eating a decent meal.

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

12 pubs of Christmas feeds into Ireland's problem with alcohol, says charity Christmas Boozing This post contains a poll

12 pubs of Christmas feeds into Ireland's problem with alcohol, says charity

Charity MEAS said the pub crawl exacerbates our cultural problem with alcohol and encourages binge drinking.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 13 December, 2013

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

# alcohol-abuse - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets

Scheme targets anti-social behaviour of groups of alcoholics in main park – but is it successful?

# alcohol-abuse - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.

# alcohol-abuse - Monday 23 September, 2013

Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House Exclusive

Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told that TDs should be setting an example.

# alcohol-abuse - Friday 13 September, 2013

New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said that the scheme aims to promote mature drinking for young adults.

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