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#Alcoholism

# alcoholism - Saturday 3 April, 2021

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'
# Veterans
# Veterans

'Soldiers come home with addiction problems and PTSD, but there's no real support'

Apr 3rd 2021, 8:00 PM 28,879 Views 22 Comments

More needs to be done to help veterans who previously served in the Defence Forces, the Organisation of National Ex-Service Personnel has said.

# alcoholism - Thursday 24 December, 2020

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'
# Interview
From The42
# Interview

'You either get sober, end up in jail or in a brown box. I wasn't far away from any of them'

Dec 24th 2020, 8:00 AM 70,687 Views 25 Comments

Former Wexford goalkeeping coach Noel Considine speaks to The42 about his horrific journey to conquering alcoholism.

# alcoholism - Friday 26 July, 2019

'Jekyll and Hyde character' who assaulted garda gets a suspended sentence
# Circuit Criminal Court
# Circuit Criminal Court

'Jekyll and Hyde character' who assaulted garda gets a suspended sentence

Jul 26th 2019, 6:25 PM 23,309 Views 27 Comments

The man’s barrister told the court: “When he is sober, he is fine. When he is drunk, he is a nightmare.”

# alcoholism - Monday 9 July, 2018

Simon Pegg has opened up about his battle with alcoholism and depression
# Simon Pegg
From The Daily Edge
# Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg has opened up about his battle with alcoholism and depression

Jul 9th 2018, 5:34 PM 4,006 Views 1 Comment

The actor felt that the movie ‘The World’s End’ was a way of telling people about his problems.

# alcoholism - Sunday 4 March, 2018

A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought
# Addiction
# Addiction

A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought

Mar 4th 2018, 11:31 AM 26,319 Views 37 Comments

Anti-spasticity drug baclofen has more recently been used to treat alcohol addiction.

# alcoholism - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough'
# Not A Witch Hunt
# Not A Witch Hunt

Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough'

Feb 17th 2018, 11:08 AM 34,933 Views 72 Comments

The actor described Harvey Weinstein as “an absolutely ferocious bully”.

# alcoholism - Thursday 21 December, 2017

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'
# Problem Drinking
# Problem Drinking

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'

Dec 21st 2017, 10:00 PM 22,615 Views 56 Comments

Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.

# alcoholism - Saturday 9 September, 2017

Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'

Sep 9th 2017, 1:10 PM 15,939 Views 14 Comments

Best selling author, Marian Keyes, talked about relationships and mental health on the Late Late Show last night.

# alcoholism - Sunday 16 July, 2017

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'
# A Letter To My Dad
# A Letter To My Dad

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'

Jul 16th 2017, 7:30 PM 9,410 Views 55 Comments

This is a letter to my father, on how his disease has affected me, and how much I love him.

# alcoholism - 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 23,452 Views 29 Comments

The Hollywood star said he had recently completed treatment.

# alcoholism - 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 15,218 Views 4 Comments

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

# alcoholism - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober'
# Homeless In The West
# Homeless In The West

Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober'

Nov 29th 2016, 9:30 AM 14,224 Views 10 Comments

High rents, alcoholism and illness – there are so many roads that lead to homelessness.

# alcoholism - 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 42,362 Views 128 Comments

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

# alcoholism - Monday 29 August, 2016

"I used to have to call down to my mother's house when she wasn't in and rob food" - Battling gambling addiction
# Rutland Centre
# Rutland Centre

"I used to have to call down to my mother's house when she wasn't in and rob food" - Battling gambling addiction

Aug 29th 2016, 1:03 PM 35,155 Views 65 Comments

The Rutland Centre launched its Recovery Month today to raise awareness of addiction and recovery.

# alcoholism - 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 2,031 Views 13 Comments

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

# alcoholism - Sunday 6 December, 2015

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

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

Dec 6th 2015, 8:25 PM 2,085 Views 67 Comments

“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.”

# alcoholism - Thursday 30 July, 2015

'He didn't value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.'
# Mary Manning
# Mary Manning

'He didn't value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.'

Jul 30th 2015, 1:09 PM 25,522 Views 6 Comments

Mary Manning was repeatedly abused by her stepfather.

# alcoholism - 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 3,555 Views 30 Comments

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

# alcoholism - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world
# Booze
# Booze

When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world

May 13th 2015, 9:49 AM 25,630 Views 42 Comments

We’re actually the fourth worst, according to a new report.

# alcoholism - Friday 3 April, 2015

What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign?

Apr 3rd 2015, 7:00 PM 324 Views 42 Comments

There has been controversy surrounding an anti-binge drinking campaign which, while having an independent Board, is funded by drinks industry giant Diageo.

# alcoholism - Sunday 8 March, 2015

'I will never get my childhood back': Four people talk about life with an alcoholic parent
# Opinion
# Opinion

'I will never get my childhood back': Four people talk about life with an alcoholic parent

Mar 8th 2015, 12:00 PM 44,371 Views 47 Comments

Teens Affected by Addiction is a project aimed at raising awareness about the impact of alcoholism on families – here, they share some personal stories.

# alcoholism - Saturday 7 March, 2015

'It was always my job to check if Dad was breathing after he passed out'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'It was always my job to check if Dad was breathing after he passed out'

Mar 7th 2015, 7:30 PM 2,786 Views 44 Comments

Living with a parent who is an alcoholic is confusing, isolating and terrifying for young people. Why are we not doing more to help them?

# alcoholism - Friday 7 November, 2014

Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks?
# Stereotype
# Stereotype

Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks?

Nov 7th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,264 Views 43 Comments

News of an Irish teacher being discriminated against in South Korea has annoyed a lot of people – but it shouldn’t put you off this beautiful and welcoming country.

# alcoholism - Saturday 5 July, 2014

Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business - and I was paralysed by depression
# Depression
# Depression

Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business - and I was paralysed by depression

Jul 5th 2014, 7:00 PM 488 Views 36 Comments

“Panic attacks can be a sign of depression and mental health issues and I couldn’t believe it was happening to me” – Niall Harbison on fighting two battles; illness and stigma.

# alcoholism - Monday 30 June, 2014

Opinion: How I woke up to my unhealthy attitude to alcohol
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Opinion: How I woke up to my unhealthy attitude to alcohol

Jun 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 2,269 Views 40 Comments

The photos of a friend’s wedding were the tipping point for me – they showed me what I’d been doing, but I couldn’t remember anything.

# alcoholism - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Why do the Irish drink so much? Dr Drew explains*
# Drink Taken
From The Daily Edge
# Drink Taken

Why do the Irish drink so much? Dr Drew explains*

May 6th 2014, 8:09 AM 10,731 Views 6 Comments

*At least, he explains what HE thinks.

# alcoholism - Monday 24 March, 2014

How much does alcohol abuse affect others in Ireland? A lot, says a new report
# Problem Drinking
# Problem Drinking

How much does alcohol abuse affect others in Ireland? A lot, says a new report

Mar 24th 2014, 12:36 PM 8,530 Views 24 Comments

The harm experienced by people due to their own drinking is only part of the story argues Alcohol Action Ireland.

# alcoholism - Thursday 16 January, 2014

How Amsterdam is paying alcoholics to work for beer
# Pilot Project
# Pilot Project

How Amsterdam is paying alcoholics to work for beer

Jan 16th 2014, 7:35 PM 19,553 Views 54 Comments

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

# alcoholism - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Column: Young people don’t need to be patronised by safe drinking campaigns
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Young people don’t need to be patronised by safe drinking campaigns

May 4th 2013, 1:30 PM 61 Views 34 Comments

Student filmmaker Nicky O’Donnell writes about how he contributed to a video about responsible drinking aimed at young people – without talking down to them.

# alcoholism - Friday 8 March, 2013

Average Irish adult drank equivalent of 411 pints last year
# Bottoms Up
# Bottoms Up

Average Irish adult drank equivalent of 411 pints last year

Mar 8th 2013, 3:20 PM 12,630 Views 87 Comments

That might sound like a lot, but it’s almost 100 pints fewer than the average in 2001.

# alcoholism - Monday 4 February, 2013

Troubled Gazza seeks treatment in US
# Gazza
From The42
# Gazza

Troubled Gazza seeks treatment in US

Feb 4th 2013, 8:46 PM 14,810 Views 28 Comments

The former footballer “has been asking for help and has willingly been admitted to a treatment centre in America,” his management company said this evening.

# alcoholism - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Gazza's 'life in danger' reveals agent after shocking pictures are published
# Dangerous Games
From The42
# Dangerous Games

Gazza's 'life in danger' reveals agent after shocking pictures are published

Feb 3rd 2013, 11:24 AM 32,435 Views 37 Comments

Gascoigne sparked fears for his health after a rambling speech at a midweek charity event.

# alcoholism - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning
# Winehouse
# Winehouse

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning

Jan 8th 2013, 11:45 AM 6,171 Views 28 Comments

The same verdict was given at a re-hearing of the inquest – which was ordered after it emerged that the first was heard by a coroner who did not have the correct qualifications.

# alcoholism - Saturday 28 July, 2012

Column: Yes, booze causes problems – but why tar us all with the same brush?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Yes, booze causes problems – but why tar us all with the same brush?

Jul 28th 2012, 7:45 AM 57 Views 46 Comments

Proposals to hike the minimum price of alcohol are penalising moderate drinkers for the sins of those who have bigger problems, writes Aaron McKenna.

# alcoholism - Thursday 12 July, 2012

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

Jul 12th 2012, 7:00 AM 46 Views 36 Comments

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

# alcoholism - Saturday 21 January, 2012

Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance
# Outside The Lines
From The42
# Outside The Lines

Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance

Jan 21st 2012, 8:25 AM 95 Views 6 Comments

Our sports stars may seem like superheroes, but they’re just as fragile as you and I, writes sports psychologist Tadhg MacIntyre.

# alcoholism - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?

Nov 22nd 2011, 11:32 AM 6,120 Views 88 Comments

The government intends to introduce a ‘price floor’ in attempts to curb alcohol abuse. Do you back their plan?

# alcoholism - Wednesday 26 October, 2011

The 17 jobs where you're most likely to become an alcoholic
# Dying For A Drink
From The Daily Edge
# Dying For A Drink

The 17 jobs where you're most likely to become an alcoholic

Oct 26th 2011, 8:32 PM 9,526 Views 22 Comments

Business Insider sorted through 11 million US death certificates – and found the professions most likely to die of alcoholism.

# alcoholism - Thursday 20 October, 2011

Give it a rest, Darren: why the Open champion needs to shut up about drink
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Give it a rest, Darren: why the Open champion needs to shut up about drink

Oct 20th 2011, 5:58 PM 1,626 Views 5 Comments

The European Tour veteran’s ceaseless alcohol-related bragging isn’t just unimaginative, it’s beginning to tarnish the memory of his Open victory, risks making him look pathetic in the process.

# alcoholism - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Column: My long journey of recovery from alcoholism
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: My long journey of recovery from alcoholism

Oct 12th 2011, 7:30 AM 5,144 Views 39 Comments

Author Catherine Barry tells how she realised she had a drink problem – and why no threats will ever save an alcoholic.

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