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#Substance Abuse

# substance-abuse - Wednesday 8 June, 2022

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder
# Health Research Board
# Health Research Board

Report finds one in three young drinkers in Ireland have an alcohol use disorder

Jun 8th 2022, 12:05 AM 27,009 Views 40 Comments

The number of young people abstaining from alcohol has increased from 11% in 2002 to 26% in 2019.

# substance-abuse - Friday 20 October, 2017

Ed Sheeran says he took a year off music because he was 'slipping into substance abuse'
# Ed Sheeran
From The Daily Edge
# Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran says he took a year off music because he was 'slipping into substance abuse'

Oct 20th 2017, 3:54 PM 10,150 Views 4 Comments

“I didn’t really notice it was happening… Then some people took me to one side and were like, calm yourself down.”

# substance-abuse - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Ant McPartlin of Ant and Dec has spoken out about having problems with drugs and alcohol
# Ant And Dec
From The Daily Edge
# Ant And Dec

Ant McPartlin of Ant and Dec has spoken out about having problems with drugs and alcohol

Jun 18th 2017, 10:40 AM 36,223 Views 26 Comments

The TV presenter is checking into rehab to get help for substance abuse.

# substance-abuse - Friday 16 June, 2017

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services
# Vicious Cycle
# Vicious Cycle

Red tape and stigma are barriers to homeless seeking mental health services

Jun 16th 2017, 6:10 AM 5,402 Views 5 Comments

Many get turned away if they have substance abuse difficulties – or even because they just don’t have an address.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help
# Drugs And Alcohol
# Drugs And Alcohol

Substance abuse: More than 20 doctors referred for help

Aug 25th 2016, 12:48 PM 16,323 Views 19 Comments

The figures are in the latest Medical Council annual report.

# substance-abuse - Saturday 7 November, 2015

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users
# Drugs
# Drugs

Progressive laws and the Dark Web are changing the lives of Irish drug users

Nov 7th 2015, 7:00 AM 15,723 Views 16 Comments

A government report recommended the decriminalisation of small amounts of cannabis, cocaine and heroin earlier this week.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Accidents are one of the biggest causes of death among people with ADHD
# Premature Death
# Premature Death

Accidents are one of the biggest causes of death among people with ADHD

Feb 26th 2015, 11:00 AM 12,357 Views 36 Comments

The risk of premature death among people with the disorder is more than twice the level of those without.

# substance-abuse - Friday 30 January, 2015

Opinion: Our harmful drinking culture impacts us all – we urgently need to tackle it
# Drinking
# Drinking

Opinion: Our harmful drinking culture impacts us all – we urgently need to tackle it

Jan 30th 2015, 8:00 AM 820 Views 61 Comments

A hazardous level of alcohol consumption exists across Irish society, but women and young people are showing the most alarming trends.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 1 January, 2015

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don't feel that I can stop
# Substance Abuse
# Substance Abuse

Opinion: Codeine addiction has taken over my life – and yet I don't feel that I can stop

Jan 1st 2015, 1:00 PM 102,711 Views 38 Comments

Are there many more codeine users in Ireland out there?

# substance-abuse - Monday 29 September, 2014

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event
# Homeless Ireland
# Homeless Ireland

Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event

Sep 29th 2014, 1:00 PM 401 Views 6 Comments

If we want to address complex social issues like addiction and homelessness, we need the activity of frontline services to match the vision of high level policy.

# substance-abuse - Sunday 1 June, 2014

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Opinion: The 'War on Drugs' has failed – let's finally implement policies that make sense

Jun 1st 2014, 8:30 AM 413 Views 120 Comments

Several drug-related deaths and hospitalisations this month demonstrate how our adherence to an overly-simplistic drug policy is misguided and dangerous.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Toronto's controversial 'crack-smoking mayor' to enter rehab
# Substance Abuse
# Substance Abuse

Toronto's controversial 'crack-smoking mayor' to enter rehab

May 1st 2014, 7:47 AM 6,550 Views 26 Comments

A new video has emerged of Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack.

# substance-abuse - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution
# Drugs
# Drugs

Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution

Mar 19th 2014, 7:30 PM 88 Views 80 Comments

It is time to acknowledge that drug and alcohol use is a part of modern society –and a public health issue to be managed, writes Tony Duffin.

# substance-abuse - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

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

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

Feb 4th 2014, 12:45 PM 68 Views 39 Comments

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.

# substance-abuse - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley
# California
# California

Photos: This is what it’s like to be homeless in Silicon Valley

Sep 8th 2013, 9:15 AM 23,609 Views 25 Comments

Despite being one of the richest areas in America, the number of homeless in Silicon Valley has risen by 7% over the past two years.

# substance-abuse - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report
# Drugs
# Drugs

Rise in 'designer drugs' poses serious health risk: UN report

Mar 6th 2013, 7:30 AM 6,149 Views 13 Comments

The report from the International Narcotics Control Board said Europe alone almost one new substance is appearing every week.

# substance-abuse - 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 6,182 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.

# substance-abuse - Monday 23 July, 2012

"We're drinking too much as a country" - Shortall confirms alcohol restrictions
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

"We're drinking too much as a country" - Shortall confirms alcohol restrictions

Jul 23rd 2012, 8:55 AM 9,423 Views 132 Comments

Junior minister says the cheap and easy availability of alcohol needs to be addressed to curb consumption.

# substance-abuse - Wednesday 11 July, 2012

Heir arrested after wife found dead at London home
# UK
# UK

Heir arrested after wife found dead at London home

Jul 11th 2012, 8:39 AM 9,050 Views 13 Comments

The husband of one of Britain’s richest women has been arrested in connection with the discovery of her body at the couple’s west London home yesterday.

# substance-abuse - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose
# Whitney
From The Daily Edge
# Whitney

Houston autopsy report notes hole in singer's nose

Apr 5th 2012, 11:55 AM 9,220 Views 23 Comments

The last report into the death of singer Whitney Houston attributes a nasal issue to ‘substance abuse’.

# substance-abuse - 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 6,147 Views 88 Comments

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

# substance-abuse - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland

Jul 12th 2011, 2:29 PM 1,859 Views 7 Comments

Statistics compiled by the Health Research Board show an increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2004.

# substance-abuse - Sunday 26 September, 2010

Lindsay Lohan escapes jail on $300,000 bail
# Lindsay Lohan
From The Daily Edge
# Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan escapes jail on $300,000 bail

Sep 26th 2010, 8:03 AM 140 Views 0 Comments

An arrest warrant was issued for the actor last week after she failed a court-appointed drug test.