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From TheJournal.ie '1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75% Chemsex

'1ml is euphoric, 2ml and you go under': Number of G overdoses increases by 75% Exclusive

People can buy a hit of the highly addictive drug for as little as €1.

From TheJournal.ie The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK? Podcast

The Explainer: Why is chemsex in the news in Ireland and the UK?

We look at what chemsex is, and the role the drugs GHB and crystal meth play in it.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health Column

Lynn Ruane: Sport is part of the solution to address young men's mental health

Services such as the Breakthrough Programme in West Dublin can be a lifesaver for young men.

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects' Column

Lynn Ruane: 'You can't treat addiction like a business - and people with addiction like objects'

Applying neoliberal tools to community work is ultimately about cost-cutting and power, writes Senator Lynn Ruane.

From TheJournal.ie Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government Addiction

Former drugs minister says injecting centre plan has 'been allowed to die' by government

Dublin City Council has refused planning permission for an injecting facility.

From TheJournal.ie West of Ireland is seeing higher demand for addiction treatment, says Coolmine centre Drug Treatment

West of Ireland is seeing higher demand for addiction treatment, says Coolmine centre

The Dublin-based addiction centre treated 1,350 people in 2018 and is now planning an expansion to Limerick.

From TheJournal.ie Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse Drugs

Senior gardaí say use of term 'recreational drugs' helps normalise drug abuse

The President of the Association of Garda Superintendents said there are constant challenges for gardaí in dealing with drugs and organised crime.

From TheJournal.ie Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people Precarious Work

Drug dealing seen as 'more attractive' way to earn money for some young Irish people

New research found the local drug economy – unlike precarious work – recruits young people by incentivising and enticing them.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse Addiction

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

From TheJournal.ie 'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services Addiction

'Action is needed now': New charity set up to fund gambling addiction services

The trust receives funding from the gambling industry and will be run by a board which includes two former junior ministers.

From TheJournal.ie '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

'We've seen people die, people beaten up horrifically': This primary school doesn't want an injecting centre 300m from its front door

A plan to open a medically supervised injecting facility has been met with fierce local opposition.

From TheJournal.ie 736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016 Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

From TheJournal.ie There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland Health Research Board

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.

From TheJournal.ie 90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men Statistics

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me' Opinion

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Dealers make violent threats against 12-year-olds over cannabis debt Intimidation

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Pat was refused mental health services because of his addiction - now he's dead Column

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for life for murdering woman he met in an addiction treatment centre Samantha Walsh

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Homeless and addiction charity says 'Ireland is facing a deepening social crisis' Merchants Quay

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'The invisible line': When a recreational drug habit becomes an addiction Chasing The Normal

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'I have seen the increase in cocaine and alcohol addiction with the return of money. It's frightening' Recovery Month

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's gambling epidemic: 'Find a corner and you'll be left alone 'til you're penniless' Addiction

Ireland's gambling epidemic: 'Find a corner and you'll be left alone 'til you're penniless'

One treatment expert said he is concerned, in particular, about young people who can very quickly gamble all of their money away online.

From TheJournal.ie 'Fortnite' fever may be cooling - or it could be that the kids are just on their holidays Gaming

'Fortnite' fever may be cooling - or it could be that the kids are just on their holidays

“Fortnite’s peak may be behind us,” a market tracker said this week.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports? What Do You Think This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think gambling ads should be banned from sports?

There’s a sharper focus on sports adverts and the detrimental effect they could have on young people.

From TheJournal.ie Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport Addiction

Michael D Higgins wants gambling ads banned from sport

He said that he was concerned when he read some of the cases of gambling among sporting athletes.

From TheJournal.ie 'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me' Addiction

'I couldn’t do without cocaine, couldn’t face talking to people without a few lines in me'

“It started recreationally, just dabbling, and then it went from there. First it would just be at the weekend, then it started to spill over into the week.”

From TheJournal.ie High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin Crack

High uptake of sterile crack pipes in response to surge in use of drug in Dublin

There has been an increase in use of the drug since the start of last year.

From TheJournal.ie HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels Crack

HSE launches new advice campaign as cocaine use returns to Celtic Tiger levels

In 2016 there were more than 1,000 drug treatment cases where cocaine was the main substance reported.

From TheJournal.ie 10,000 through the doors in 40 years... and the Rutland Centre wants to inspire others with their story Addiction

10,000 through the doors in 40 years... and the Rutland Centre wants to inspire others with their story

It comes as part of the addiction centre’s 40th birthday celebrations.

From TheJournal.ie Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody Courts

Burglar with history of drug addiction thanks judge for 'saving' his life by putting him back into custody

At a hearing last month Boyle asked Judge O’Connor if he could be sent back to custody because he was struggling and finding it difficult on bail.

From TheJournal.ie Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation Aslan This post contains videos

Christy Dignam: The bankers are still up here making millions... and we've 4,000 kids in homeless accommodation

Christy Dignam had some strong words in relation to bankers and homelessness when we sat down with him.

From TheJournal.ie 'Therapists were relieved when the WHO listed gaming addiction as a mental health condition' Column

'Therapists were relieved when the WHO listed gaming addiction as a mental health condition'

Now we can finally call this issue as we see it, writes Stella O’Malley.

From TheJournal.ie 'There are gardaí, politicians and doctors who have taken something illegal at some point' Opinion

'There are gardaí, politicians and doctors who have taken something illegal at some point'

They get away with it, because we only criminalise the poor, writes Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'd a wife and two kids. Everything looked perfect to the outside world. It wasn't. I was addicted to cocaine' Addiction

'I'd a wife and two kids. Everything looked perfect to the outside world. It wasn't. I was addicted to cocaine'

A middle-class family brought to the brink by a father’s cocaine use speak about an addiction that cross all demographics.

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