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'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic
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'No plans' to reinstate HSE rehab unit closed during pandemic

Sep 10th 2021, 12:01 AM 20,496 Views 19 Comments
  • The Keltoi Rehab Unit continues to be used as a Covid isolation facility, reports Maria Delaney of Noteworthy, our investigative platform.
  • Keltoi closed 18 months ago, with previous Health Minister Simon Harris promising its reopening
  • Addiction service advocates are frustrated with the HSE response and are calling for a clear reopening date
Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed
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Over 3,500 on wait list for a detox bed, with over 140 residential beds still closed

Apr 28th 2021, 12:01 AM 17,971 Views 38 Comments

Over 60% are on the waiting list for at least nine months.

Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?
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Opinion: We don’t allow ads for smoking so why should gambling be any different?

Feb 16th 2021, 7:00 PM 15,810 Views 58 Comments

As Labour brings legislation this week to tackle the issue, party senator Mark Wall says it’s time to fight back against gambling ads.

Ex-Liverpool and Spurs striker reveals drink problem meant he could not make training on a Monday
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Ex-Liverpool and Spurs striker reveals drink problem meant he could not make training on a Monday

Nov 30th 2020, 2:10 PM 21,285 Views 1 Comment

Paul Walsh says he was ‘drunk-driving’ everywhere.

'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'
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'Twice I woke up and a person was dead beside me'

Nov 5th 2020, 6:45 AM 32,737 Views 13 Comments

Over 11,600 people who are homeless or in addiction were helped by Merchants Quay Ireland in 2019.

Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs
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Oregon becomes first US state to decriminalise hard drugs

Nov 4th 2020, 12:43 PM 24,939 Views 17 Comments

The state also legalised access to magic mushrooms for therapeutic use.

Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome
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Debunked: The conspiracy theories around the so-called Hollywood drug adrenochrome

Jul 29th 2020, 5:16 PM 522,739 Views 0 Comments

Theories claim adrenochrome is harvested from children in a trafficking ring.

My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging
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My food addiction: How group therapy helped me overcome years of bingeing and purging

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 PM 24,020 Views 10 Comments

The following account is written by a member of Addictive Eaters Anonymous, who shares her experience of sobriety from addictive eating.

Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds
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Dublin's approach to supporting drug users during pandemic saved lives, report finds

Jul 1st 2020, 9:36 AM 21,392 Views 8 Comments

Sixty-three homeless people were diagnosed with Covid-19 and there was one death, a fraction of what had been predicted.

Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown
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Wellness Wednesday: You can beat your addiction, even in lockdown

Jun 17th 2020, 7:00 AM 15,075 Views 6 Comments

Mental Health Occupational Therapist Michelle Murray says living with the shame of addiction is always tough, but lockdown pushes even harder. She says there is hope.

Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland
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Report highlights increase in deaths involving street tablets in Ireland

Apr 28th 2020, 6:30 AM 15,399 Views 0 Comments

The purchasing of drugs online brings significant regulatory challenges.

'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears
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'Addiction doesn't stop during a pandemic, it gets worse': Methadone waiting lists virtually eliminated amid overdose fears

Apr 25th 2020, 12:05 AM 34,658 Views 36 Comments

Drug users are at an increased risk of contracting Covid-19 – many suffer from underlying health conditions and don’t have a safe place to self-isolate if needed.

Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters
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Cork man who overcame years of heroin addiction graduating with criminology Masters

Feb 20th 2020, 6:15 AM 83,664 Views 35 Comments

James Leonard shared his story of addiction on The Tommy Tiernan Show last month.

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'
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'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Feb 1st 2020, 7:15 AM 8,949 Views 1 Comment

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses
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'If someone goes under, call 999': Addiction expert warns about GHB after more overdoses

Jan 25th 2020, 7:30 AM 27,658 Views 1 Comment

The drug has been making headlines after more overdoses last weekend and a high-profile rape case.

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

Sep 23rd 2019, 12:05 AM 50,425 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Sep 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 20,321 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Sep 8th 2019, 8:30 PM 13,134 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2019, 8:30 PM 50,057 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jul 27th 2019, 6:30 AM 11,425 Views 21 Comments

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

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

May 16th 2019, 11:32 AM 9,224 Views 3 Comments

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

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

May 8th 2019, 11:39 AM 16,323 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Apr 30th 2019, 6:10 AM 13,582 Views 28 Comments

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

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

Mar 20th 2019, 10:57 AM 15,375 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Mar 18th 2019, 12:02 PM 10,583 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Mar 16th 2019, 10:00 PM 43,111 Views 39 Comments

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

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016
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736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Mar 8th 2019, 7:49 AM 10,434 Views 49 Comments

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

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland
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There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

Feb 27th 2019, 4:09 PM 12,582 Views 27 Comments

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

90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men
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90% of gambling addicts treated by HSE are young men

Feb 15th 2019, 12:05 AM 13,532 Views 42 Comments

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

Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'
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Opinion: 'Food was a drug for me'

Feb 14th 2019, 7:00 AM 14,083 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Feb 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 35,354 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2019, 12:05 AM 38,507 Views 51 Comments

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

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

Jan 27th 2019, 8:30 PM 89,959 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Jan 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 51,461 Views 25 Comments

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

Jan 1st 2019, 6:00 PM 8,995 Views 0 Comments

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

People should remember Steve Carrell's words the next time we lose a celebrity to addiction
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# Beautiful Boy

People should remember Steve Carrell's words the next time we lose a celebrity to addiction

Oct 12th 2018, 7:48 PM 8,671 Views 0 Comments

Addiction does not discriminate.

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

Oct 5th 2018, 6:20 PM 21,576 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2018, 6:10 AM 16,932 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Sep 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 18,382 Views 14 Comments

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

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

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:30 PM 37,950 Views 24 Comments

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

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