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From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland? Factcheck

FactCheck: How many detox beds are there in Ireland?

In three parts, FactCheck referees an argument between a Minister of State and a Dublin City Councillor over supervised injection centres. Tonight – Part One.

From TheJournal.ie 'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval Addiction

'A place to rest, a place to chat - a safe harbour': Injecting centres get Cabinet approval

The first pilot centre is expected to be opened in Dublin in the autumn.

From TheJournal.ie 27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure Crumlin

27-year-old man charged in connection with €500k heroin seizure

During the search of a house, gardaí also seized bagging equipment, weighing scales, documents and mobile phones.

From TheJournal.ie Fighting fire with fire: The drug that can block addiction Naltrexone

Fighting fire with fire: The drug that can block addiction

“It’s rare not to have a traumatic experience when you’re dependant on a substance.”

From TheJournal.ie Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report Tackling Addiction

Success of e-cigarettes cautiously backed by Hiqa report

Data from Healthy Ireland reveals that 29% of smokers currently use e-cigarettes as an aid to quitting smoking.

From TheJournal.ie US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection Addiction

US prisons fight heroin addiction with $1,000 monthly injection

Expert opinion on the drug is mixed but a study showed users had a lower rate of relapse after the injection.

From The42 ‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’ Addiction This post contains videos

‘I was either going to get the boat to die in England or go to an NA meeting’

Ireland’s Homeless World Cup star John Farrell talks to The42 about turning around his life.

From TheJournal.ie Are you looking? Half of Irish people check their phones in the middle of the night Smartphone

Are you looking? Half of Irish people check their phones in the middle of the night

The study found that the vast majority of us have access to a smart device.

From TheJournal.ie 'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction' Communities

'One family lost four out of five children to drug addiction'

Members of the public are being urged to report drug dealing in their area.

From TheJournal.ie 'Have they no conscience?' Frances Black lets rip at pubs selling pints for €1 Alcoholism

'Have they no conscience?' Frances Black lets rip at pubs selling pints for €1

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

From TheJournal.ie "Addiction is an illness, whether we like it or not" - Drugs Minister wants your views Illness
From The42 'How running saved me from addiction' Interview This post contains videos

'How running saved me from addiction'

One of the world’s most renowned adventurers, Charlie Engle, on addiction, prison, Running the Sahara and meeting Matt Damon.

From The42 Ex-England international and pundit Ray Wilkins admits drink problem Addiction

Ex-England international and pundit Ray Wilkins admits drink problem

The 59-year-old pleaded guilty in court after being found to have been three times over the drink-drive limit.

From TheJournal.ie Senator: Sex addiction is causing devastation in some Irish families Sex Addiction

Senator: Sex addiction is causing devastation in some Irish families

Senator Frances Black said the devastation it causes to families is just as palpable as if their family member were addicted to drugs, alcohol or gambling,

From TheJournal.ie "I was in the height of addiction, and my addiction took me to prison" - 22 years of drug taking Addiction

"I was in the height of addiction, and my addiction took me to prison" - 22 years of drug taking

Mary started smoking cannabis when she was 14 – it would be 22 years before she would stop.

From TheJournal.ie The title that made the Game Boy a massive hit is 32 years old Addiction

The title that made the Game Boy a massive hit is 32 years old

Tetris was built on a simple premise but it is still every bit as addictive now as it was in the 80s.

From The42 Tipperary’s 2006 All-Ireland minor hurling final hero reveals gambling nightmare Hidden Problem

Tipperary’s 2006 All-Ireland minor hurling final hero reveals gambling nightmare

Timmy Dalton has revealed all in a wide-ranging interview this morning.

11 signs your Abrakebabra addiction has gone too far

Kebab withdrawal symptoms.

From TheJournal.ie Funding is needed 'before it's too late' - there's a surge in gambling addiction in Irish men (and women) Hidden Problem

Funding is needed 'before it's too late' - there's a surge in gambling addiction in Irish men (and women)

The numbers of people presenting with a gambling problem at Dublin’s Rutland Centre have trebled in just two years.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should plans for an injection centre in Dublin go ahead?

Outgoing drugs minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says the new health minister may give into political pressure.

From TheJournal.ie The smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist A Sniff-ter

The smell of alcohol makes it hard to resist

The study, published in the Psychopharmacology journal, shows that people can smell alcohol itself.

From TheJournal.ie "I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin" Drug Addiction

"I had a 14-day detox that sent me into horrible withdrawals... but I still went back to heroin"

Paul started snorting heroin aged 18. What followed was over 20 years of serious drug abuse before he finally decided to get clean.

From TheJournal.ie 'I’m so happy not to be spending another Christmas in rehab' Addiction

'I’m so happy not to be spending another Christmas in rehab'

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

From TheJournal.ie Overcoming addiction: I used to drink myself to oblivion every night Column

Overcoming addiction: I used to drink myself to oblivion every night

Mike Meehan had drunk 48 cans one weekend when something clicked – he was fed up of feeling hopeless and miserable.

From TheJournal.ie "You never know when someone will attack you and smash a bottle over your head" - Life on the streets for Dublin's migrant homeless Homeless

"You never know when someone will attack you and smash a bottle over your head" - Life on the streets for Dublin's migrant homeless

Many migrants come to Ireland to work. But addiction issues and a lack of employment can leave them homeless and living on the streets.

From TheJournal.ie Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother Addiction

Mother describes how one of her twins turned his life around after heroin killed his brother

“You have choices in life and you sink and swim and as a family we choose to swim.”

From TheJournal.ie Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital' Inquest

Mother tells inquest that son who overdosed 'should never have been let out of hospital'

Glen Murphy McNally died days after discharging himself. An open verdict was returned at the inquest.

From TheJournal.ie Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices Ecigarettes

Government does NOT intend to ban vaping in pubs and offices

“Currently the evidence base does not support prohibiting vaping in public places…”

From TheJournal.ie Glued to your phone? Here are some tips for managing mobile addiction Column

Glued to your phone? Here are some tips for managing mobile addiction

Try setting it down and having a conversation with someone in front of you instead.

From TheJournal.ie Locals pledge to keep protesting until homeless shelter closes Finglas

Locals pledge to keep protesting until homeless shelter closes

The centre provides Dublin’s only supported temporary accommodation service for homeless women.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts Drugs This post contains videos

Dublin's new mayor wants supervised injection centres for drug addicts

Críona Ní Dhálaigh has backed an initiative that the government could legislate for in the coming months.

From TheJournal.ie Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use? Opinion

Should we stop bringing criminal charges against those possessing drugs for personal use?

It’s important to consider what is meant by ‘decriminalisation’.

From TheJournal.ie 'I've seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison - it's all because of drugs' Addiction

'I've seen people being sliced, being kicked around in prison - it's all because of drugs'

A former inmate described the devastating impact the availability of drugs has on the lives of those both inside and outside our prisons.

From TheJournal.ie "A lot of people said this film would never get made" Back To Black

"A lot of people said this film would never get made"

“A lot of people said ‘Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?’” said the director, Asif Kapadia. “That’s exactly why I needed to make the film.”

From TheJournal.ie HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin City Centre

HSE investigating rise in HIV amongst injecting drug users in Dublin

There have been 15 cases confirmed from June 2014 to June 2015.

From TheJournal.ie 'My dad was a violent alcoholic. I vowed to make my daughter's childhood better than mine.' Column

'My dad was a violent alcoholic. I vowed to make my daughter's childhood better than mine.'

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

From TheJournal.ie What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six Carer

What's life like as a young carer? Jamie has cared for his mother since the age of six

Caring for a family member can be a positive experience, but it can also be a strain on a young person’s health, development and happiness.

From TheJournal.ie HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses Social Inclusion Plan

HSE to provide heroin users with antidote drug to prevent overdoses

Training sessions are underway with service users, family members and services.

From TheJournal.ie How Candy Crush Saga is going to be the new Solitaire on your computer Addiction

How Candy Crush Saga is going to be the new Solitaire on your computer

The game will be included with every version of Windows 10 when it’s released this summer.

From TheJournal.ie "Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?" Amy

"Why do you want to make a film about a junkie?"

The director of a new film about Amy Winehouse explains his motivations.