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From TheJournal.ie Injection centres could soon arrive in Dublin - would you agree with that? Addiction This post contains a poll

Injection centres could soon arrive in Dublin - would you agree with that?

Minister of State Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has said he will be attempting to bring forward legislation to introduce them this year.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

Everything you need to know as you start your morning – and your week.

From TheJournal.ie 'It was always my job to check if Dad was breathing after he passed out' Opinion

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

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?

From TheJournal.ie 'Would you give out free sachets of coke with a newspaper?' Bets Are Off This post contains videos

'Would you give out free sachets of coke with a newspaper?'

The run-up to Cheltenham can be a very difficult time of year for those with a gambling addiction.

From TheJournal.ie This is why we find smartphone apps so addictive TechKnowHow This post contains a poll

This is why we find smartphone apps so addictive

They’re easy to download, but why are they so hard to delete?

From TheJournal.ie Could this 'Homeless Wrap' be saving lives on the streets? Homeless

Could this 'Homeless Wrap' be saving lives on the streets?

Emily Duffy, a student from Limerick, has been displaying the ‘Homeless Wrap’ idea this week as part of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.

From TheJournal.ie Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there Addiction

Is crystal meth on the rise? One Councillor says it's like Breaking Bad out there

As far back as 2012 Father Peter McVerry was warning that the drug was going to ravage areas in Ireland like it has done in the US.

From TheJournal.ie Biggest addiction centre in the south of the country had 14,000 calls about treatment this year Drugs

Biggest addiction centre in the south of the country had 14,000 calls about treatment this year

A large number of women are also seeking treatment, a change from 25 years ago.

13 signs you're probably far too attached to the internet

It’s time to come clean.

From TheJournal.ie Mother of drug addict explains how support group 'made me feel like I wasn't the only one heartbroken' Addiction

Mother of drug addict explains how support group 'made me feel like I wasn't the only one heartbroken'

Anne’s son has been battling addiction for 27 years.

From TheJournal.ie 'My mother was also an addict and as a child I was on the streets of Cork with her' Addiction

'My mother was also an addict and as a child I was on the streets of Cork with her'

Coolmine Therapeutic community helped 1,000 people with addiction problems last year – Ann Marie Taylor was one of those people.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'll always wonder about the missed call I had from my son the night he died' Tragic Death

'I'll always wonder about the missed call I had from my son the night he died'

Former Fianna Fáil TD Charlie O’Connor says he believes his son’s death was an accident.

From TheJournal.ie Spend too much time poking people? Dublin now has its own Facebook addiction service Like
From TheJournal.ie More young people and women are being treated for alcohol addictions Significant Rise

More young people and women are being treated for alcohol addictions

Addiction treatment service, Aiséirí, is calling on the government not to cut excise duty on alcohol in the upcoming Budget.

From TheJournal.ie Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering Homeless Ireland

Getting on the bus: Recovered addicts returning to help those still suffering

TheJournal.ie visit the ‘No Bucks Café’ on their nighttime service.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas' Addiction

Dublin's drug situation hasn't gotten worse, it's just 'shifted to other areas'

The Director of the Ana Liffey Drug Project, Tony Duffin said a recent surge in hallucinogenic stimulants has also made addicts’ behaviour somewhat more challenging lately.

From TheJournal.ie Open thread: What do you think should be done about Ireland's drug problem? Addiction

Open thread: What do you think should be done about Ireland's drug problem?

RTÉ’s Prime Time tonight focused on the drug problem in Dublin – what do you think the solution is?

From TheJournal.ie 'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?' Homeless Ireland

'How many people are going to die on the streets this winter?'

The Capuchin Day Centre’s Brother Kevin Crowley sees the reality of the homeless crisis every day and he thinks it’s getting worse.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Coming out of addiction and homelessness is a major life event Homeless Ireland

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Do you suffer from social media and internet addiction? Turning Off

Column: Do you suffer from social media and internet addiction?

We live in an ‘always on’ world and because the internet is constantly accessible via mobile devices, it is very difficult to control.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how to tell if you're addicted to Facebook Switch Off

Here's how to tell if you're addicted to Facebook

It might be time for a ‘digital detox’.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'I saw my wife's face and I couldn't hide from it any more. I had to stop gambling' Addiction

Opinion: 'I saw my wife's face and I couldn't hide from it any more. I had to stop gambling'

An anonymous contributor says it doesn’t matter what way you gamble, it comes down to losing control over it.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex Addiction

Opinion: Addiction is often boiled down to sound bites – but the truth is complex

We need to reflect on how addiction affects an individual, their experience of seeking help, and what the throes of addiction are like.

From TheJournal.ie 'I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free' Rehabilitation

'I never thought that after 20 years addicted to drugs and alcohol I’d be graduating and drug free'

Coolmine’s therapeutic community helps 1,000 people overcoming addiction every year and 60% of those who complete the therapy remain drug free.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check Step Away From The Desk

Are you a workaholic? Norwegian researchers have developed this way to check

Research team developed seven criteria to gauge working excessively and compulsively.

From TheJournal.ie Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016 Legal Highs

Deaths from 'legal highs' in UK could surpass those from heroin by 2016

A new report also proposes a ‘treatment tax’ on alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you be willing to pay a 'treatment tax' on alcohol?

There are calls in the UK to add a penny to price of each of unit of alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems Drug Use

Dublin Lord Mayor calls for task force to tackle inner city addiction problems

Christy Burke said that “certain senior politicians don’t see any votes in addiction, so they don’t see it as a priority”.

From TheJournal.ie Have you been affected by gambling? Social Roulette

Have you been affected by gambling?

A new Irish study needs participants – and it will all be anonymous.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: For drug service reform to work, we need to be brave and innovative Addiction

Opinion: For drug service reform to work, we need to be brave and innovative

There are key issues to consider in ensuring that addiction services provide both high quality care for service users and value for money for the taxpayer.

From TheJournal.ie Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment Addiction

Was Peaches a heroin addict?: 'Yes'. Husband tells inquest Geldof was in drug treatment

Full inquest rules that the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose.

11 signs you're too attached to your mobile phone

Your one true love.

From TheJournal.ie Lord Mayor recalls finding 17-year-old pregnant girl in bin Homeless

Lord Mayor recalls finding 17-year-old pregnant girl in bin

Christy Burke, who volunteers with the group Inner City Helping Homeless, announced that 80 new beds will be provided by homeless services in Dublin in the next two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Flappy Bird is making a return, but as a 'less addictive' multiplayer game Soar Again

Flappy Bird is making a return, but as a 'less addictive' multiplayer game

The game’s creator Dong Nguyen said it would be making a return in August and will be less addictive than the previous version.

From TheJournal.ie Former UK drugs advisor to speak at"dream drug" heroin treatment centre Addiction

Former UK drugs advisor to speak at"dream drug" heroin treatment centre

Professor David Nutt says naltrexone can allow heroin addicts “live a normal life”.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users Addiction

Facebook shows no signs of slowing down as it now has one billion mobile users

Meanwhile, Instagram now has more than 200 million users signed up with 50 million signing up over the last six months.

From TheJournal.ie How much does alcohol abuse affect others in Ireland? A lot, says a new report Problem Drinking

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Addicted to Facebook games? You're not the only one Addiction

Addicted to Facebook games? You're not the only one

The site sees an average of 375 million people playing Facebook-connected games each month, just under a third of the site’s 1.2 billion members.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Legislation changes our drugs landscape – but it isn’t a complete solution Drugs

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Flappy Bird could fly again as creator says he's considering a return Resurrection

Flappy Bird could fly again as creator says he's considering a return

Nguyan Ha Dong said if he does re-release the game, it would include a warning to users to “please take a break.”