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Diet Coke addict suffers hallucinations after drinking up to 50 cans a day

She claims to have spent as much as £150,000 on the fizzy drink over 30 years. SCREAM.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death challenges our cosy stereotypes about addicts Heroin

Column: Philip Seymour Hoffman's death challenges our cosy stereotypes about addicts

For a short period, at least, death from heroin overdose has moved from the category of ‘things that will never happen to me or my friends’ to ‘things that can happen to anyone’, writes Tony Duffin.

From The42 McConville reveals 'lots of high profile players in bother' with gambling Addiction

McConville reveals 'lots of high profile players in bother' with gambling

The former Armagh footballer believes the number of ‘problem gamblers’ will continue to grow.

From The42 Offaly star reveals the hell he went through as a gambling addict Addiction

Offaly star reveals the hell he went through as a gambling addict

Gambling habit cost former All Star nominee €200,000 and left him €80,000 in debt

From The42 GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’ Addiction

GPA admit gambling amongst GAA players a ‘continuing worry’

Tyrone’s Cathal McCarron has become the latest inter-county star to struggle with the problem.

From TheJournal.ie 'I hate myself' - Mike Tyson candidly discusses his struggles with drugs and alcohol Honesty

'I hate myself' - Mike Tyson candidly discusses his struggles with drugs and alcohol

“I haven’t drank or took drugs in six days,” he said.

From TheJournal.ie Irish girl to jump out of plane in celebration of Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday Skydive

Irish girl to jump out of plane in celebration of Amy Winehouse's 30th birthday

Jenny Conlon from Sandymount is one of thirty people who will be doing a skydive with Amy’s mother, Janis Winehouse.

17 signs you could be addicted to chocolate

We’re all here for you.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy coffee drinkers beware: new study shows it could shorten your life Coffee Lovers

Heavy coffee drinkers beware: new study shows it could shorten your life

People under the age of 55 who drink four or more cups of coffee a day might have a shorter life, says new study.

That '70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly dies aged 43 RIP

That '70s Show star Lisa Robin Kelly dies aged 43

The actress passed away on Wednesday at an addiction treatment clinic.

From TheJournal.ie Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit Keltoi House

Just eight out of 20 beds in operation at successful HSE rehab unit

Brendan Kiernan manager of Keltoi House said “the completion rate makes it very cost-effective”.

From TheJournal.ie Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction Addiction

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

From TheJournal.ie Is sex addiction the real deal? Sex

Is sex addiction the real deal?

A new study suggests people with a co-called addiction may just have a particularly high libido…

From TheJournal.ie New app gives access to local mental health services Reaching Out

New app gives access to local mental health services

The initiative aims to remove the reluctance of some people to physically ask for help.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings Opinion

Column: Meth is not glamorous – and nobody is immune to the tragedies it brings

I dabbled with drugs on a social basis and thought I was in control; but that was before trying crystal meth. The drug stripped away everything I believed about myself as a person, exposing me to dangers and tragedies I would never have imagined.

From TheJournal.ie Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John Addiction

Drug users need our compassion, says Elton John

Pop star says stigma and criminalisation increases chance that users get caught in lifetime cycle of addiction and disease.

From TheJournal.ie Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report Drugs

Supervised 'injecting centres' could help drug addicts - report

Merchants Quay Ireland has called for new approaches to respond to intravenous drug users in Dublin city centre for the benefit of drug users and the wider community.

From TheJournal.ie Significant increase in numbers seeking treatment for sex addiction Addiction

Significant increase in numbers seeking treatment for sex addiction

The Rutland Centre says sexual addiction is accounting for a growing number of its total client base.

From TheJournal.ie 10 signs that you are addicted to shopping Stigma

10 signs that you are addicted to shopping

It might sound like a joke – but the stress, debt and emotional dependence is nothing to laugh about.

From TheJournal.ie Impact of harmful drinking on Irish children 'a national scandal' Alcohol

Impact of harmful drinking on Irish children 'a national scandal'

Today the Alcohol Forum launched Ireland’s first National Alcohol Awareness Week.

From TheJournal.ie 10 ways that drinking too much coffee can destroy your body Coffee

10 ways that drinking too much coffee can destroy your body

Back away from the cappuccino – it’s trying to kill you.

From TheJournal.ie Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week Alcohol

Charity launches Ireland's first Alcohol Awareness Week

The Alcohol Forum said there is evidence that communities have a major role to play in starting a process of mindset and culture change.

From TheJournal.ie Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging Begging

Organisation in Dublin launches campaign to reduce street begging

The Dublin City Business Improvement District is encouraging people to place donations in new ‘giving boxes’ instead of directly to people begging.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging Smoking

Column: Women aren't being 'tricked' into smoking by pretty packaging

Women smoke because they want a nicotine hit – not because they’re taken in by cute packaging or promises of weight loss, writes Nuala Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie 1 in 3 women in Ireland smoke - report Smoking

1 in 3 women in Ireland smoke - report

One in two younger and more disadvantaged women are addicted to tobacco, bringing the problem to “epidemic” proportions, according to the Irish Cancer Society.

From TheJournal.ie Crosscare rings in the New Year with gifts galore Goodwill

Crosscare rings in the New Year with gifts galore

The latest appeal for “unwanted” gifts in the Pro Cathedral in Dublin led to people travelling from far and wide to donate.

From TheJournal.ie Irish smokers start at lower age than any other EU country Advertising

Irish smokers start at lower age than any other EU country

A new report from the European Commission showed that 51 per cent of people in Europe have never smoked and one fifth have given up.

From TheJournal.ie New Amy Winehouse inquest to be held next month Winehouse

New Amy Winehouse inquest to be held next month

An investigation revealed the coroner in the inquest did not have the requisite experience for the role.

From TheJournal.ie Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs War On Drugs

Britain's drug policies are not working, say MPs

A new report by MPs wants drug laws overhauled – and retailers of ‘legal highs’ to be held liable for any harm the products cause.

From TheJournal.ie HSE cuts to nursing staff 'will set services back 15 years' Health

HSE cuts to nursing staff 'will set services back 15 years'

The Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland called the move ‘primary care in reverse’.

From TheJournal.ie Quitting smoking? New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit Kick The Habit

Quitting smoking? New campaign uses social media to encourage people to quit

A map tracks the number of tweets sent across Ireland every week about quitting smoking – and asks people to support anyone trying to give up.

From TheJournal.ie Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure Drug Addiction

Drug addiction treatment centre facing closure

Coolmine Therapeutic Centre says it urgently needs €100,000 from the State in order to keep its mother and child facilities for drug addicts open.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here’s what you need to know as you kick off your Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone) Mobile Addict

Increase in nomophobia (fear of being apart from your phone)

Do you check your mobile more than 34 times a day? You might have a new tech-driven phobia…

From TheJournal.ie Are you a Facebook addict? Facebook

Are you a Facebook addict?

Norwegian researchers have developed a test for addiction to the social network.

From TheJournal.ie Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief Pharmacy

Pharmacists express concern over addiction to pain relief

Regulations around the sale of products containing codeine were introduced in 2010. Pharmacists heard that up to one in three adults may be suffering from chronic pain, which can affect quality of life.

Ice cream 'as addictive as some illegal drugs' - study

We knew it. We just knew it. Eating ice-cream makes the brain want more – but also blunts the pleasure received.

Whitney Houston found dead in Los Angeles hotel room

Pop music’s erratic queen – best remembered for her acting role in The Bodyguard, and its accompanying soundtrack – was 48.

From TheJournal.ie Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion Opinion

Column: To fight the drug problem, we must treat users with compassion

Demonising drug users creates social outcasts, while the real criminals go free. We need to try a humane approach, writes Tim Bingham.

From TheJournal.ie Social media can be harder to resist than cigarettes - study Addiction

Social media can be harder to resist than cigarettes - study

Researchers found that work and media were more difficult to abstain from than tobacco and alcohol.