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#Alcohol Abuse

From TheJournal.ie What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans? Opinion

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

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 No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind' Crisis Point

No public health policy has 'been designed with the homeless population specifically in mind'

A new study has shown increases in the number of homeless people dying from drug and/or alcohol abuse and on methadone.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger Worrying Trend

'It's a worrying trend': Judge concerned that age profile of drink drivers is getting younger

Judge Mary Devins said the average age of drink drivers used to be upwards of 60 years.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy Alcohol Abuse

Ireland has the worst rates in the world for drinking during pregnancy

A new study analysed the rates of drinking during pregnancy by linking them with a condition caused by alcohol consumption.

From TheJournal.ie 'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday Please Help

'Christmas should mean safety and happiness': Over 1,000 contacted Childline yesterday

Alcohol abuse was consistently mentioned by worried children who contacted the charity on Christmas Day.

From TheJournal.ie Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice Teenage Drinking

Around one in every six Irish 15-year-olds have "exprienced drunkeness" at least twice

A report by the OECD found that 16% of Irish teens admitted to being drunk on two occasions.

From TheJournal.ie 'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged' Opinion

'As a child of an alcoholic, I am damaged'

A reader talks about their experiences in the wake of the establishment of a government Group on Alcohol Harm

From TheJournal.ie The OECD apologises for St Patrick's Day tweet about alcohol abuse Awkward
From TheJournal.ie I love a drink but I don't want to end up like my dad: an alcoholic and alone Opinion

I love a drink but I don't want to end up like my dad: an alcoholic and alone

“Having struggled to deal with my father’s alcoholism my entire life, I wonder just how his ‘fondness for the drink’ has distorted my perception of alcohol.”

From TheJournal.ie A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well Can It

A bad hangover won't just hurt your head - it's damaging the country as well

A new US study has calculated the cost of binge drinking to the economy.

From TheJournal.ie Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2 Pint Of Order

Bottles of wine look likely to be set at a minimum of €8, cans of beer at €2

It would be part of minimum-pricing laws to set a floor price on beer, wine and spirits.

From TheJournal.ie Irish people describe in detail just how much they drink A Few Too Many

Irish people describe in detail just how much they drink

The fear is real, and so is the hangover.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much Global Drug Survey

Ireland has the highest percentage of people who need medical help after drinking too much

Brazil and the UK are not too far behind us.

From TheJournal.ie The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more Cash Money Booze

The economic recovery means Irish people are drinking more

That’s according to health minister Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here's what we know about new alcohol price laws so far... Explainer

Wine for at least €10 a bottle? Here's what we know about new alcohol price laws so far...

The government wants to put a floor on prices to cut down on problem drinking.

From TheJournal.ie Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas Littlethings

Minding your mind by drinking less this Christmas

All over the festive season, TheJournal.ie is bringing you tried and tested ways to keep your mental health in fine fettle.

From TheJournal.ie Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes Irish Prisons

Parole review shows drugs and alcohol a factor in majority of crimes

It was also found that child abuse was a factor in a significant number of cases

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should drunk patients be charged more for A&E visits?

The suggestion has been raised in Northern Ireland that charges should be introduced to deter abuse of the system.

From TheJournal.ie Addiction services costing State €114m this year Alcohol Addiction

Addiction services costing State €114m this year

Treatment and intervention provided by a range of services, making it difficult to ascertain just how much the State spends on alcohol addiction, according to the HSE.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic Binge Drinking

Ireland's alcohol consumption in one handy infographic

Ever wondered where we drink and how much? Wonder no more.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO Abuse

Alcohol kills more than AIDS, tuberculosis and violence combined - WHO

This equates to one death every 10 seconds.

From TheJournal.ie The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford Drink

The county with the most people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse? Waterford

A new study has found that an average of 8,000 people a year seek treatment for alcoholism in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination Harmful

Nine-year-old girl hospitalised in England after vodka-whiskey neknomination

The girl took alcohol from the cupboard at a friend’s house without their parents’ knowledge.

From TheJournal.ie How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs Problem Drinking

How alcohol affects Ireland in 4 stark graphs

A major HSE report yesterday looked at the harm alcohol causes in Irish society – and it made for grim reading.

From TheJournal.ie Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children Care Order

Drug and alcohol abuse leading to care proceedings for children

The latest report on child care law shows that the Child & Family Agency failed in its applications for care orders in three cases.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland Harmful

Alcohol Forum says alcohol is wreaking havoc on communities around Ireland

Alcohol’s harm to others will be discussed at Alcohol Awareness Week at the end of the month.

From TheJournal.ie Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse Joined Up Thinking

Cross-party TDs at least agree on one thing, the need to tackle alcohol abuse

The four main political parties were joined by Alcohol Action Ireland and Alastair Campbell to launch a new informal Oireachtas group on the issue.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't Substance Abuse

Column: ‘NekNominations’ craze will soon pass – but our drinking culture won't

NekNominations are just the latest fad but we shouldn’t simply dismiss the problem or pass the buck to social media networks: Ireland’s attitude to binge drinking is dangerous and must change, writes Joe O’Connor.

From TheJournal.ie Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture Alcohol Abuse

Neknomination ‘just one small aspect’ of Ireland’s harmful drinking culture

Alcohol Action Ireland said our attitude to alcohol provides the perfect culture for crazes like this to take hold, particularly among the younger generations.

From TheJournal.ie Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations Dangerous Drinking

Young people warned away from 'very dangerous' Neknominations

A group has warned that people are drinking large quantities of alcohol as part of the drinking game.

From The42 Ian Thorpe’s management deny rehab reports Problems

Ian Thorpe’s management deny rehab reports

Australian media reported that the five-time Olympic gold medallist was suffering from depression.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis Concern

Alcohol abuse among over 50s has increased since the financial crisis

A new study from Trinity College Dublin also shows high levels of cardiovascular disease, arthritis and obesity.

From TheJournal.ie How Amsterdam is paying alcoholics to work for beer Pilot Project

How Amsterdam is paying alcoholics to work for beer

In a pilot project, the city is giving participants beer in exchange for light work collecting litter and eating a decent meal.

From TheJournal.ie 12 pubs of Christmas feeds into Ireland's problem with alcohol, says charity Christmas Boozing This post contains a poll

12 pubs of Christmas feeds into Ireland's problem with alcohol, says charity

Charity MEAS said the pub crawl exacerbates our cultural problem with alcohol and encourages binge drinking.

From TheJournal.ie James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor' James Bombed

James Bond unable to stir drinks due to 'alcohol induced tremor'

A BMJ study has revealed that the spy consumed over four times the recommended weekly allowance of alcohol.

From TheJournal.ie Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets Netherlands

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets

Scheme targets anti-social behaviour of groups of alcoholics in main park – but is it successful?

From TheJournal.ie Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed Alcohol Abuse

Government deal to implement minimum alcohol pricing welcomed

But the government has kicked plans to ban alcohol companies from sponsoring sport into the long grass.

From TheJournal.ie Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House Dáil Bar

Pub body CEO: I don't think TDs should be able to drink in Leinster House Exclusive

Padraig Cribben of the Vintners Federation of Ireland told TheJournal.ie that TDs should be setting an example.

From TheJournal.ie New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub Alcohol Abuse

New scheme encourages parents to bring their teens to the pub

The Vintners’ Federation of Ireland said that the scheme aims to promote mature drinking for young adults.

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