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#Alcoholism

From TheJournal.ie 'Jekyll and Hyde character' who assaulted garda gets a suspended sentence Circuit Criminal Court

'Jekyll and Hyde character' who assaulted garda gets a suspended sentence

The man’s barrister told the court: “When he is sober, he is fine. When he is drunk, he is a nightmare.”

Simon Pegg has opened up about his battle with alcoholism and depression

The actor felt that the movie ‘The World’s End’ was a way of telling people about his problems.

From TheJournal.ie A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought Addiction

A 'wonder drug' used to treat alcoholism may not be as effective as previously thought

Anti-spasticity drug baclofen has more recently been used to treat alcohol addiction.

From TheJournal.ie Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough' Not A Witch Hunt This post contains videos

Gabriel Byrne says #MeToo movement 'hasn't gone far enough'

The actor described Harvey Weinstein as “an absolutely ferocious bully”.

From TheJournal.ie 'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety' Problem Drinking

'While the rest of us are looking forward at this time of year, they're feeling the dread and the anxiety'

Christmas can be a particularly trying time for problem drinkers and their families, an addiction counsellor said.

From TheJournal.ie Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression' Mental Health

Marian Keyes: 'Don't blame yourself if you can't find the cause of your depression'

Best selling author, Marian Keyes, talked about relationships and mental health on the Late Late Show last night.

From TheJournal.ie Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have' A Letter To My Dad

Alcoholism: 'Dad, I don’t blame you. I never have'

This is a letter to my father, on how his disease has affected me, and how much I love him.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help': Ben Affleck speaks out about his alcohol addiction Alcoholism

'I want my kids to know there is no shame in getting help': Ben Affleck speaks out about his alcohol addiction

The Hollywood star said he had recently completed treatment.

From TheJournal.ie There are moments in our lives where the world changes and you go 'was I on the right road all the time?'

There are moments in our lives where the world changes and you go 'was I on the right road all the time?'

Irish artist and writer Christina Reihill explores alcoholism and addiction in her new work about the writer Dorothy Parker.

From TheJournal.ie Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober' Homeless In The West

Beating homelessness: 'I look at photos of my grandchildren to keep me sober'

High rents, alcoholism and illness – there are so many roads that lead to homelessness.

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 "I used to have to call down to my mother's house when she wasn't in and rob food" - Battling gambling addiction Rutland Centre

"I used to have to call down to my mother's house when she wasn't in and rob food" - Battling gambling addiction

The Rutland Centre launched its Recovery Month today to raise awareness of addiction and recovery.

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 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 'He didn't value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.' Mary Manning

'He didn't value that we were actually human beings, it was like a nightmare.'

Mary Manning was repeatedly abused by her stepfather.

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 When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world Booze

When it comes to alcohol abuse, the Irish aren't the worst in the world

We’re actually the fourth worst, according to a new report.

From TheJournal.ie What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign? Opinion

What’s the problem with an “Out-of-Control” drinking campaign?

There has been controversy surrounding an anti-binge drinking campaign which, while having an independent Board, is funded by drinks industry giant Diageo.

From TheJournal.ie 'I will never get my childhood back': Four people talk about life with an alcoholic parent Opinion

'I will never get my childhood back': Four people talk about life with an alcoholic parent

Teens Affected by Addiction is a project aimed at raising awareness about the impact of alcoholism on families – here, they share some personal stories.

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 Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks? Stereotype

Opinion: Soju think the Irish are all drunks?

News of an Irish teacher being discriminated against in South Korea has annoyed a lot of people – but it shouldn’t put you off this beautiful and welcoming country.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business - and I was paralysed by depression Depression

Opinion: I had a great life, friends, business - and I was paralysed by depression

“Panic attacks can be a sign of depression and mental health issues and I couldn’t believe it was happening to me” – Niall Harbison on fighting two battles; illness and stigma.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How I woke up to my unhealthy attitude to alcohol Alcohol

Opinion: How I woke up to my unhealthy attitude to alcohol

The photos of a friend’s wedding were the tipping point for me – they showed me what I’d been doing, but I couldn’t remember anything.

Why do the Irish drink so much? Dr Drew explains*

*At least, he explains what HE thinks.

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 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 Column: Young people don’t need to be patronised by safe drinking campaigns Opinion

Column: Young people don’t need to be patronised by safe drinking campaigns

Student filmmaker Nicky O’Donnell writes about how he contributed to a video about responsible drinking aimed at young people – without talking down to them.

From TheJournal.ie Average Irish adult drank equivalent of 411 pints last year Bottoms Up

Average Irish adult drank equivalent of 411 pints last year

That might sound like a lot, but it’s almost 100 pints fewer than the average in 2001.

From The42 Troubled Gazza seeks treatment in US Gazza

Troubled Gazza seeks treatment in US

The former footballer “has been asking for help and has willingly been admitted to a treatment centre in America,” his management company said this evening.

From The42 Gazza's 'life in danger' reveals agent after shocking pictures are published Dangerous Games

Gazza's 'life in danger' reveals agent after shocking pictures are published

Gascoigne sparked fears for his health after a rambling speech at a midweek charity event.

From TheJournal.ie Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning Winehouse

Second inquest rules Amy Winehouse killed by accidental alcohol poisoning

The same verdict was given at a re-hearing of the inquest – which was ordered after it emerged that the first was heard by a coroner who did not have the correct qualifications.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Yes, booze causes problems – but why tar us all with the same brush? Opinion

Column: Yes, booze causes problems – but why tar us all with the same brush?

Proposals to hike the minimum price of alcohol are penalising moderate drinkers for the sins of those who have bigger problems, writes Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves… Opinion

Column: Youth drinking problem? Perhaps we should look at ourselves…

The Phoenix Park concert has highlighted the problem of young people and alcohol, writes Fiona Ryan – but the problems caused by parental drinking go largely unremarked.

From The42 Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance Outside The Lines

Column: We need to put the humanity back into sport performance

Our sports stars may seem like superheroes, but they’re just as fragile as you and I, writes sports psychologist Tadhg MacIntyre.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland set a minimum price on alcohol?

The government intends to introduce a ‘price floor’ in attempts to curb alcohol abuse. Do you back their plan?

The 17 jobs where you're most likely to become an alcoholic Dying For A Drink This post contains images

The 17 jobs where you're most likely to become an alcoholic

Business Insider sorted through 11 million US death certificates – and found the professions most likely to die of alcoholism.

From The42 Give it a rest, Darren: why the Open champion needs to shut up about drink Opinion

Give it a rest, Darren: why the Open champion needs to shut up about drink

The European Tour veteran’s ceaseless alcohol-related bragging isn’t just unimaginative, it’s beginning to tarnish the memory of his Open victory, risks making him look pathetic in the process.

From TheJournal.ie Column: My long journey of recovery from alcoholism Read Me

Column: My long journey of recovery from alcoholism

Author Catherine Barry tells how she realised she had a drink problem – and why no threats will ever save an alcoholic.

From The42 The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sportswriting Well Read

The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sportswriting

Paul Gascoigne’s tales from the dark side of celebrity, the origins of the Honey Badger and an incredible tribute to the elegant genius of Roger Federer: its our weekly round-up of the best the web has to offer.

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol-related illness costs Irish hospitals €800 million in five years Alcohol

Alcohol-related illness costs Irish hospitals €800 million in five years

Young to middle-aged men were the most likely to spend the night in hospital because of alcohol-related health problems.

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