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From TheJournal.ie 7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine Health

7,500 cases of problem alcohol use were treated in Ireland last year, with an increase in cases involving cocaine

There is already concern around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on alcohol misuse.

From TheJournal.ie Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink Study

Many Irish people 'may be in denial' about the amount of alcohol they drink

Only a third of regular binge drinkers in Ireland recognise their drinking as harmful.

From TheJournal.ie Children being admitted to psychiatric units increases by a fifth, from 408 to 497 Health Research Board

Children being admitted to psychiatric units increases by a fifth, from 408 to 497

Depression remains the most common diagnosis among children, followed by neuroses, eating disorders and schizophrenia.

From TheJournal.ie Treatment for problem use of cocaine has tripled since 2013 Drugs

Treatment for problem use of cocaine has tripled since 2013

Cocaine has risen from the third to second most common problem drug between 2013 and 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show Drug Deaths

Almost 800 people died from drug use in 2017, new figures show

A third of overdoses involved alcohol while more than half involved prescription drugs.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years Drinking

Nearly 55,000 cases of problem alcohol use treated in Ireland over seven years

The figures show the number of cases treated between 2012 and 2018 across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds Fire Fatalities

Older people, men and those in rural areas at higher risk of dying in residential fires, report finds

The Health Research Board found there were 101 fires recorded in closed inquest cases between 2014-2016.

From TheJournal.ie A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression Health Research Board

A third of children admitted to psychiatric units in 2018 had depression

Depressive disorders were the most common diagnoses recorded for all admissions, accounting for 24%.

From TheJournal.ie 736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016 Drugs

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

From TheJournal.ie There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland Health Research Board

There are at least 40,000 problem gamblers in Ireland

The proportion of problem gamblers in Ireland is far lower than in Northern Ireland, according to data from the Health Research Board.

From TheJournal.ie Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use Problem Drinking

Research shows 21 people a day seek treatment for problematic alcohol use

Experts say the figure may be heavily underreported.

From TheJournal.ie Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug Health Research Board

Two people died every day in 2015 over drug use with alcohol the number one drug

Almost 20,000 potential life years were lost in 2015 alone.

From TheJournal.ie The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16 Dependency

The average person in alcohol treatment in Ireland is 41, male and started drinking at 16

The Health Research Board has published new figures on alcohol use between 2009 and 2015.

From TheJournal.ie The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010 Drug Treatment

The number of people seeking treatment over cocaine use at highest since 2010

The report found cannabis to be the second most common drug among those treated between 2009 and 2015.

From TheJournal.ie Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period Drug Deaths

Drug-related deaths: 62% increase in fatalities over ten-year period

Alcohol remains the single most common drug implicated in deaths between 2004 and 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders Mental Health

Girls make up vast majority of young people seeking psychiatric help for eating disorders

Some 87% of people under the age of 18 presenting with eating disorders are female.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland Breakup

'It's like a death': Divorced people are at higher risk of psychiatric illness in Ireland

Although divorced people accounted for only 4% of all psychiatric admissions, they had the highest rate compared to married or single people.

From TheJournal.ie These counties have the highest numbers of people treated for alcohol abuse Problem Alcohol Use

These counties have the highest numbers of people treated for alcohol abuse

Figures published show a drop in the number of cases of alcohol abuse in Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients? Watch This Space

Could magic mushrooms be used to treat pneumonia patients?

Irish researchers are attempting to find out.

From TheJournal.ie Irish cancer study reaches 'the Oscars of the radiation oncology world' THERAPY

Irish cancer study reaches 'the Oscars of the radiation oncology world'

The clinical trial has shown how to reduce hospital visits for patients with a certain kind of tumour.

From TheJournal.ie Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days Tell Us A Story
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 One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland Stats

One person dies from a drug overdose every day in Ireland

New figures on drugs-related deaths in Ireland show that the number of people who have died from cocaine misuse has halved in four years.

From TheJournal.ie Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives Research

Intervention to change unhealthy behaviour could save Irish lives

The research into behavioural intervention is one of six major projects given a total of €9 million today.

From TheJournal.ie Irish researcher tells why lack of sleep is bad for the heart Sleep Tight

Irish researcher tells why lack of sleep is bad for the heart

It’s not so much your blood pressure, as it is how sleep deprivation affects how blood pumps around your body. Yes, science.

From TheJournal.ie Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth Health

Study of Irish babies notes impact of even mild lack of oxygen at birth

The new information should be used to provide early intervention for those babies who medics previously didn’t believe to be at risk of later developmental difficulties.

From TheJournal.ie Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence Health

Breast cancer patients who stop oral hormone therapy at threefold risk of recurrence

Study by Trinity College Dublin scientists found that taking the treatment consistently over five years has real benefits for survival.

From TheJournal.ie Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users Outreach

Trial sees volunteers befriend mental health service users

A controlled trial saw that a small investment led to big benefits for building confidence and reducing isolation.

From TheJournal.ie €1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety Healthcare

€1.5 million research investment into healthcare quality and patient safety

The research project aims to identify the most immediate and important safety and quality issues in the health service and improve care by developing changes in policy and practice.

From TheJournal.ie New research looks at flu vaccines and antibiotic misuse Picture Of Health

New research looks at flu vaccines and antibiotic misuse

The Health Research Board published its Picture of Health for 2012 today.

From TheJournal.ie Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions Psychiatric Admissions

Decrease in Irish psychiatric admissions

Depressive disorders accounted for almost one in three admissions, as unskilled workers remain the most likely group to be admitted.

From TheJournal.ie Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images Magic This post contains images

Pics: 11 curious close-ups of scientific images

The Health Research Board wants to “showcase the magic of science” with amazing images. Job done.

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 Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report HRB

Number entering drug treatment up 52 per cent in six years: report

A new study into problem drug use in Ireland has found that the number of cases reporting cannabis as their main problem substance has increased significantly.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 640 drug-related deaths in Ireland, latest figures show Drugs

Almost 640 drug-related deaths in Ireland, latest figures show

Heroin-related deaths increased by 20 per cent in 2009, according to the Health Research Board National Drug-Related Deaths Index, but alcohol is still a major factor in deaths of drug users.

From TheJournal.ie Rise in first-time admissions to Irish psychiatric units Mental Health

Rise in first-time admissions to Irish psychiatric units

The 18–19 year age group represented the highest rate of first-time admissions to mental health facilities during 2009 – 2010.

From TheJournal.ie 145 per cent increase in under 18s being treated for alcohol use - report Alcohol

145 per cent increase in under 18s being treated for alcohol use - report

Figures show that there has been a 43 per cent increase overall in the number of cases of alcohol use being treated.

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

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland Alcohol

Alcohol-related deaths on the rise in Ireland

Statistics compiled by the Health Research Board show an increase in alcohol-related deaths since 2004.