4th March 2009
Mindful of the needs of recovering addicts.
Mindfulness could be a life-saving technique for those intent on becoming free of addiction.
28th February 2009
Drug abuse among Travellers rising - study.
A Growing number of Travellers are experimenting with illegal drugs such as ecstasy, amphetamines, cannabis and cocaine as their community’s culture becomes increasingly fragmented, new research has found.
26th February 2009
Helping addicts off methadone needs proactive effort.
The State needs to be much more proactive in exploring ways of helping former drug addicts to gradually come off methadone treatment, the Minister of State with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy John Curran has said.
24th February 2009
Cutting out alcohol urged for Lent
People in Ireland have been urged to abstain from alcohol for Lent by the Pioneer Association, or to reduce their intake over the six-week period.
23rd February 2009
Funds to publicise drug hotline put on hold.
THE Government has stopped funding for the promotion of a “dial to stop drug dealing”” hotline which had led to drug seizures and arrests.
18th February 2009
Can pill replace heroin for addicts?
Researchers behind a controversial approach to Vancouver’s drug problem are trying to launch a new study.
17th February 2009
Alcohol link to 25 percent of traumatic brain injuries
Alcohol is associated with one in four traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) according to a major new study into brain injuries in Ireland.
10th February 2009
No policy on alcohol abuse in home.
MORE than 100,000 children could be living with parents who abuse alcohol, but there is a lack of national policy to deal with the issue.
9th February 2009
China white heroin reappears as number of addicts rises
A batch of ‘China white’ heroin that can be mistaken for cocaine is back on the streets of the capital as drug treatment centres report a rise in people presenting for heroin addiction.
3rd February 2009
Family drug and alcohol abuse key concern for child services
Alcohol and drug abuse in the family was the primary reason why children were being monitored by social workers under child protection guidelines, according to the most recent Government report on childcare services.