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Addiction now spans three generations

Coolmine Therapeutic Community clients are often second and even third generation of their family with addiction problems the treatment centre has revealed.

Research into the backgrounds of 1,350 clients attending Coolmine annually shows that often their parents and grandparents also experienced addiction problems.

The figures were highlighted at the opening of an extended Early Years crèche and pre-school facility at Coolmine Ashleigh House, which can now work with 50 children per year.

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone, attended the official opening ceremony earlier this month.

Coolmine Chief Executive, Pauline McKeown explained the difficulties faced by some women with addiction problems.

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Source: The Dublin People, 07/12/17

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