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One third of Saturday night A&E patients have alcohol consumption recorded in notes

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A new study shows that 30 per cent of people attending Irish hospital Emergency Departments on Saturday nights had alcohol recorded in their notes.

New drug and alcohol support services for the Midlands

Two new drug & alcohol prevention and treatment support services for the midlands were officially launched by Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone on Friday.

Alcohol bill will save lives and reduce harm, says regional health forum member

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Irish Life study reveals our growing dependence on smartphones

Recent research conducted by Irish Life has shown that nearly all Irish adults (90 per cent) own a smartphone.

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O'Boyle calls for improved structures for treatment of alcoholism

Independent general election candidate Gerry O'Boyle has said that there needs to be urgent attention paid to the treatment of people suffering from alcohol abuse. Mr O'Boyle claimed: "Alcohol abuse has never been as high in Mayo, as people are coming under more pressure from mortgage arrears and financial stress. If you have an alcoholic you have no place to treat them or deal with them. A&E don't want to know. We have no alcohol addiction clinic or treatment centre."

Addiction support and counselling in Galway

ASC Galway is a new addiction support and counselling service for those who have, or think they might have, a problem with alcohol and/or drugs. In a time where more and more suffering alcoholics and addicts are seeking the help of overworked services which often have long waiting lists, ASC makes help available to those who wish to address their issues of substance abuse when they need and are ready for it.

Ceremony to mark drug awareness week

Kilkenny drug awareness agencies will be marking Kilkenny Drug Awareness week this week with a ceremony in the city centre.

Times are a-changing as heroin use explodes onto Kilkenny streets

Some people were shocked, others nodded in a knowing manner when the news filtered through that there had been three local deaths last week and all of the deceased were heroin addicts.

Dawn swoops as gardai raid 40 premises in heroin crackdown

Heroin dealers in the south-east region were targeted yesterday by 70 Gardai involved in a year-long surveillance operation organised to avert drug dealing in the region.

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