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More than 70 people with heroin dependence attend a methadone clinic in Galway, a meeting of the HSE West’s regional health forum was told recently. Methadone, an opioid substitute, is used to help treat people who are addicted to heroin.
It is winter. Cold out. Most of us sane people cosy up to a toasty, warm, fire in the evening. On the other hand there are the hardy souls of the Atlantic Masters Swimming Club who plunge into the icy ocean at all times of the year and live to tell the tale and even thrive on the experience.
October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, a day when mental health awareness and the importance of looking after our mental wellbeing is promoted globally and locally.
Facing into his long road of rehabilitation Tom Parsons spoke this week about how appreciative he has been for the messages of support that have flooded in following his horrific injury against Galway last month.
After an absence of almost one month, a bus service to cater for the day centre at St Francis Primary Care Unit in Newcastle, has been reinstated, a move which has been welcomed by Independent TD Catherine Connolly.
For many people, the new year comes as an opportunity to kick some old habits and start afresh.
This time of year many of us make positive lifestyle changes, quitting cigarettes being one of the top New Year’s resolutions. This is brilliant news, as more than 5,200 lives are lost to tobacco related illness each year in Ire land. But many people soon begin to find it hard and abandon their efforts. The highly addictive nature of nicotine is due to its effect on adrenal hormones, blood sugar, and brain chemistry. The good news is there are simple dietary changes that support the body and mind and reduce the unwanted cravings and side-effects.
Tired of trying to kick the habit? Weary of not being able to ditch the cigarettes?
With many of us abandoning our new year’s resolutions almost as soon as we begin, pharmacists are reminding people that they are there to offer support to those who want to have a healthier lifestyle.
A Tuam man who gardaí found buying heroin in a Dublin flat to sell to his friends in Galway has received a suspended jail sentence.