October 17, 2018

HOOKED  – An Exhibition on Addiction at the Science Gallery, London

I watch a rather world-weary woman reading aloud - a ‘goodbye letter to alcohol’. It is an exercise that I often use when working with patients at Castle Craig Hospital and will be familiar to anyone with experience of addiction therapy.  It is an effective recovery technique. Nothing new there.

September 27, 2018

Can Ireland Learn from Britain’s Drinks Lobby?


There’s a useful lesson that Irish politicians can learn from Public Health England, the policy-making body of the NHS: watch out for the drinks industry lobby.

In the British media there is a furore over the drinks industry’s influence over Public Health England’s policy on alcohol.


December 8, 2017

The Festive Season.  

For many, those words mean parties, self-indulgence, excessive eating and drinking, followed by a good sporting event on the TV (with perhaps a bet or two on the outcome). Happy days.

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