Addiction Advice

For patients and families Advice for people who are struggling with addiction - either themselves, or because of a family member or friend. In this section we aim to inform, advise and give hope. Please contact us if you would like us to address a particular issue.

For patients and families Advice for people who are struggling with addiction - either themselves, or because of a family member or friend. In this section we aim to inform, advise and give hope. Please contact us if you would like us to address a particular issue.

June 19, 2019

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your System?

June 12, 2019

June 5, 2019

Sleeping Pill Addiction

Sleeping pills are so widely used these days that we may not think twice when we see someone taking them. There is a dizzying range of sleeping pills available, from herbal supplements to OTC medications to prescription pills - and not all of them are as harmless as one would think. Some sleeping pills can be abused and may even result in addiction. When combined with other drugs, notably alcohol, they can be lethal.

May 29, 2019

The Cycle of Addiction

May 22, 2019

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in Your System?

May 9, 2019

What Is Drug-Induced Psychosis?

When people think of psychosis, they often think of someone acting “crazy” or “psychotic”. Psychosis is more than that, and is classified as a legitimate mental disorder. Although there are many types of psychosis, this article focuses on drug-induced psychosis caused by substance abuse.

May 1, 2019

Do you Suffer From Depression After Giving up Alcohol?

Depression and alcohol abuse are interconnected in many ways. For some, depression causes alcoholism; for others, it comes as a result of drinking. And for some people, depression hits after giving up alcohol. You might be asking then, what’s the point of becoming sober if you’re only going to feel worse? But this post-alcoholic depression is often only temporary. For instance, alcohol withdrawal can cause depression symptoms.

April 26, 2019

Emotional Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Many of us drink to feel happy or relaxed, or to mask or avoid our feelings. Alcohol is a powerful drug that initially can seem like a one-stop solution to any situation. It can even act beneficially if used responsibly. However, when a person starts to abuse alcohol, the emotional effects it produces can turn against them.

April 16, 2019

The Difference Between Binge Drinking and Alcoholism

Many of us have engaged in heavy drinking or know someone who enjoys an occasional binge-drinking session with their friends. Almost certainly, at some point a thought has crossed your mind, “Do you think you’re an alcoholic?” After all, an occasional night of heavy drinking has become the norm. It is now socially acceptable to go to a pub with your friends and have more than the recommended allowance of alcohol.

April 9, 2019

What Are the Benefits of Rehab?

Whether one has an alcohol, drug, or behavioural addiction, the benefits of a rehab can help anyone into a successful and lasting recovery. Ireland offers a variety of treatment options for addiction, ranging from self-help programmes to luxury residential rehabs. Although rehab is not the only option for addiction treatment, depending on the person, it may be the best treatment option.