Blogs

July 3, 2017

Ireland has the third highest drug-death rate in the European Union. Ireland’s numbers alone are four times higher than the average rate of drug-death across the EU as a whole. 6,096 people died of drug related deaths between the years of 2004 and 2014 in Ireland. 697 people died in 2014. The National Alcohol Diary Survey revealed that 150,000 people in Ireland are dependent upon alcohol. 1.35 million people or more are classified as harmful drinkers. For the survey, 30 percent of the people said they have experienced harmful consequences because of their drinking.

June 30, 2017

200,000 people in Ireland are affected by eating disorders according to The Eating DIsorders Association of Ireland. Each year, 80 deaths occur as a result of eating disorders, severe mental health issues which cause extreme physical distress. Of those with eating disorders in Ireland, 85% of them are young females ranging in age from girls in their teens to young women in their early twenties. Anorexia nervosa, one of the most frequently occurring eating disorders, has one of the highest fatality rates across mental health disorders.

June 29, 2017

Prescription pill addiction has been a worsening problem for Ireland as it has for many countries around the world. Many opioid substances have been legal in Ireland for some time and prescription pain medication has been no less of a problem for Irish citizens than it has in other areas around the world.

June 28, 2017

The 2017 Global Drugs Survey has revealed that Ireland is the world’s leading consumer of MDMA, a party drug commonly known as ecstasy. 39.7 percent of respondents admitted taking MDMA either in pill form, its most popular form, or using in powder form, a relatively new development, within the last twelve months. Compared to the 2016 results, however, the numbers, though shocking, are an improvement. In 2016, 58 percent of Irish respondents had taken MDMA.

June 27, 2017

Fixed-odds betting terminals are taking Britain and Europe by storm. Highly addictive gambling machines are being inconspicuously placed in everyday locations, casinos and betting houses not included.

June 26, 2017

Sex addiction can range from private behaviors at home to risky behaviors in public which can solicit criminal accusations. If you suspect your partner to be a sex addict, here are the three steps to take.