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Can Social Media Help Addiction Recovery?

These days, Twelve Step programmes are available to help recovery from any addiction. They have several defining characteristics: Acceptance, Self-help and Spirituality being notably significant. Perhaps less appreciated is the concept of Community that they all contain. The Power of ‘We’ The power of addiction cannot be overcome alone; help is needed and there is […]

Citizen’s information for free drug addiction services

Where to Access Free Drug Addiction Help If you require free treatment for drug addiction, various options are available to you – however, it will depend on your needs and severity. In the public health service, non-residential treatment is free of charge. You can claim free addiction treatment services provided by HSE Drug and Alcohol […]

Addicted to Cocaine? Use Our Self-Assessment Tool to Find Out

Cocaine Self-Assessment Quiz This self-assessment addiction tool will help you to evaluate whether you have an addictive relationship to cocaine and whether you may need to speak to a professional. Do you frequently take cocaine and find that once you start, you can’t stop? The quiz questions below can help you find out if you […]

Free 2 Minute Gambling Addiction Self-Assessment

Are You a Problem Gambler? Gambling Addiction Self-Assessment The below self-assessment aims to indicate whether you or a loved one is addicted to gambling. The questions below relate to real-life experiences common to gamblers and those suffering from a gambling addiction. Read the questions carefully and see if any similar challenges within the past 12 […]

What are The Best Options for Drug and Alcohol Treatment in Ireland?

There are Four Types of Addiction Treatment Services in Ireland They can be broken down into: Charitable treatment centres Church-run centres State-run facilities Private rehabs (self-funding/health insurance) If you require immediate help, support or advice on your options, get in touch with us here. Or speak to us on Live Chat. Charity-run rehab facilities: It’s important you […]

Do You Have an Unhealthy Addiction to Love?

Do You Identify with the Seven Signs of Love Addiction? Co-dependency and a person addicted to love are closely related. Needing to be in love often Putting a romantic partner on a pedestal Obsessing over a romantic interest or experiencing cravings, withdrawals, euphoria with their partner Needing to fall in love often, and above all […]

Is Your Partner’s Porn Addiction Ruining Your Life?

Porn Addiction Nearly Ruined My Marriage – Don’t Let it Happen to Yours Please read my story if you don’t believe that porn is a real addiction. My husband’s fix was online porn and acting out – over the years, it destroyed me, him, and our family. In the beginning, I fell into the notion […]

Understanding The Pain of Alcohol Induced Panic Attacks

Alcohol and Anxiety: Panic Attacks After or During Drinking Are you suffering from alcohol-induced panic attacks? Consuming alcohol can trigger panic attacks, while others experience extreme nervousness after drinking. However, regular panic attacks induced by alcohol are a serious matter that can lead to addiction. If you start drinking and cannot always stop or predict […]

Quiz: Could you have an alcohol abuse problem?

Alcohol Self-Assessment Test Are you concerned that you might be drinking too much alcohol? Have you asked yourself “am I an alcoholic?” This self-evaluation for an alcohol use disorder will screen you for symptoms of alcohol addiction. The below self-assessment questionnaire screens for dangerous or harmful alcohol consumption, which can help you identify whether you […]

The Painkiller Drug Crisis in Ireland

Tackling rural drug addiction: ‘People are buying boxes and boxes of codeine-based drugs’ As drug addiction experts in County Louth, we know all too well that the prescription drug crisis across Ireland is consistently getting worse. Smarmore Castle is a rehab facility an hour’s drive from Dublin, which has treated over 1,500 reclaim their lives […]

Alcohol addiction services ‘woefully inadequate’

Ireland’s alcohol problem needs more free resources & funding As a rehab facility in Ireland, we know all too well about the lack of quality alcohol addiction resources and services available in the country. That’s one of the primary reasons that we opened Smarmore Castle in 2015 in County Louth. After seeing success from our […]

List of resources for alcoholism in Ireland & NI

Alcohol Addiction Support: Charities, Rehabs & Free Help Smarmore Castle in County Louth is one of Ireland’s best alcohol and drug rehab clinics offering tonnes of addiction support. Over a thousand people have entered our drug and alcohol addiction facility, many of which have gone on to achieve life-long sobriety and abstinence. If you’re struggling […]