Suzi Lyons

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A recent seizure of cocaine by gardaí in  Portarlington, Co Laois. The HRB  found  “there is a steady increase in the number of cases presenting with problem use of cocaine as an additional drug, up from 458 in 2013 to 844 in 2019”. Photograph:  An Garda Siochana/PA

Many people now seeking help for alcohol addiction are drinking more in a day that they should be in a week under recommended weekly alcohol limits, t(...)

A total of 1,500 people sought help for cocaine addiction in 2017 – a 32 per cent rise from the 1,138 who sought help the previous year. Six years earlier, in 2011, the number was 770.

The number of people seeking treatment for cocaine addiction increased by over 30 per cent in a year and almost doubled since 2011, figures published (...)

There has been a steady increase in the percentage of people who are already alcohol dependent when they present. Photograph: Eric Luke

Women’s drinking habits are becoming more similar to men’s with more than two-thirds of women who presented to the State’s alcohol treatment services (...)

The rate of drug-induced deaths in Ireland is the third highest in Europe and stands at four times the EU rate, according to a new report.The report (...)

There were more than 40,000 cases treated for problem alcohol consumption between 2008 and 2012, according to latest figures.

An almost 17 per cent increase in the number of people returning for treatment over a five-year period reflects a growth in the number of cases(...)