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Poets Corner: Mind, Body and Soul

Having been inspired by Alan Finn’s pieces relating to the issue of drugs, I decided to submit some of my own work which was done during my time in detox and residential rehab. It was the beginning of a journey that ended up changing my life. Over the coming weeks, the FRG.ie have kindly agreed... 

Poets Corner: Everyone’s Fault But Mine

Having been inspired by Alan Finn’s pieces relating to the issue of drugs, I decided to submit some of my own work which was done during my time in detox and residential rehab. It was the beginning of a journey that ended up changing my life. Over the coming weeks, the FRG.ie have kindly agreed... 

Poets Corner: It’s Life, But Not As I Know It

Having been inspired by Alan Finn’s pieces relating to the issue of drugs, I decided to submit some of my own work which was done during my time in detox and residential rehab. It was the beginning of a journey that ended up changing my life. Over the coming weeks, the FRG.ie have kindly agreed... 

Casadh: Dublin 8 Addiction Recovery Service Launches Website

The Newmarket-based substance misuse recovery centre, Casadh, has launched a brand new website. This is a website that I have been working hard on, for the past few months, and it has been launched yesterday. The launch date was set to coincide with the organisations’ film premiere in Liberty... 

Lockout-Inspired Play, By RADE, Free To All This December

The organisation RADE, whose speciality is promoting recovery from drug abuse through performance in drama and entertainment, has this year decided to produce a play based on the Lock Out in honour of its centenary. People recovering from addiction have donned bonnets and caps to recapture the spirit... 

A Series Of Poems, Wrote In Detox, That Helped To Change A Life!

We have been given a series of poems which are to be published on a weekly basis, that depict a former addicts journey out of heroin addiction. They contain some very interesting insights into a persons mentality whilst undergoing this process, so we just had to share them with you. Sean O’Seoigh,... 

Poets Corner: The Wake Up Call

Having been inspired by Alan Finn’s pieces relating to the issue of drugs, I decided to submit some of my own work which was done during my time in detox and residential rehab. It was the beginning of a journey that ended up changing my life. Over the coming weeks, the FRG.ie have kindly agreed... 

Unforeseen Consequences Of Banning Smoking On Hospital Grounds

The Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital here in Cork Street, Dublin 8, has brought in a change recently that put a stop to staff, patients, and visitors alike, when it come’s to smoking on hospital grounds. Smoking is a serious addiction and people who smoke do so because they are... 

Drug Prevention: Community Groups Coming Together!

On Friday coming, the 22nd of November 2013, we will be taking part in a gathering of local community groups from the area, which is aimed at creating better methods of drug addiction prevention, through dialogue between the groups, and through the sharing of ideas. The annual event is run by the South... 

Casadh To Premier Their 1st Film: Locked Out! (Nov 29)

The Casadh treatment centre, based in Newmarket, are to premiere their first ever film, at Liberty Hall on Eden Quay in Dublin 1 on Friday the 29th of November 2013. The Dublin 8 drug treatment programme have been doing sterling work here in our community for many years, and this film is yet another... 

Poets Corner: You Drug Pusher

The clothes on your back were stolen by an addict, you didn’t give them money you gave them Crack You are a drug pusher no one wants Your neighbors happily play along but what you don’t know that they are sticking their dagger in to your back once your back is turned You’re a drug pusher no one... 

Cuts Create Resilience In Drugs Task Force

Spellman awards, from left: Rachel Griffin, Chloe McKevitt, Kelly Crosby, Aaron Lynch, Superintendant Lorraine Wheatley, Oisin McMahon, Shane Crosby, Jordan Collins, Dylan Helch. PLEASE NOTE: This article was originally wrote by News Four journalist, Liam Cahill, and was originally published in the... 

Community Addiction Programme (CAP) launches new website, annual report and ‘Addiction’ play

Pictured above, from left to right, Micheal Murtagh (CAP board member), Elaine Mulvaney (CAP Co-ordinator), Jack Roche (CAP board chairman) and Damien Hughes (FRG/Solid Website Design). On Thursday the 27th of June the Community Addiction Programme (CAP) published their annual report, hosted a play... 

Local News & Opinion

The Royal Hospital is currently hosting the 7 Up Winter Wonderland and will do so till the 9th of January 2012. It houses a circus, fun fair with a selection of rides, Christmas market and an ice rink. I visited it myself and while I found the prices expensive for some of the rides (in excess of 4 euro),... 

Mass for those who died from Gambling Related Deaths

For all those mums, dads, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters who have died from gambling addiction throughout Ireland there will be a memorial mass “Hear the silence, feel the pain” on the 19th of April at 5.45pm in St. Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Marlbourgh Street, Dublin 1. Red wreaths for those... 

Poets Corner: The Hit

The stroke it done, the cash in the palm. I phone one of the many dealer’s, and Meet them on high I’m alone in me gaff, this is what I need I fish out my bag of Tricks, and use the new. I empty the Q of beige powder on to the spoon, Mix in some water and some citric, I light me lighter under Me... 
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