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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 have a problem with alcohol or not. Take the test When you’ve answered the questions we’ll provide you with some advice about alcoholism and what you should do next. You can also explore some more options below. Alcohol unit guide: Small glass of red/white/rosé wine…

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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 facilities in Scotland and abroad, we saw the alcohol crisis in Ireland and knew that we could do something to help. If you feel alone and that there is nothing available to help you, look no further. Here at Smarmore Castle, we treat alcoholism with…

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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 with alcohol or drug abuse, we’re here for you and can offer advice on the best course of action you need to take to seek treatment. Your first step To assess your needs and provide you with the right medical help, therapies and treatments we…

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Alcohol and Recovery on St Patrick’s Day

St Patrick’s Day is synonymous with alcohol and this can be difficult if you are in early recovery from alcoholism. Even with bars and pubs shut this St Patrick’s Day it is hard to avoid discounts on sales of alcohol in the shops, and news reports say that people will still be meeting in secret to celebrate the big day. Many people wouldn’t believe it if we said that you can spend a happy and sober St Patrick’s Day, without drinking alcohol. Leaving alcohol behind on a day which is based around Guiness and Bailey’s doesn’t sound like the most…

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Secret Drinking – How to spot the Signs Of Hidden Alcoholism

Hidden Signs of Alcoholism How can you see the signs of secret drinking when people with an alcohol problem become so good at hiding it from those they spend time with? Many people enjoy a nice glass of wine occasionally, or a pint in a pub. But how can you tell when things get out of hand and alcohol consumption becomes an addictive habit? Alcohol addiction isn’t always easy to spot, and this can trick people into believing they don’t need help. This means it’s often left to those around them to notice the signs. You may be left wondering…

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Chest Pains After Drinking Alcohol

Causes, Symptoms and How to Help Picture the scene: it’s the morning after a particularly heavy night before in Dublin’s pubs and clubs. You wake up, and alongside the murky memories and bloodshot eyes, you also feel an ache in your chest. Does this sound familiar? Perhaps you’ve experienced chest pain after a binge-drinking session with your friends, or during the festive season when drinking is aplenty. Described above is what some medical professionals have called ‘holiday heart syndrome’, when you experience an erratic heartbeat, feelings of breathlessness, or chest pain after drinking alcohol. It is called this because of…

Alcoholism and Pregnancy

Alcoholism and Pregnancy

Alcohol Use in Pregnancy Anything that a pregnant mother consumes also gets consumed by her unborn child. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 10 pregnant women drink and 1 in 50 women binge drink which is more than five drinks a day. – Alcoholism rates in Ireland. It is important for pregnant mothers to never drink during their pregnancy or to get help if they have to protect the health of their child. Alcohol gets passed on to the baby through the umbilical cord. There is never a safe amount of alcohol to drink while pregnant and…