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alcohol addiction – an Irish problem

Sex addiction – an Irish problem

Eliminating the Shame of Sex Addiction As sex addiction specialists and therapists, we are aware of the growing concern about the rising levels of sexual addiction across Ireland. For sufferers of sex, porn and love addiction – this is a serious problem. It is a clinical phenomenon, which is highly prevalent around the country, contrary to disbelief. “It was hell,” says Joe, who is 10 years in recovery. John adds: “Every night I came home guilty and every morning I woke up miserable.” [1]. Whilst there are few official statistics about its prevalence in Ireland, our admissions team come across…

Irish Addiction Services see a major increase in demand since Christmas 2020/1

Irish Addiction Services see a major increase

Irish Addiction Services see a major increase in demand since Christmas 2020/1 Smarmore Castle is an addiction treatment centre about 45 minutes north of Dublin.  This means we are on the frontline coping with addiction problems here in Ireland. With many of us stuck in our homes since early 2020, life has inevitably become harder.  A lot of callers to Smarmore experienced at least some difficulty accessing drugs during the pandemic and as a result, some reported buying larger quantities online or from a different dealer, in a sense stockpiling. Being at home and working with the family around suites…