Author Archives: rolande

What causes Addiction? 27/1/2017 – Occasional blog series.

This is the six million dollar question! If there was a clear, concise answer those of us in the treatment arena could save individuals, families and communities a load of grief and unhappiness. Various specialists have their own strongly held … Continue reading

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The 12 ‘Daze’ Of Christmas

I wrote this blog around the same time last year and have decided to update it to try to help those who wish to drink less at this time of the festive seson or who want to abstain. I love … Continue reading

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Cutting down on Alcohol and Cutting out

In my last blog (July 16th, see under ‘links’ on my website – www.rolandeanderson.ie) I promised to write some suggestions to help people who want to cut back on the amounts they drink or who want to stop drinking altogether … Continue reading

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Harm Reduction and Alcohol

Yonks ago those of us working in the field of alcohol problems used, if asked, to try to decide if someone was ‘alcoholic’ or not. Nowadays we are a little bit more sophisticated and instead try to use the categorisations; Low-risk, … Continue reading

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Go on, Go on, Go on, Go on

Every day of the working week I see people in my work who struggle, to varying degrees, to cope with the reality of alcohol dependence and all of its consequences. Men and women, of all shapes and sizes by the way, … Continue reading

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Meath Community Drug and Alcohol Response (MCDAR)

MCDAR Addiction of all sorts, and problems with alcohol and drugs, impact on everyone, sometimes with devastating consequences, especially for family and friends, but also on community living. Addiction affects people from all walks of life and people of all … Continue reading

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Market Alcohol Sensibly! Messy Monday and the like

I have been a long campaigner against some of the more dubious tactics of the drinks  industry in general which are designed as far as I am concerned only to increase consumption and to ensure continuing profits. The ‘vested interests’ in my view are just focussed … Continue reading

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