Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323812
Title:
The growth of alcohol addiction
Authors:
Ó Domhnaill, Seán
Citation:
O Domhnaill S. The growth of alcohol addiction. Nurs Gen Prac. 2014 Jul, 20-22
Publisher:
Nursing in General Practice
Journal:
Nursing in General Practice
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323812
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Despite all the media hype around the importation and dissemination of illicit drugs, it remains true that alcohol is still, as drugs of addiction or abuse go, our favourite tipple. Harmful use of alcohol is associated with approximately 25 per cent of our healthcare spend annually, but still it is the illegal drugs that are used by a significant, but small, minority of Irish men and women that grab the headlines. Of course, we have always had a love/hate relationship with alcohol. We have been using and abusing it as a nation for the past hundred years, albeit the level of use has escalated dramatically with the increase in disposable income of the past thirty years. From the days when alcohol was strictly confined to public houses and off-licences or restaurants, we have reached a point in our history when you can pop into your petrol station and buy a crate of beer for €20 without anyone raising an eyelid. For all that, the level of addiction to alcohol and of harmful use of alcohol remains fairly stable over the past three decades, with approximately one in six alcohol drinkers developing problematic use.
Keywords:
ALCOHOL MISUSE

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorÓ Domhnaill, Seánen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-25T10:55:38Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-25T10:55:38Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationO Domhnaill S. The growth of alcohol addiction. Nurs Gen Prac. 2014 Jul, 20-22en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323812-
dc.descriptionDespite all the media hype around the importation and dissemination of illicit drugs, it remains true that alcohol is still, as drugs of addiction or abuse go, our favourite tipple. Harmful use of alcohol is associated with approximately 25 per cent of our healthcare spend annually, but still it is the illegal drugs that are used by a significant, but small, minority of Irish men and women that grab the headlines. Of course, we have always had a love/hate relationship with alcohol. We have been using and abusing it as a nation for the past hundred years, albeit the level of use has escalated dramatically with the increase in disposable income of the past thirty years. From the days when alcohol was strictly confined to public houses and off-licences or restaurants, we have reached a point in our history when you can pop into your petrol station and buy a crate of beer for €20 without anyone raising an eyelid. For all that, the level of addiction to alcohol and of harmful use of alcohol remains fairly stable over the past three decades, with approximately one in six alcohol drinkers developing problematic use.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNursing in General Practiceen_GB
dc.subjectALCOHOL MISUSEen_GB
dc.titleThe growth of alcohol addictionen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNursing in General Practiceen_GB
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