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Easing the transition: The relationship between alcohol and the labour activity in the over 50s population of the UK

December 12, 2016

Employers to do more to support over 50s on risks of alcohol in later life – new report Recent retirees are more likely to drink every day Almost one third of older drinkers in the professional occupational class drink 5-7 days a week A quarter of the professional occupational class aged 60-69 drink heavily – […]

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Pictured launching the app is (L-R): Alex Bunting and Thelma Abernethy, Addiction NI; Gordon Milligan, Deputy Group Chief Executive, Translink; Amy Kieran, Business in the Community.

Innovative new app launched to help NI workers keep tabs on their drinking habits

November 15, 2016

Innovative new app launched to help NI workers keep tabs on their drinking habits  ADDICTION NI, in partnership with Business in the Community, has developed a new mobile phone app to help employees across Northern Ireland keep track of their drinking habits by calculating the number of units in their drinks and how long their […]

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‘I’d a great family, lovely home and two cars in the driveway, but I lost it all through drink

With Alcohol Awareness Week under way, one Belfast dad tells Karen Ireland how his drinking cost him his wife, family and home, leaving him suicidal. Michael Bailey (40), lives in Belfast. He has three children aged 13, nine and three. He says: When I was in my 30s life was good. I was married and […]

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Pictured: (L-R) Front row: Elizabeth Millar (Omexom), Hannah Crossey (Omexom), Kyle Coolidge (Omexom). Back row: Alana Crossan (Omexom), Clare Doran (HR Manager, Omexom), Simon Innis (Managing Director, Omexom), Alex Bunting (Project sponsor, Addiction NI), Sam McCullough (Addiction NI), Regina Cox (Addiction NI), Christine Stitt (Omexom).

Vinci UK Foundation Mobilises Support for Addiction NI

October 10, 2016

  NEW PARTNERSHIP SECURES MOBILE unit TO Address substance & alcohol addiction across NORTHERN IRELAND Addiction NI to partner with VINCI UK foundation. Charity to receive £12,000 grant to purchase new unit and support to help people in recovery improve their employability. A £12,000 funding award by the VINCI UK Foundation will fund a new […]

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Drink, Work & Me Launch Online Employer Toolkit

July 20, 2016

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Gordon Milligan, Deputy Group Chief Executive, Translink  & Thelma Abernethy, CEO, Addiction NI

Institute of Directors NI Partners with Addiction NI

June 20, 2016

Addiction NI Charity of the Year for Institute of Directors NI The Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland has announced Addiction NI as its Charity of the Year for 2016/2017. Addiction NI is a locally based alcohol and drug charity that has been delivering community based services in Northern Ireland for almost 40 years. They […]

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Leading Addiction & Mental Health Charities Join Forces

Leading Addiction & Mental Health Charities Join Forces

June 16, 2016

PRESS RELEASE :  Leading Addiction and Mental Health Charities Join Forces Addiction NI are pleased to announce that we will be joining the Niamh Group (The Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health) Addiction NI. Bringing Addiction NI into Niamh Group represents a positive and innovative move towards a more joined-up approach to overall mental health […]

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Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

April 19, 2016

    David Smyth is the President of Addiction NI and has been member of the Executive Committee since 1993. He worked as a barrister for 18yrs before being appointed a QC. In 1990 he joined the NI Judiciary and continues to work part-time as a judge. In order to raise funds for Addiction NI […]

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New Ambassadors for Addiction NI

Jamie Hamilton & Caolán Irwin Revving Up Support for Addiction NI

March 10, 2016

Addiction NI is delighted to announce two new Charity Ambassadors, Motorbike Racing Champions Jamie Hamilton and Caolán Irwin. Not content with pushing themselves to the limit on their bikes they are now taking on addiction and are ready to challenge the stigma which currently surrounds alcohol and drug dependency. Read more here    

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Largest ever study into Alcohol & the Over 50s Released Today

January 18, 2016

          Thelma Abernethy talks about the Launch of Report into Alcohol and the Over 50s Biggest ever study of its kind reveals attitudes towards alcohol and ageing could be leaving over 50s at increased risk of harm from alcohol. A hidden population of over 50s at increasing risk from their drinking […]

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