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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New Drinking Guidelines


January 8, 2016

New Drinking Guidelines – What You Need to Know NEW DRINKING GUIDELINES RESPONSE FROM ADDICTION NI   Addiction NI, the leading local alcohol and drug treatment Charity in NI, welcomes the consistency on alcohol messaging guidelines by the 4 chief medical officers in the UK.   This is the first time there has been consistency in […]

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10K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk 2016

January 7, 2016

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Driving the IMpact of Alcohol at Work

Driving the Impact of Alcohol at Work

November 20, 2015

Addiction NI, Business in the Community, FASA and the Social Research Centre have joined forces to raise awareness of alcohol issues in the workplace as part of the ‘Drink, Work & Me’ programme during Alcohol Awareness Week (16 – 22 November 2015). Read more  

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Launch of the Drink Wise, Age Well Advisory and Impact Group

Over 50s Urged to Drink Wise and Age Well

November 18, 2015

  A ground-breaking initiative to reduce alcohol related harm in over 50s has been launched at Parliament Buildings. Led in Northern Ireland by local charity Addiction NI, the Big Lottery funded programme brings together a UK wide consortium of stakeholders under the banner Drink Wise, Age Well. Speaking at today’s launch of the Drink Wise, […]

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Rethink Good Health -‘Drink Wise, Age Well’ Programme Announced

November 6, 2014

The battle against alcohol misuse in Northern Ireland is being boosted by a health initiative announced today by the Big Lottery Fund. The Big Lottery Fund is investing £4.2 million into an alcohol-related harm prevention and awareness programme. Run in partnership with Addiction NI and partners, it will support people aged over 50 living in […]

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Highlighting some of the key facts about the cost of alcohol addiction and the work of Addiction NI are from left  Lisburn Mayor Margaret Tolerton, Addiction NI Director Thelma Abernethy, Minister of Health Edwin Poots MLA, Dame Mary Peters  Chairman Dr George O'Neill and (seated) service user Sam Gordon.

Province-wide Launch for Addiction NI

October 15, 2013

Addiction NI has held an event to mark the availability of our counselling-based programmes across Northern Ireland. The event, hosted by Lisburn City Council, was attended by Health Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, Dame Mary Peters and Lisburn Mayor, Margaret Tolerton. As well as presentations from Addiction NI, a number of Addiction NI service users outlined […]

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Senior Counsellor Alan Coleman Talks about Older Focus

November 24, 2011 Counsellor Alan Coleman on NvTv “Our Parlour”. Addiction NI Senior Counsellor Alan Coleman appeared on the NvTv programme “Our Parlour” to discuss the charity’s Older Focus, which is a specialist treatment programme for the over 55’s. The interview discusses the issues facing older people in Northern Ireland and raises awareness of alcohol […]

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