A recovering gambling addict who attempted suicide after spending £250,000 at the bookies has said a ban on using credit cards to place bets is “not enough” to tackle problem betting.
Managers of an alcohol rehabilitation centre say the impact of Universal Credit on service users has left the facility struggling to balance the books.
The eyes of the world are on Dundee as it sets out its plan to tackle drug deaths following a damning report earlier this year.
There is little evidence to suggest that gaming addiction is a clinically unhealthy habit for young people, scientists claim, calling existing fears “exaggerated”.
‘The first thing I did in the morning was make myself a double vodka and water’: Dundee man turns his life around with the help of community group
“The first thing I did in the morning was make myself a double vodka and water,” said Ian Thomas, speaking of his 26-year alcohol addiction.
A wellness garden aimed at helping those with mental health and addiction issues will open later this week.
Candy Crush makers King have said they acknowledge the seriousness of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) decision to recognise video game addiction as a disease – but fell short of stating whether they agree with it in a grilling from MPs.
The number of drug deaths in Dundee linked to etizolam has risen by more than 500%.
Drug addicts say they are reluctant to carry a lifesaving device containing an antidote to opioid overdose as they believe police will search them if they see it.
Two charity workers have outlined ambitious plans to create a live-in rehabilitation centre for drug addicts in the city – and now they are calling for financial backers to make the dream a reality.
A new approach must be adopted to tackle addiction in Northern Ireland, a leading addiction charity has said.
Heavy drinking can alter DNA in ways that increase the desire for alcohol, new research suggests.
Support group Recovery Dundee has started 2019 with a bang after holding its second “hangover-free” New Year party at Discovery Point.
An inquiry into the impact of immersive technologies such as virtual and augmented reality has been launched by a House of Commons select committee.
A mum has opened up about how she overcame addiction to prescription drugs as she launched a Christmas appeal for homeless people.
Fall in number of Dundee smokers as youngsters ‘increasingly realise it’s a really silly thing to do’
The number of smokers in Dundee has fallen by 12% in the past four years.
The majority of Britons can not make it through dinner at home without checking their phone, such is our addiction to technology, new research from YouGov claims.
Concerns over addiction to video games such as Fortnite among young people are “inevitable” but parents must also take responsibility for their children’s gaming habits, an industry expert has said.
The Tele articles today and yesterday highlight the real life issues for people involved with drugs.
A man who downloaded indecent images of children told police officers he had been abused as a child himself and said it was “an addiction”.