Alcohol abuse still main addiction issue

ALCOHOL remains the top drug of choice for those attending Cork addiction treatment centre Tabor Lodge although increases in poly-drug use, heroin and mental illness were also recorded in 2015.

Seventy-five percent (163) of the 218 clients at Tabor Lodge’s Primary Residential Treatment centre were admitted for alcohol abuse last year.
Tabor Lodge announced the findings at the launch of their 2015 annual report at The Lord Mayor’s Chambers in City Hall this week.
Speaking at the launch Chairman, Pat Coughlan reported “that once again Alcohol remained the ‘drug of choice’ among addicted people attending treatment services at the Tabor Group in 2015.”
A 10% increase in heroin use was recorded among residents at Tabor Lodge’s Extended Treatment Centre for Men.
Younger people presented for treatment last year with the majority of men (58%) being in the 18-24 age group and 82% being under the age of 34. A 34% increase in abuse reports were noted in the past year, rising from 27% to now 61% in 2015

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