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The Son & Heir: taking everything for granted
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Being the parent of an alcoholic can have life long challenges. In the second of our three part piece, we re-visit the story of Sonny.
1 September 2021 Health
The sinister side of athleticism
The Olympic Games brought to light the mental health struggles of some of the athletes and the strain that trying to achieve at that level can put on a person. Writes psychotherapist Enda Murphy
30 June 2021 Ask Miriam
Dear Miriam: My daughter’s addicted to exercise
Dear Miriam, my daughter’s addicted to exercise and I don’t know what to do
Mental Health: Alcoholic parent, anxious child
Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional families (ACOA) is the reason behind most anxiety and depression that you’ve never heard of, Writes Psychotherapist Enda Murphy.
30 June 2021 Health
Book reviews: Irish Country Living recommends
The staff at the Irish Farmers Journal have compiled some books that have impressed them over the past few years. Why not add some to your reading list?
17 March 2021 Books
The games have stopped, but the gambling hasn’t
Now the fastest growing addiction in Ireland, psychologist Enda Murphy shares how to cope with a gambling problem during lockdown
6 June 2020 News
The games have stopped, but the gambling hasn’t
Now the fastest growing addiction in Ireland, psychologist Enda Murphy shares how to cope with a gambling problem during lockdown
3 June 2020 Features
Quitting smoking: try and try again
In the past five years, 165,000 people have successfully given up smoking in Ireland. Margaret Hawkins hears from Martina Blake of the HSE about how continuing to try quitting is key and from a Donegal woman who is glad she has finally quit
26 February 2020 Health
‘I was taking cocaine on the farm just to stay awake’
One dairy farmer discusses his battle with cocaine addiction and the road to recovery with Hannah Quinn-Mulligan
29 January 2020 Health
'Living with addiction can tear you apart'
Dear Miriam, my advice to anybody living with a loved one with addiction is to let go
6 February 2019 Ask Miriam
My husband is an alcoholic; but how can I look after myself?
Dear Miriam, my husband is an alcoholic, but I would love advice on how to look after myself
9 January 2019 Ask Miriam
Dealing with drugs - a guide for concerned parents
With 19% of Irish 16-year-olds having used cannabis, Irene Bermingham asks Dr Bobby Smyth from the HSE's adolescent addiction service for his advice for concerned parents.
10 October 2018 Features