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An addiction counsellor has warned of a surge in those seeking help with cocaine addiction | Read more:

10.9.2019

An addiction counsellor has warned of a surge in those seeking help with cocaine addiction | Read more:

An addiction counsellor at the Cuan Mhuire addiction treatment centre in Bruree, Co Limerick has warned of a surge in those seeking help with cocaine addiction.

He said that the biggest problem on that waiting list is those addicted to cocaine who are crying out for help.

25-year-old Conor, who is currently going through a 20-week treatment programme at the centre, said he became addicted to cocaine and tablets as young as 13 years of age.

He took it by choice, but would warn young teenagers to make different choices because of the way drugs make the lives of addicts and their families completely unmanageable.

Read more: RTÉ News

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