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Later this next month the Centre will publish its ‘Outcomes Report’, which will provide a detailed analysis of the trends it has experienced in the treatment of addiction over the last 38 years. An executive summary of its Outcomes Report was released today.
The Outcome Report also found that people aged between 30 and 49 years old were most likely to seek treatment.
There has also been an increase in the 18-24 year old group seeking treatment.
“Our research reveals that alcohol remains the most common addiction affecting people in Ireland today,” commented Ms Maebh Leahy the Chief Executive of the Rutland Centre.
“However other addictions are rising also and in particular gambling which is very often the hidden addiction in Irish society due to the stigma associated with coming forward.”
The Centre also launched ‘Recovery Month’ which consists of a month-long programme of activity for the public and healthcare professionals to raise awareness of addiction recovery and treatment.
The Rutland Centre treats over 400 people per annum for addictions to substances including alcohol and drugs (prescribed or otherwise) and behavioural addictions, including gambling, sex and eating disorders.