Social Isolation Putting Increased Difficulty On Recovering Addicts


By Cian O Broin

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Recovered alcoholic Noel Considine has stressed the difficulty of social isolation on recovering addicts throughout the pandemic.

The Clarecastle man suffered from alcoholism for 30 years. Affecting every area of his life, his addiction led to nine hospitalisations before the age of 21, all in the hope of “drying out.”

Seven years ago, he stood on a bridge in Limerick City on a cold Christmas Eve, with the intention of taking his own life. Saving himself from certain death, Noel decided to receive treatment from Bushy Park that Christmas, marking his sixth enrolment in a…click here to continue reading