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Alcohol


Alcohol is the number one drug of choice in Ireland with one in 10 being estimated as alcoholic, with this having a direct negative effect on at least 5 other people. Alcohol abuse acts as a gateway for other drug use and ultimately to addiction.

Used long term alcohol can cause liver damage, heart disease and other health problems and eventually physical dependency develops.

Long before the problems abovementioned are present, alcoholism has a serious impact on the individual’s confidence and ability to achieve goals in life. It affects relationships at every level in society

Is alcohol controlling your life?

By answering these questions honestly you will learn more about how drinking has affected your life.

  • Is there unhappiness in your home life due to your drinking?
  • Do you neglect your family or your relationships because of drink?
  • Do you drink to give yourself confidence in your relationships?
  • Are people remarking on the amount you are drinking?
  • Do you drink to escape worries or difficulties?
  • Have you missed time at work because of your drinking?
  • Is your efficiency at work affected by your drinking?
  • Do you sometimes feel remorseful after drinking?
  • Are your finances in difficulty because of your drinking?
  • Do you ever have to go for a ‘ cure’ ?
  • Does your drinking affect your ability to have a good night’s sleep?
  • Do you avoid conversations concerning the affect of drinking on your health?
  • Do you suffer from memory loss as a result of your drinking?
  • Has your doctor ever treated you for the effects of your drinking?

If you have answered yes to 5 of these questions or your answers concern you, please contact us in confidence at 065-684 0944 or by e-mail at bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie

We can guide you and assist you to making positive changes in your life by calling us in confidence at 065-684 0944 or submit details to bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie

For further details visit the AA Website or Al Anon Website




Bushypark House

Ennis
Phone: 065-684 0944
Fax : 065-684 0450
E-mail : bushyparkhouse@clarecare.ie

Counsellor on duty: 8am to 9pm (Call in confidence for support, advice and information)

How to find us

From Limerick

Leaving limerick city follow signs for Galway, Shannon or Ennis. After approx 25km takes the Ennistymon/ Cliffs of Moher/Ennis Exit off dual carriageway. Follow the signs through to the third roundabout (clare abbey). Take the second exit towards Kilrush/Ennistymon. Continue to the Claureen Road roundabout. Take first exit onto the N68. Continue for 1.5km until you reach the Texaco Garage/Oliver Walsh Motors. Turn left at the side of the garage, you will see signpost for BushyPark House. Follow this road for 2km keeping to the left at fork on road. Continue 500metres and see gates of house in front of you on a bend. Please use second gate as entrance to the house.

From Galway

Follow N18 from Galway until you reach a dual carriageway, take the first left exit 500 metres after you get on this new road, signposted for Barefield/Ennis. Follow signs when you come off this road for Ennis. Go through the Ballymaley Roundabout (small roundabout). When coming into Ennis town proceed until you reach a roundabout, (there is a statoil garage and McDonalds on the right at this roundabout). Take first right exit, following signs for Shannon/Limerick. At next roundabout take the third exit, signposted for Ennistymon/Lahinch. Go straight through the next roundabout (Claureen Road) and continue for1.5km until you reach a Texaco Garage. Turn left at the side of the garage, you will see signpost for BushyPark House. Follow this road for 2km keeping to the left at fork on road. Continue 500metres and see gates of house in front of you on a bend. Please use second gate as entrance to the house.