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Posts Tagged ‘Addiction’

Fionnula Flanagan Remembers Husband Garrett O’Connor, Addiction Treatment Pioneer

I met him in 1969. In the corridor of the Round Towner Motel in Baltimore. Maryland. Following a Broadway run, I was on a national tour with Lovers, the play that had brought me to the US. He was an Irish psychiatrist running the Psychiatric Emergency Clinic on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.Read more..

Remembering Dr. Garrett O’Connor, an Addiction Treatment Pioneer

The renowned physician and psychiatrist Dr. Garrett O’Connor, lauded for his work on addiction treatment and the founding president of the Betty Ford Institute for Prevention, Research and Education in Addictive Disease, died early September at his home in Aughrim, Co. Wicklow. Dr. O’Connor was born in Dublin and graduated as a physician from theRead more..

Behind the RISE Foundation

Frances Black, the founder of the RISE Foundation, which is helping families cope with addiction and showing that the impacts of addiction go far beyond the addict. Earlier this year, Ireland’s Health Services Executive published a survey called “Alcohol’s Harm to Others in Ireland.” Among the primary findings of the study was the fact thatRead more..