Irene trained as an addiction counsellor in Paris in 1995 and has worked in the field
since.   The first 5 years in France, she was invovled in setting up a drug free wing in a prision as well as working in the one minnesota model residential  treament center.
She moved back to Ireland in 2000 and got a degree in psychoanalysis and postgraduates in managing in the community sector and adult and community education.
She has worked at the the Rutland Center, then Soilse day programme, and for the last 16 years has managed HOPE. HOPE works to help people find abstience based recovery from addiction.
She has also been a commuity advocacte for recovery and has served as a community rep on the drugs task force, the docklands forum, and the programme impletmentation board of the NEIC - an organsistion set up to bring change to the NEIC.


She is currently doing a research masters in Addiction Recovery in Trinity College School of Medicine.

The lads chat with Patrick Connaughton, Substance Misuse Worker from Carlow Kilkenny area in South East Ireland about addictions in lockdown. Patricks phone: 085 788 8326 Patricks facebook:

We are joined by award winning radio producer and wellness scientist Marian Shanley Marian's facebook: 

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Dr. Colin O'Driscol is a practicing psychologist who specialises in the treatment of alcohol and drug abuse. He is the founder of Change Psychology Service and he is clinically based in the HSE Midwest drug and alcohol services. Today he will talk to us about his approach to treating addiction and also will share his insights in a to how we can all maintain and improve a mental health under the current lockdown circumstances .

Our guest on this podcast was born in County Galway and would be considered Irish musical royalty. In 1985 she recorded her debut LP, Tired and Emotional, a major hit here in Ireland. After Tired and Emotional, she drank alcohol excessively and was hospitalized more than thirty times. She started her journey of recovery in 1994 and celebrates 26 years of life without drink and drugs. A number of other records followed in the years to come, and she became a critical favourite throughout much of Europe. With 1997's After the Fall, Mary made her U.S. debut, soon earning a devoted following on American shores. She has released many albums since including her latest album Live & Kicking in 2018. So we are happy to welcome Mary Coughlan.

On this episode the lads are joined by John Gibbons one of Ireland's most successful djs. He is a regular on mainstream radio and TV. He has 25 million Shazam tags, 200 million catalogue streams, 45 million YouTube views and is the most streamed Irish DJ of the last 4 years among many other accolades. John also produces and presents a very successful Podcast called alchemy radio that examines the world that you don't see in the mainstream media. John lives a drug-free life and joins the lads for the 2nd time.

Welcome to our first videocast where we are joined by Aindrias de Staic, Aindrias is a gypsy trad musician who performs on both Irish and English. He hails from the West of Ireland and is known for heading the world renowned band the Latchico's. He is an Actor, performance artist, storyteller, comedian extraordinare who moonlights as a TV presenter. He has travelled the world on 80 quid and is here to tell us about his life as a troubadour free from drink and drugs for the last 14 years.

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Alcohol Free Drinks, Whats The Craic!! EP009 of Thats Good Craic - That Sober Life!! The 3 lads open up a discussion about alcohol free drinks and all that surrounds that. We chat about Ireland first non alcoholic bar opened in Dublin and look at goal setting and the importance of having mates to bounce off !! If you like our podcast please give us a rating or leave a comment to help others find us :) 

We welcome Shane Ramer @realthatsoberguy from "That Sober Guy" podcast!! We are big fans of Shane's Show and it was great to link up with him to chat all things that sober life!!

In this episode we look at whats the craic with relationships! Sharing some of our experiences with relationships and dating while sober. The positives and the negatives!

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