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[rte.ie] Rise in youth addiction problems reported. (20 Jul 2009)

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One of Ireland's leading drug, alcohol and gambling addiction treatment centres has recorded a big increase in its workload.

Figures revealed by the Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Treatment Centre in Co Kilkenny show an increase of 20% in the number of people using its facilities last year.

The centre is the only residential centre in the State providing treatment for young people who are dependent on alcohol or drugs.

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