MEDTalk as a Live@Lunctime Webinar: The road into and out of addiction and Substance Misuse: recovery & treatment

The MRII Live@Lunchtime Webinar Series is free for MRII members, €25 for non-members.


Dr Hugh Gallagher, a specialist GP who has worked exclusively in the field of Addiction Medicine for the past twenty years. He is GP Coordinator for the HSE Addiction Service in North Dublin City and County. Within this role he works with HSE clinics and community GPs to provide Opiate Substitution Treatment and with the Stanhope Centre to provide treatment to people with Alcohol Use Disorders. He is Medical Director at the Community Residential Detox Centre run by the Peter McVerry Trust and Medical Director at Smarmore Castle Private Clinic.

“Substance Misuse: Recovery and Treatment”
• Current trends in drug and alcohol use, to include Covid-19 and its effect on drug and alcohol use
• Alcohol excess and women
• Polysubstance use
• Achieving and maintaining recovery from a medical perspective.

Mr Austin Touhy, in recovery since 1998.

“The road into and out of addiction”
Austin will provide an inspiring overview on how he progressed from addiction back to rebuilding his life and career. How his addiction progressed through the use of many different substances, what his treatment path looked like and how he maintains recovery and inspires and supports others.