GAA star Niall McNamee has opened up about his gambling addiction.
The Offaly footballer has helped launched The Rutland Centre's Recovery Month.
The new initiative runs from 1-30 of September in order to highlight addiction recovery and treatment.
Speaking at the launch Offaly Footballer, Niall McNamee said: “Addiction does not respect social boundaries. It can affect anyone from any walk of life.
"My problem was I couldn’t stop gambling once I started and for me recovery was my only option. It’s about recognising the reasons why you gamble or drink to excess, coming to terms with them and dealing with them.
"I am happy to help the Rutland Centre launch this awareness month for that reason. I hope it helps to create better understanding of addiction and for people to recognise the signs and symptoms in themselves, their family members and friends, and most importantly to be able to seek treatment.”