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O Riordain welcomes government approval for medically supervised injection facilities

http://health.gov.ie/blog/press-release/o-riordain-welcomes-government-approval-for-medically-supervised-injection-facilities/ Click on the link above to read the Press Release above for more information.

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  16 December 2015

2016 St Patrick’s Day Small Grants Scheme

Dear Colleagues,   The North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force invite applications for the St Patrick’s Day 2016 Small Grants Scheme for […]

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  15 December 2015

Ó Ríordáin and Varadkar push for supervised drug centres

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/o-riordain-and-varadkar-push-for-supervised-drug-centres-369134.html The timeline emerged last night despite Mr Ó Ríordáin confirming that legislation governing the move may not be passed before the general election […]

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  2 December 2015

Last Christmas to stock up on cheap alcohol offers

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/last-christmas-to-stock-up-on-cheap-alcohol-offers-34243150.html Health Minister Leo Varadkar will bring proposed legislation before Cabinet in the next two weeks, which for the first time will impose strict […]

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  30 November 2015

Heroin antidote Narcan as a nasal spray gets clearance from US regulators

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/nov/19/heroin-antidote-narcan-as-a-nasal-spray-gets-clearance-from-us-regulators#_=_ FDA approval for new version of product, based on the drug naloxone, which Irish maker says is cheaper and easier to use than […]

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  20 November 2015

Alcohol’s harm to others – Key Findings

ah20keyfindings This research examines damage from alcohol to people other than the drinker in three Irish settings – the general population, the workplace and […]

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  19 November 2015

Gene mutation linked to impulsive behaviour with alcohol, study finds

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/nov/17/gene-mutation-htr2b-linked-impulsive-behaviour-alcohol#_=_ Disruption to gene HTR2B could affect decision-making and self-control and may explain why some people are more prone to impulsive behaviour. Click on […]

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  17 November 2015

Help me understand – Resource Booklet

help_me_understand This booklet is for children and young people who are affected the alcohol or drug use of an adult in their life (like […]

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  17 November 2015

National Self Harm Registry Annual Report 2014

NSRF National Self-Harm Registry Ireland Annual Report 2014 Click on the above link to read the full report.

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  17 November 2015

Drugs.ie National Youth Media Awards 2016

http://www.drugs.ie/resources/awards/about_the_awards/ The Drugs.ie ‘Let’s Talk about Drugs’ National Youth Media Awards is an annual competition which encourages discussion of drug-related issues by inviting young […]

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  13 November 2015

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