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Reduce the harm at festivals…….

2019-07-01T10:53:40+00:00July 1st, 2019| For many people festivals are the highlight of the summer. are working with HSE Emergency Management to promote a drug harm reduction approach at Irish music festivals. See link attached above for more information on how to keep safe. This year we were delighted to be asked back to Sea Sessions to take part in the harm reduction approach. Many thanks to our volunteers who took part in spreading the Healthy Festival message: KEEP SAFE!

Trends in Alcohol Consumption 2016 – Ireland

2019-06-04T10:24:20+00:00June 4th, 2019|

Please find attached WHO fact sheet for Ireland re data on consumption, harm and policy implementation for the year 2016, aiming to give guidance to national decision-makers for further priority-setting in the field of alcohol and public health. ACHP_FS_Ireland

Training Opportunity: SMART Recovery

2019-05-31T13:25:30+00:00May 31st, 2019|

The North West Drug and Alcohol Task Force are in a position to offer training in SMART Recovery. SMART Recovery delivers evidence informed peer led community meetings to assist those who want to change their problematic behaviours including addiction to drugs, alcohol, gambling etc. to achieve recovery and live a balanced and satisfying life. To become a SMART Recovery facilitator is quite straightforward, it will involve initial online training, followed by face to face facilitator skills training. If you are interested in the SMART Recovery training, please click on the link attached for further information and if you wish to

Minister Byrne’s Visit to the North West, 20.3.19

2019-03-29T12:45:45+00:00March 29th, 2019|

We were delighted to have had the opportunity of meeting with Minister Catherine Byrne, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim on Wednesday the 20th of March 2019. The Minister had the unique opportunity of meeting and engaging with the members of Task Force and Task Force funded projects - she engaged with project workers where information was exchanged in relation to: what is currently working, gaps/blocks in service provision and current emerging needs in the North West. The event was

2019-03-11T16:26:00+00:00March 11th, 2019| Click on the link above.....This site will help you examine your own cannabis use. The exercises can be used as self-help (on your own) or with the support of someone to help you make changes that you decide...

Alcohol & Older People – a Swedish Study

2019-03-01T13:14:26+00:00March 1st, 2019|

Report-Alcohol-and-older-people-1 The report (click on the link above) addresses the elderly’s increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol which, in combination with the ageing process, may increase the risk of disease and accidents, even at relatively low consumption levels.

Safer Student Nights

2019-02-25T13:05:42+00:00February 25th, 2019| The HSE and Union of Students in Ireland (USI) ask students to think about drug safety measures when using club drugs Throughout the second semester of college, both the HSE and USI will share harm reduction messages, as part of their #SaferStudentNights campaign.

St Patrick’s Day Small Grants 2019

2018-12-06T12:03:41+00:00December 6th, 2018|

NWRDATF Small Grants Ad St Patrick's Day 2019 NWRDATF Small Grants Terms and Conditions 2019 St Patrick's Day Small Grants Fund 2019 Application Reducing-Harm-Supporting-Recovery-2017-2025 The North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force invite applications for the St Patrick’s Day 2019 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups/agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal. Maximum award per applicant will be €2,000. Grants will be awarded to organisations whose sole purpose will be the delivery of alternative, alcohol free events/activities with an education/prevention focus for St Patrick’s

Alcohol and Drugs: A Parent’s guide

2018-11-20T17:01:14+00:00November 20th, 2018|

practical advice to help you communicate with your child about alcohol and other drugs 'Start a discussion with your teenager and come from a place of care' Younger children are more likely than teenagers to be open to hearing what you have to say and to accept your rules. It’s also easier to talk to your child before they feel the pressure to drink or take drugs. Don’t worry if you haven’t done this yet, as it’s never too late to start the conversation. Click on the link above to download the guide.

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