NWRDATF 2017 Education & Training Calendar

2017-02-23T16:45:45+00:00February 23rd, 2017|

APPLICATION FORM 2017 QQI APPLICATION FORM 2017 TRAINING CALENDAR 2017 Please find attached the 2017 Education & Training Calendar. To book your course please contact: Christina Murray-McEleney Coordinator Alcohol & other Drugs Training & Education North West Region Donegal ETB ( Education & Training Board) Administrative Offices Ard O'Donnell Letterkenny Co.Donegal Mobile:0879369312 Tel: 0749161508 Email: christinamceleney@donegaletb.ie

Online Survey: Development of an Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for Sligo City –

2017-02-21T11:54:47+00:00February 21st, 2017|

http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YFJGS3X 21st February 2017 HSE Media Release Sligo City is fortunate in that it attracts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year which benefit our local economy greatly. However, the extent to which some engage with alcohol can create difficulties for others. The Sligo Healthy Cities project, in conjunction with the HSE North Western Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force, are offering everyone the opportunity to have their say through a brief online survey attached in the link above. The information from the survey will help to develop a five year strategy to reduce alcohol related harm in Sligo City.

National Alcohol Conference Oct 2016: Presentations

2017-02-02T11:03:57+00:00February 2nd, 2017|

Please click on the links below to see the presentations - The aim of the conference held in October of 2016 was to build capacity of Drug & Alcohol Task Forces and their key partners to provide evidence-based responses to alcohol problems in the communities they serve. Dr S Butler - Treatment and Rehabilitation Responses to Alcohol Problems Putting together a Coherent National Response - National Alcohol Conference Oct16 Dr S Lyons - Problem alcohol use in the Irish population review of current data - National Alcohol Conference Oct16 J OShea - SAOR Screening & Brief Intervention - National Alcohol


2016-12-19T12:53:09+00:00December 19th, 2016|

The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force hosted a Youth Consultation Event at the Abbey Hotel Donegal Town on the 14th of December 2016 which included the participation of some local schools in South Donegal. The North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force in partnership with Donegal Youth Service and our Youth Drug and Alcohol Outreach Worker Foroige ran a series of workshops at this event. The need for a Consultation Day was highlighted at the Joint Policing Committee in Donegal where they asked the Task Force to help run an event for youth but by the

Ecstasy – Worth the Risk?

2016-12-16T10:39:13+00:00December 16th, 2016|

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/2016-12-13/ecstasy-worth-the-risk/ An ITV Granada Reports investigation into the number of people attending Accident and Emergency departments after taking ecstasy shows that there has been a 20% rise in the last few years. We asked all of our hospital trusts in the North West for figures. Eight trusts were able to respond- indicating an increase in attendance from 291 people in 2013 to 341 in 2015.

Shocking figures reveal true cost of alcohol and drug abuse

2016-12-09T16:26:34+00:00December 9th, 2016|

http://www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/home/224110/harmful-drinking-a-growing-problem-says-expert.html#.WDNqBkkkEZw.linkedin 105 people from Co Leitrim were assessed or treated for problem alcohol or drug use in 2014 according to figures revealed in a special presentation by the North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force. Sean O'Connor, Co-ordinator with the Task Force, told the Leitrim Joint Policing Committee that the rate of alcohol consumption in Ireland is high and harmful drinking patterns are all too common, especially amongst younger drinkers

Family Support Handbook

2016-12-06T13:04:49+00:00December 6th, 2016|

wrdtf-family-support-handbook Please click on the link above to the handbook which provides useful information to families affected by someone's drug and alcohol use.

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