An interesting point of view on addiction…

2016-02-26T16:07:25+00:00February 26th, 2016| 'Most people think that the reason why people become addicted to drugs is solely because of the drugs themselves. This, however, is far from the truth, as shown repeatedly by scientific studies on drug addiction. The brilliant short animated video below will explain to you why drugs don’t actually cause addiction, changing your view on drugs forever.'

A NWRDATF Small Grant goes a long way…!

2016-02-19T10:35:28+00:00February 19th, 2016|

A NWRDATF Small Grant of €1,000 was presented to Easkey Community Council which was used to fund the production and printing of a pocket sized information booklet on drug and alcohol support services in West Sligo. The grant will also go towards the hosting of an alcohol free event on St Patrick's Day for at risk young people.

Law enforcement to tackle online drug markets

2016-02-11T14:25:52+00:00February 11th, 2016| Drug dealers are turning from goons to geeks as they adapt to an increasingly online market, says a report by the European drugs agency. Click on the link above to read more about it.

Community Addiction Studies Course – Sligo

2016-01-25T15:09:23+00:00January 25th, 2016|

Please find attached application form for Fetac Level 5 Community Addiction Studies Course and the criteria and information appertaining to same. QQI_FETAC LEVEL 5 Community Addiction Studies SLIGO (003) APP Form Community Addictions 2016

2016 Sligo Letirim Directory of Services is launched

2016-01-20T13:34:15+00:00January 20th, 2016| The Sligo Leitrim Directory website provides official listings of services for children, young people and families in Sligo and Leitrim. This includes information on health, mental health, education, disability, youth, childcare and other services. The website’s development was supported by statutory and voluntary agencies in the region and it is operated and maintained by North Connaught Youth Services.


2016-01-20T12:05:16+00:00January 20th, 2016|

The HSE can confirm that the emergency services in Cork were called to a house party on the south side of the city in the early hours of Tuesday morning. A number of young people were admitted to Cork University Hospital following the ingestion of a psychoactive substance. Details in relation to the substance consumed are not yet available but it is thought to have been one of the new psychoactive substances similar to those products previously sold in ‘Head-shops’. These drugs can be sold in tablet powder or liquid form and are consumed at parties or clubs for their

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