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 people to produce a piece of original content relating to drug and/or alcohol use Click on the above link to find out more about the awards.
Apr2014AlcoholandYou approved teen-friendly booklet about alcohol, staying safe and what to do if things go wrong, from the Alcohol Education Trust (AET). Topics covered include the effects of alcohol on the body, alcohol and the law, party survival guide, units and daily guidelines and handy top tips. The booklet can be incorporated into lessons or handed out to students whilst covering alcohol education.
http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/plans-for-heroin-injection-centres-a-step-in-right-direction-34175084.html Click on the above link to read the full article.
The Community Alcohol Response and Engagement (CARE) Alcohol Treatment Pathways Project can serve as a way forward in the treatment of problem alcohol use, which now affects every aspect of Irish life and places huge social, health and economic burdens on society, a GP specialising in addiction has said. Click on the link below for the full article..... http://www.imt.ie/news/latest-news/2015/10/expert-urges-roll-out-of-alcohol-treatment-pilot.html
http://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2015/oct/22/alcohol-use-disorder-the-urgent-issue-we-cant-continue-to-ignore#_=_ “What is most unhealthy is this identification we have … where we identify having a good time with drinking alcohol, having a shit time with drinking alcohol, being happy with drinking alcohol, being sad with drinking alcohol. It is too much of an ever-present, regardless of our mood.” Click on the above link to read the full article.