Study: Short-term abstinence from alcohol

2018-07-18T08:59:12+00:00July 18th, 2018|

https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/8/5/e020673 This study is the first to comprehensively assess the effects of short-term abstinence from alcohol in a population of ‘healthy’ individuals, who are representative of the 25% of the wider population who drink alcohol above national guidelines. The key findings of this study are improvements in insulin resistance, BP, body weight and a decrease in circulating concentrations of cancer-related growth factors following a month of abstinence from alcohol.

Cocaine – Reduce the Harms

2018-07-17T15:37:48+00:00July 17th, 2018|

http://www.drugs.ie/cocaine In light of an upward trend in cocaine use and cocaine-associated deaths in Ireland, a new campaign has been developed by the Ana Liffey Drug Project (ALDP) and the HSE to raise awareness about the dangers of using cocaine (powder and crack), and how to reduce the harms associated with snorting, smoking or injecting cocaine. The campaign was launched today, Tuesday 17th July, by Minister Catherine Byrne. Click on the link attached to read more about it.

A Community Guide to Alcohol Licensing in Ireland

2018-05-03T09:21:54+00:00May 3rd, 2018|

Community-Guide-to-Alcohol-LicensingArtwork This booklet produced by the Alcohol Forum has been designed as a resource for individuals and communities who have concerns about the availability of alcohol and the harm arising from its misuse in their area.

Comhairle na nÓg Liatroma launch ‘Use your Brain Not Your Fists

2018-05-02T11:56:08+00:00May 2nd, 2018|

https://youtu.be/lmtWJbgoVBE Press Release Comhairle na nÓg Liatroma launch ‘Use your Brain Not Your Fists’ - an educational video highlighting the effects a fight can have on both the victim and the perpetrator. Comhairle na nÓg Liatroma launch their educational video “Use Your Brain Not Your Fists” in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Friday April 27th at 11:30am This video is the brainchild of Comhairle na nÓg, After they heard about the Garda campaign in September 2016, targeting over 18’s, which emphasized the consequences of assaults, not just to the victims in terms of injury, (life changing or

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