http://www.thejournal.ie/irish-people-drinking-cancer-risk-2336738-Sep2015/ MORE THAN HALF of Irish people who drink do so in a ‘harmful manner’ and it could be increasing their risk of cancer, researchers have warned.
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/should-drug-users-have-a-safe-space-to-inject-1.2343449 Please see attached link of interest ......it’s looking increasingly likely that medically supervised injection centres will open within the next year. What will they mean for addicts and communities affected by drug use?
http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/sep/14/alcopop-review-written-by-12-year-old-named-years-worst-alcohol-advertising#_=_ A review of a two-litre cask of pineapple punch-flavoured Vodka Cruiser on the website of a major alcohol retailer apparently written by a 12-year-old – who described the drink as having a “gr8 flava” and as being good value for money – has been named the worst alcohol advertisement of 2014-15.
http://sligoregeneration.wordpress.com/2015/09/10/media-release-from-sligo-county-council/ The Regeneration Masterplan is made up of a range of projects social, economic and physical to address needs in the area. Public consultation for Stage 4 of the Masterplan for Cranmore and east city is underway this month with a Display of potential Masterplan Projects for the Regeneration area to be held in Cranmore from 11th to 13th September, 2015. The link above will give you more information on this Masterplan.
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/10/glasgow-teenager-who-spent-month-in-a-coma-after-taking-ecstasy-releases-video#_=_ Click on the link above which will bring you to the story of Amy Thompson who spent a month in a coma after taking ecstasy.
European Drug Report 2015 Please find attached the 2015 EMCDDA’s Drug report - the main findings of which give the latest analysis of the drug problem in Europe and point to a situation where long-term patterns and trends continue, but new developments in patterns of use and responses are emerging
http://findings.org.uk/PHP/dl.php?file=Elzerbi_C_1.txt&s=eb View analysis by clicking on the link above. Reviews and meta-analyses have found brief interventions effective in moderating excessive drinking. Typically the reviewed trials have identified risky drinkers by asking a few standard questions (screening) when they attended medical or other services for other purposes, and then briefly counselled or advised them (brief intervention) for from five minutes to half an hour to prompt them to reconsider their drinking. Reviews have, however, conflated data from European studies with those from non-European countries, where health systems and drinking cultures and contexts may be very different.
http://spunout.ie/health/article/blog-world-suicide-prevention-day-2015 September 10th 2015 is World Suicide Prevention Day. This is 24 hours dedicated to the almost one million people worldwide who die from suicide every year. Around 500 of those lives (our parents, siblings, mates, colleagues and neighbours) were lost tragically in Ireland