Alcohol & Older People – a Swedish Study

2019-03-01T13:14:26+00:00March 1st, 2019|

Report-Alcohol-and-older-people-1 The report (click on the link above) addresses the elderly’s increased sensitivity to the effects of alcohol which, in combination with the ageing process, may increase the risk of disease and accidents, even at relatively low consumption levels.

Safer Student Nights

2019-02-25T13:05:42+00:00February 25th, 2019| The HSE and Union of Students in Ireland (USI) ask students to think about drug safety measures when using club drugs Throughout the second semester of college, both the HSE and USI will share harm reduction messages, as part of their #SaferStudentNights campaign.

St Patrick’s Day Small Grants 2019

2018-12-06T12:03:41+00:00December 6th, 2018|

NWRDATF Small Grants Ad St Patrick's Day 2019 NWRDATF Small Grants Terms and Conditions 2019 St Patrick's Day Small Grants Fund 2019 Application Reducing-Harm-Supporting-Recovery-2017-2025 The North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force invite applications for the St Patrick’s Day 2019 Small Grants Scheme for once-off funding to Community and Not-for-profit Voluntary groups/agencies who are working to tackle drug and alcohol misuse in counties Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal. Maximum award per applicant will be €2,000. Grants will be awarded to organisations whose sole purpose will be the delivery of alternative, alcohol free events/activities with an education/prevention focus for St Patrick’s

Alcohol and Drugs: A Parent’s guide

2018-11-20T17:01:14+00:00November 20th, 2018|

practical advice to help you communicate with your child about alcohol and other drugs 'Start a discussion with your teenager and come from a place of care' Younger children are more likely than teenagers to be open to hearing what you have to say and to accept your rules. It’s also easier to talk to your child before they feel the pressure to drink or take drugs. Don’t worry if you haven’t done this yet, as it’s never too late to start the conversation. Click on the link above to download the guide.

Press Release -Launch of Healthy Ireland Survey 2018

2018-10-25T15:52:15+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Press Release Wednesday 24th October 2018 Launch of Healthy Ireland Survey 2018 Estimated 80,000 fewer smokers Where you live impacts your health Binge drinking still a problem Minister of State for Health Promotion Catherine Byrne TD today launched the annual Healthy Ireland Survey, funded by the Department of Health and conducted by Ipsos MRBI. Prevalence of smoking has dropped from 23% in 2015 to 20% in 2018 which means there are now an estimated 80,000 fewer smokers than there were three years ago. New plain packaging with health warnings was cited by 23% of smokers as a good motivation to

National Drug-Related Deaths Index: 2004 to 2015 data

2018-10-12T09:36:17+00:00October 12th, 2018|

Drug-Related Deaths in Ireland 2004 to 2015 This update (attached in the link above) presents figures from the National Drug-Related Deaths Index (NDRDI) on deaths due to poisoning (overdose) by alcohol and/or other drugs, and deaths among drug users (non-poisoning), in the period 2004–2015.

Report: Parent alcohol misuse & its impact on children

2018-10-11T12:14:04+00:00October 11th, 2018|

This report (UK) is based on independent research commissioned from the Children’s Policy Research Unit and funded by the National Institute for Health Research Policy Research Programme. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health and Social Care or its arm's length bodies, and other Government Departments. Click on the link below to read this report. parental-alcohol-misuse-and-impact-on-childre

Alcohol Bill, finally passes through Oireachtas

2018-10-11T09:25:21+00:00October 11th, 2018| Click on the link above to read the full article. THE PUBLIC HEALTH (Alcohol) Bill is to go to President Michael D Higgins to be signed into law. The much-debated legislation passed through the Seanad yesterday vening, having been passed in the Dáil last week.

World Mental Health day Activities in Sligo, 10.10.18

2018-10-10T10:33:20+00:00October 10th, 2018|

The Task Force has been granted Once Off Minister's Initiative funding from the Department of Health to strengthen the capacity of task forces to support the implementation of Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery during 2018. A grants scheme has been funded to support the ongoing actions within Sligo City Alcohol Strategy. Today and for the rest of the week, a number of events and programmes are being hosted by eight community and voluntary sector groups around Sligo namely: Sligo Men's Sheds Association, Ballymote Family Resource Centre, The CRIB, Sligo Social Services CE Scheme, Sligo Family Resource centre, Sligo Family Support Centre,

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