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New drug and alcohol support services for the Midlands

Two new drug & alcohol prevention and treatment support services for the midlands were officially launched by Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone on Friday.

Alcohol bill will save lives and reduce harm, says regional health forum member

Regional Health Forum

Alcoholics Anonymous open public meeting tomorrow

Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open public meeting in the Galway Bay Hotel, Friday on January 6 at 8.00pm. As the term suggests, this meeting is open to alcoholics, their families and to anyone interested in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem.

Almost one in five Galway people think it is acceptable to give fifteen-year-olds alcohol at home

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A significant percentage of people interviewed as part of a survey on alcohol use believe it is acceptable to give teenagers alcohol at home.

O'Boyle calls for improved structures for treatment of alcoholism

Independent general election candidate Gerry O'Boyle has said that there needs to be urgent attention paid to the treatment of people suffering from alcohol abuse. Mr O'Boyle claimed: "Alcohol abuse has never been as high in Mayo, as people are coming under more pressure from mortgage arrears and financial stress. If you have an alcoholic you have no place to treat them or deal with them. A&E don't want to know. We have no alcohol addiction clinic or treatment centre."

On The Dry – it’s a revolution in New Year’s resolutions

The Irish Heart Foundation’s second annual On The Dry campaign supported by 2FM has attracted nearly 3,000 registrants over the Christmas period so far from people looking to make a fresh, alcohol-free start in 2016.

New lifeline for families dealing with drug and alcohol use

A new support group aims to give a lifeline to local families dealing with the impact of drug and alcohol use.

City survey to examine people’s attitudes to alcohol

A survey on people’s attitudes and behaviour in relation to alcohol use is being spearheaded in a bid to get specific data on the issue in the city.

New health Bill will tackle alcohol misuse

Three people die in Ireland every day as a result of alcohol misuse. Alcohol is linked to seven types of cancer, including those of the liver, colon, and breast in women. Alcohol is a factor in one in 10 deaths before the age of 50.

AA open public meeting

Alcoholics Anonymous, which has 34 seperate groups in Mayo who meet at least once a week, is holding an open public meeting for people to learn all about their work on Thursday next (May 14).

 

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