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Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open public meeting in the Galway Bay Hotel, Friday January 3 at 8.00pm, which is open all who have an interest in alcoholism and how Alcoholics Anonymous can help in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem.
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."
The man who set up the then Western Health Board’s addiction counselling service 27 years ago says he fears its planned transfer to the psychiatric unit at University Hospital Galway will signal the death knell of this vital service.
ASC Galway is a new addiction support and counselling service for those who have, or think they might have, a problem with alcohol and/or drugs. In a time where more and more suffering alcoholics and addicts are seeking the help of overworked services which often have long waiting lists, ASC makes help available to those who wish to address their issues of substance abuse when they need and are ready for it.
An open Al Anon information meeting will take place on Sunday March 27 at 3pm in Hope House, Foxford.