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Alcoholics Anonymous convention in Salthill

Members of Alcoholics Anonymous from all over the island of Ireland, including members from across the UK and the US and beyond will be travelling to the Salthill Promenade Hotel, Galway to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the traditional annual Convention of AA, being held from April 20 to 23 2017.

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.

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.

New group for families living with drug and alcohol abuse

A new group to support families dealing with drug and alcohol abuse has been set-up in Mayo.

Call for introduction of alcohol treatment and support services

A strategy group set up to prevent and reduce alcohol related harm is calling for a range of alcohol treatment and support services to be introduced.

Free information meeting – Taking the Mystery out of Drugs

Myths and mystery often surround the use of illegal substances. On Friday night, November 16, there will be a free information talk on drug use in Ireland in the Mayo Education Centre, Castlebar (near GMIT).

Addiction support and counselling in Galway

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.

Addressing the issue of alcohol in Mayo

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Recent findings have revealed that Mayo has the highest number of alcohol related deaths in the country, a startling, bleak figure, which shows the misuse of alcohol in the county and the need to address our society’s issue with alcohol. Locally, support and leadership is needed to make this happen and through the work of the Western Region Drugs Task Force, via their community liaison worker, help and advice is at hand.

One in five driven by drug drivers

Research commissioned by the Road Safety Authority among 17- to 34-year-olds into the use of illegal drugs while driving has highlighted alarming behaviour, with as many as one in five admitting they were a passenger in a car driven by someone under the influence of drugs. The publication of the research comes as the RSA broadcasts a new anti-drug driving TV campaign.

Knock counselling service to commence next week

Knock Counselling Service is running a series of drug and alcohol awareness programmes this month in response to growing community concern in relation to substance use.

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