Substance Misuse & Addiction

Raising awareness in Galway of the impacts of alcohol in communities

The Galway City Alcohol Forum will host two information sessions this week geared at raising awareness of how alcohol is affecting communities. These short online information sessions will take place on Monday, June 14 from 6.30pm to 7.15pm and on Friday, June 18 from 11.30am to...

Webinar: Exploring the link between trauma, mental health and addiction

The Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support Network Group (Tacú FRC and WRDATF) will host a webinar this Thursday, May 27 next. Entitled "What Lies Beneath: Exploring the Trauma , Mental Health & Addiction Connection, this event will be address by three experts in this field...

Self care advice for families dealing with substance abuse

Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support continues its programme of online self-care classes with a talk on sleep later today, Wednesday, May 19 by sleep therapist Motty Varghese. Supported by the Western Region Drugs Task Force, the Mayo Drug and Alcohol Family Support initiative helps families...

HSE Askaboutalcohol.ie

If you are worried about your or someone else's relationship with alcohol, there is help available. For support and advice, call the HSE Alcohol helpline on 1800 459 459 or email helpline@hse.ie     More on Substance Misuse & Addiction HERE More on Mental Health HERE More on Parenting & Family Support...

Annual drug and alcohol awareness week goes ahead online

OVER 20 online events will take place when the annual Western Region Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week goes ahead online from November 16th to 20th despite COVID-19 restrictions. The schedule for the virtual week includes lunchtime winter wellness events, self-care and coping workshops, a webinar about...

Everything Has Changed: Adapting and Delivering Services during Covid 19

The Western Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force in conjunction with Urrus, Ballymun invite you to an interactive online event on Monday 16th November at 2pm. The event will explore how drug and alcohol projects and services have adapted to ensure continued delivery amidst a global...

Program supports family members affected by drug and alcohol abuse

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force, as part of Regional Drug & Alcohol Awareness week, is launching a new pilot program aimed at supporting family members affected by drug and alcohol abuse. This is an evidence-based program which aims to 1)      Provide family members with facts around addiction and...

AskAboutAlcohol

Drink Less and Gain More

No matter how much you drink, find out how it affects your health and mental wellbeing at AskAboutAlcohol.ie, a new website from the HSE The HSE recently launched a new website for the public on alcohol – about how much we’re drinking, how it affects us...

Family Support Handbook

Free Information Book for Families Affected by Substance Use

The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Taskforce and the HSE West Drug Service recently developed a free information book for families affected by substance use. This book is for anyone who has a family member misusing drugs or alcohol, including parents, children, siblings, partners, grandparents...

How drugs affect your mental health

How Drugs affect your mental health

Drugs. We all know what they are and we have an idea why people take them, but do we know what the consequences for our mental health are? Certain drugs (even prescription ones) can have a pretty big impact on your mental health, so it's...