The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) is developing its Strategic Plan for 2017 - 2019
The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) is developing its Strategic Plan for 2017 - 2019. A public consultation process is underway and the Task Force is working in partnership with PPNs in the Region (Galway, Mayo & Roscommon) to ensure meaningful engagement at local level.
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Invitation to Tender for Provision of Alcohol Counselling Service (Galway)
The Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force was established in May 2003 and its geographical boundaries cover Co. Galway, Mayo & Roscommon. Its function is to research, develop and implement, using a partnership approach, a coordinated, regionally-appropriate response to substance misuse. Further information on the Western Region Drugs and Alcohol Task Force, its role and work is available on www.wrdatf.ie
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JUNIOR MINISTER UNHAPPY WITH DEPARTMENT LINE ON GALWAY ADDICTION SERVICES
The Junior Minister with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy says she’s unhappy with the reponse she was asked to deliver in the Seanad today on Galway’s alcohol addiction services. The house has heard calls for a review of the eligibility requirements for the service, which is provided by the HSE at Merlin Park.
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Health Research Board publish latest drug-related deaths figures
The latest figures from the Health Research Board (HRB) show that almost two people died each day in Ireland during 2014 as a result of poisoning, trauma or medical causes linked to drug use. A total of 697* people died in 2014 compared to 431 in 2004 – this represents an increase of 62%. There have been 6,697 deaths among people who use drugs since 2004.
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NEW DATES ADDED
Public Consultation to Inform the New National Drugs Strategy 2017
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Mayo Junior Cert Results Night Initiative
Stay safe stay sober is the message that is being given out to all Junior Certificate Students as they wait for their results due out next Wednesday, September 14th.
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Mayo Women Urged to Stay Off Alcohol During Pregnancy
Alcohol and pregnancy just don’t mix is the message from Mayo’s Foetal Alcohol Awareness Day, which will be held on September 9th this year – coinciding with the International Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day.
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Launch of the Western Region Drugs & Alcohol Family Support Strategy
You are cordially invited to celebrate the launch of the Western Region Drugs & Alcohol Family Support Strategy Wednesday 15th June 10.30am – 1pm (Registration 10am) at the Ard Rí Hotel, Miltown Road, Tuam, Co. Galway
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