The Tallaght Drugs Education Initiative, through Tallaght Youth Service is running free, short-term drug awareness courses for parents in Tallaght. Parents, or guardians, who want to learn more about drug misuse and what they can do to help prevent their children from getting involved in drugs, can avail of these courses for free. They are most relevant to parents of 7 to 17 year olds living in Tallaght.
Courses range from 3-weeks (run in the mornings or evenings for 90 minutes a session) to a single day programme, usually on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch provided. Contact Suzanne at 086-7969726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a place.
Alcohol Action Ireland have a new online Alcohol Service Finder which has been produced in response to the many requests from people looking for help with their own alcohol problems or those of a loved on.
Minister of State John Curran T.D. has issued a warning that "legal highs" (new psychoactive substances) are dangerous to the health of users. These products are not illegal but this does not in any way imply that they are safe.