Alcohol Awareness Week Resources

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Alcohol’s Harm To Others – Key Findings

Reference Resources for Alcohol Awareness Week

  • Northwest Alcohol Forum: Hidden Realities report: Children’s Exposure to Risk from Parental Drinking in Ireland
  • 2011 Parental Substance Misuse: Addressing its Impact on Children – a review of the Literature published by   the National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol
  • Hidden Harm Stakeholder consultation 28th January 2014 For the Hidden Harm Conference Videos:  
  • Alcohol Focus Scotland: Unrecognised and Under reported : the impact of alcohol on people other than the drinker in Scotland
  • Alcohol Action Ireland’s Alcohol and Pregnancy Leaflet
  • HSE +CAWT Alcohol & Pregnancy – A Pocket Guide
  • Alcohol related Brain Injury in HSE North West & WHSCT (May 2011)
  • Moville Family Conversation Resource:

When someone else’s drinking becomes your problem – sources of help and support

  • Service Finder (includes services that offer support to families)
  • HSE Helpline: 1800-459-459. Request details of services offering support for families.
  • Strengthening Families Programme is delivered in some areas of the country. It is a nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for families experiencing man stressful problems. It is an evidence-based family skills training program found to significantly reduce problem behaviors, alcohol and drug abuse in children and to improve social competencies and school performance. The programme enables parents to strengthen bonds with their children and to learn more effective parenting skills.Le Cheile Mentoring and Youth Justice Services Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force Sligo Education Centre
  • The Rise Foundation supports families impacted by a loved one’s addictive behaviour  through awareness, education and therapy, and to combat the associated shame and stigma.
  • National Family Support Network Family Support can be offered on a one-to-one basis or in a group setting. The model of family support that the Network advocates is peer family support. This is where a number of people with a common problem in our case living with drug use, come together to share their experiences. Tel 01-8365168. Mail
  • Al Anon. Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not. The parents, children, wives, husbands, friends and colleagues of problem drinkers could all be helped by Al-Anon and Alateen whether or not the drinker in their lives recognises that a problem exists.
  • What is Alateen? Alateen is part of the Al-Anon fellowship and is for young people, aged 12 – 17 inclusive, who are affected by a problem drinker. Alateen members share their ideas and experience in order to gain a better understanding of alcoholism; they learn to accept it as an illness and so lessen its impact on their lives. By removing their preoccupation with the drinker’s behaviour they are able to focus on their own development and sense of identity.
  • Counselling services: fee paying

    Addiction Counsellors Ireland.   Tel01-7979187. Mail Available to see family members

    Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Tel 01-2723427.

    The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Tel 01-284 1665. Mail