Cutting edge research in California examines how neuroscience can inform addiction and recovery

Researchers for the US National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) are currently exploring the brain circuitry involved in alcohol addiction giving a fascinating insight into the impact of alcohol use on brain activity. “Understanding the impact of alcohol use at a brain level is a significant part of our efforts to combat the growing harms associated with alcohol in Ireland,…

Public health information must be evidence-based and not connected to the alcohol industry to be credible

The HSE Thursday April 23rd  announced its new policy on alcohol-related education and communications programmes, which formally separates HSE public health advice from partnership with the alcohol industry. The HSE will be working with the recently formed Alcohol Health Alliance, joining the Royal College of Physicians, Alcohol Action Ireland, Drugs.ie, the Alcohol Forum and other…

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Level 2 – 2 days

Who is it for: This introductory one day programme is designed for anyone who has an interest in gaining basic level understanding of substances and their effects. Aim: To provide participants with a sound basic understanding of substances, to assist them in their personal or professional roles in the community. Learning outcomes: Participants completing this…

Alcohol & Drug Awareness Level 1 – 1 Day

Who is it for: This introductory half day programme is designed for anyone who has an interest in gaining a brief overview of substances and their effects. Aim: To explore and increase participants’ knowledge of what substances are and their effects and the supports available in the community. Learning outcomes: Participants completing this course will:…