Kinsale, Co Cork: New Awareness Campaign To Highlight Youth Polydrug Abuse

12 Sep

THOUSANDS of Co Cork homes are to be targeted in a three-pronged campaign tackling drug and alcohol abuse among young people. The first phase of the drive — which includes the launch of a website and two awareness days — kicks off with the distribution of 20,000 copies of a booklet providing information, support and advice to parents and teenagers.

The booklet, entitled “Mise, My Life” will be distributed to parents and students as part of a new drive by the Kinsale Youth Support Service, which was set up in August 2010 to help young people affected by mental health problems or by alcohol or drug misuse.

“The booklet contains information, advice and tips on how to contact various support agencies. It also contains advice for parents on how to identify teenagers who are having problems with alcohol, drugs or mental health issues,” said Sergeant Ian O’Callaghan, crime prevention officer for the Cork West Garda Division.

Sgt O’Callaghan also said that more detailed information can be found on the accompanying website,

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(Editor’s note: *The website is still under construction).

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