In this episode, Darren Butler from the Irish bishops drugs initiative is joined by Gwen McKenna of the Family Addiction Support Network, Dundalk.
They talk about the work of the family addiction support network, how Gwen became involved after her own family experience of drug addiction, the very serious problem of intimidation that has crept into the drug-taking community and the changing landscape of drug addiction in Ireland.
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If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in this episode please see the links below to find out how you can get in contact with the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative or the Family Addiction Support Network. Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative
The Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative is a pastoral response to the growing problems of drug and alcohol issues in our parishes and communities. Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative Website www.irishbishopsdrugsinitiative.ie
Family Addiction Support Network The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) understand that there are large numbers of families affected by drug use living in the North East Region area yet they believe that the amount of family members availing of support is relatively low. As a Network they are developing an open, friendly, accessible and non-judgemental family support service so that no family has to live with the isolation that drug use can bring.
Visit the Family Addiction Support Network website http://fasn.ie/ Family Addiction Support Network website https://www.facebook.com/fasnsupport
Family Addiction Support Network contact details Phone: 0429355251 Mobile: 0879046405 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Head office: FASN – Family Addiction Support Network The Hub, Lios Dubh, Armagh Rd, Dundalk, Co. Louth.