The Family Addiction Support Network was delighted to attend the official launch of the MaCYSS Information booklet aimed at young people and families entitled ”Cannabis – It’s a no brainer‘. The information booklet was launched by Dr. Bobby Smyth.

Bobby Smyth is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist with a particular interest in teen cannabis use.

Listen to his Podcast here 

Access all information booklets:

Download ‘Cannabis – It’s a no brainer’

Download Alcohol: Its a no brainer

Download Alcohol and the adolescent brain – a guide for parents and youth workers

These information leaflets are an invaluable resource provided by MaCYSS that addresses the effects of Cannabis and Alcohol use in young people. Tailored for both parents and youths, these leaflets serve as a beacon of knowledge, offering a comprehensive understanding of the potential risks and benefits associated with substance use.

In an age where misinformation can easily lead astray, these leaflets stand as a beacon of clarity, empowering parents to engage in constructive conversations with their children about responsible decision-making. By promoting open dialogue and informed choices, MaCYSS has taken a significant stride towards fostering healthier and safer communities. These thoughtfully designed leaflets, rich in evidence-based insights, not only equip parents and young individuals with essential information but also pave the way for nurturing trust, understanding, and a shared commitment to well-being.

What is MaCYSS?

Monaghan and Cavan Youth Substance Support (MaCYSS) is a youth (12-18 years) and family alcohol and other drug service. They are a team of skilled professionals who are enthusiastic and dedicated in providing a service for young people and their families who are presenting with alcohol and other drug concerns.

Learn more here