Tipp drug addiction course proves a huge success

Congratulations to all the participants who recently completed the Community Addiction Programme 2013 in Tipperary Town.Alva Doherty, Andrea O�"Reagan, Ann M Ryan, Anne Bourke, Carmel Frewen, Chloe Grant, Dolores Purcell, Eileen Landers, Emma Tuohy, Fiona McCarthy, Geraldine Gannon, Heather Ryan, Joanna St. John, Joe Whelan (Missing from photo), Karen Culhane, Mary Carew, Mary Frewen, Megan Stakelum, Michelle Doherty, Michelle O�"Gorman, Moira Evans, Neasa O�"Dea, Niamh Bowes, Patrick Carew, Rachel Crew , Winefred Emma Treacy and Tommy Fitzgerald ,Tipperary Rural Traveller Project Worker, who was a guest lecturer. (Front row far right).
Twenty-five successful participants completed the Community Addiction Programme 2013 course recently in Tipperary Town.

Twenty-five successful participants completed the Community Addiction Programme 2013 course recently in Tipperary Town.

The course ran over a ten week period each Tuesday from 10-12pm and was coordinated by the Mid Tipperary Drugs Initiative with the support of the Substance Misuse Service (HSE), Tipperary Regional Youth Service, Tipperary Rural Traveller Project and LIT Tipperary.

Speaking after the presentations, Ms Carmel O’Neill, Mid Tipperary Drugs Initiative, expressed her gratitude to the support the programme has received from other organisations.

“With the support from organisations such as the Substance Misuse Service (HSE), LIT Tipperary and Tipperary Rural Traveller Project, we were able to deliver a quality course for the participants year in year out.”

Topics covered by the programme included drug facts and myths, family systems theory, young people and addiction, transactional analysis and addiction but to name a few. One of the highlights of the programme, which was highlighted by one course participant, was the range and diversity of the speakers. This made the course better and over the course of 10 weeks there was a lot to learn.

The MTDI project is in existence since 1999, and is one of three Community Based Drug Initiatives that are funded by the HSE. Tipperary Regional Youth Service manages the MTDI. The project has close links with the HSE working very closely with the Substance Misuse Team, the Outreach Worker, TRTP Drugs worker and other community groups to deliver programmes and services to people across it catchment area around substance misuse. If you would like more information on the MTDI project please feel free to contact Carmel O’Neil on 087 6188075 or Email: carmel.oneill@trys.ie