December 2011

10-week Family Programme - Places Available

Due to last minute cancellations we now have a couple of places available on our 10-week Family Programme this Friday, 27th January. If you or someone you know have been impacted by a loved ones addiction and are looking for professional help and support in a caring environment, then please consider doing our Family Programme. It has been described as a "life changing experience" by previous participants.

For more details, just click on Family Programme tab, fill out an Enquiry Form and we'll contact you or call us on (01) 764 5131 for more information.

Alcohol ‘killing one person every seven hours’

"It is worth noting that most of the harms associated with alcohol occur not in alcoholics or people with alcohol dependence but rather among regular drinkers who drink at hazardous or harmful levels - over 50% of all drinkers." - Public Health Expert.

See full article linked below:

http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/alcohol-killing-one-person-every-seven-ho...

A thoughtful & inspiring Christmas gift...

Our book 'You Are Not Alone - Personal stories on Surviving the impact of Addiction' is available in bookshops throughout Ireland. It explores the many sides of addiction and recovery with stories which, though often raw and at times heart-breaking, are bound together by their courage, honesty, hope and resolve.

It would make a thoughtful and inspiring Christmas gift.

Why anything can be addictive...

Link below to an interesting article by Dr Mark Griffiths, Gambling studies expert, Nottingham Trent University:

"If behaviours like gambling can become a genuine addiction, there is no theoretical reason why some people might not become genuinely addicted to activities like video games, work or exercise."
Do you agree with him? What are your own thoughts and experiences?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15723834

Next 10-Week Family Programme begins mid-January

We are currently planning our next 10-Week Family Programme which will begin mid-January, and already have a number of people interested in participating.

So, if you or someone you know have been impacted by a loved ones addiction and are looking for professional help and support in a caring environment, then please consider doing our Family Programme. It has been described as a "life changing experience" by previous participants.

For more details, just click on Family Programme tab and fill out an Enquiry Form or call the office on (01)764 5131.

*** Fundraise for RISE this Christmas ***

You can help RISE this Christmas by organising a fundraising event in your local community or by getting your workplace, children's school or college involved. Some ideas to get you thinking: Carol Singing, Raffle, Bag Packing, Coffee Morning, Bring & Buy Sale etc.

All money raised will go directly to helping us run our 2012 Family Programmes which help those families impacted by a loved ones addiction.

Please call the office on (01)764 5131 if you wish to discuss any fundraising ideas.