October News 2012
Heroin Overdose Alert
Three people have died in Ireland over the past number of days as result of heroin overdose, two were in the Cork region and one in North Dublin City. There have also been a high number of non-fatal overdoses.
Initial reports pointed to a batch of heroin with a higher potency than the street ‘heroin’ generally available. Although full toxicology tests are not yet available there are now indications that the heroin was not 'high-strength', and that not all cases were linked. However these tragic incidences are a reminder to all staff, volunteers and injecting drug users of the need to pay additional attention to harm reduction advice:
Remember - Taking Drugs Is Always A Risk
Don’t Use Heroin
Don’t Inject Heroin (Smoking or Snorting are alternatives)
Never Inject Alone
Keep the Dose Low
Avoid mixing drugs
Avoid mixing drugs and alcohol
Keep Emergency Medical Contacts Details to Hand
If signs of overdose are seen, contact Emergency services immediately.
Download further information: Early signs of overdose.
Cannabis Awareness Morning Seminar & Workshop
North Inner City Drugs Task Force present a
Cannabis Awareness Seminar & Workshop
Tuesday 16th October, 10am to 1pm
Wynn’s Hotel, 35-39 Lower Abbey St, Dublin 1
The seminar will include a presentation by Dr. Des Corrigan and other speakers focusing primarily on the risks associated with high-strength cannabis.
All are welcome.
This Awareness morning is FREE but places will be limited, so you must register beforehand.
Please download and fill out the Registration form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 12th October.
Commemoration of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Close to the Famine Memorial, the commemoration will bring together people from different walks of life and responsibilities. They will gather in a gesture of solidarity with adults whose daily struggle against poverty and exclusion is a struggle for the respect of human rights. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the Liberty Hall.
Place: Custom House Quay, Dublin 1
Time: 11 am, Tues 17th October 2012
Master of Ceremony: John Lonergan
17 October National Committee, c/o ATD Fourth World-Ireland, 26 Mountjoy Sq, Dublin 1. Tel: 018558101, Website: www.overcomingpoverty.org