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25/01/2012

Alcohol Action Ireland: conference report and minimum pricing

"A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance abuse"

Alcohol Action Ireland co-hosted the conference “A Family Affair? Supporting children living with parental substance abuse”.

From the Preface of the report: “This conference originated from the findings of a literature review carried out by Dr. Justine Horgan, Senior Researcher National Advisory Committee on Drugs on the impact of parental substance misuse on children. The main finding of this review was that parental substance misuse can, and does, negatively impact on the health, development and welfare of children including both abuse and neglect. As children’s welfare and protection is a major governmental and societal priority, this conference was timely and the invitation by the NACD to the HSE and Alcohol Action Ireland to become co-sponsors of the conference ensured the widest possible dissemination of the findings.”

Please visit the Eurocare website to access the report from the conference.

Respons to minimum pricing

Alcohol Action Ireland has given their response to the government plans on minimum pricing. Please click here to access the news coverage