Family Focus, Drimnagh

Community Awareness of Drugs will be launching our Family Focus programme in Mourne Road Schools, Drimnagh on Monday 23rd of February 2015

Problems with alcohol and other drugs affect people of all ages and all walks of life. Many parents find it difficult to discuss drugs and drug related issues with their children. They may feel they know too little to have any real impact on the opinions of their young people. Yet studies clearly show that parents have a positive impact on the life-style choices and drug taking behaviour of their children. Consisting of six sessions, this interactive programme promotes the role of the parent in educating their young people about risk associated with substance use, in an effort to reduce the demand for drugs. Delivered within a health promoting framework, our programme provides participants with an opportunity to:

  • Update information on drugs and their effects
  • Explore attitudes and decisions about substance misuse
  • Develop a family focused drug prevention strategy

This programme is normally hosted in partnership with local community groups or programmes. If you are interested in hosting a programme or just want to know more about what’s involved contact the CAD office.  

All classes will be held weekly. To register for the Family Focus programme, please contact Bernie McDonnell Director of Services, Community Awareness of Drugs Phone: +353 (01) 878 3656 Email:

Paula Tunney will be leading this programme. Paula is an experienced tutor with over 20 years experience delivering the Family Focus programme. If you have any questions, you can contact us by email.