Jarlath Burns challenges ‘Win or Lose – We Booze’ culture

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Sunday, November 18th, 2012
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Respected former Armagh GAA captain and analyst on “The Championship” Jarlath Burns will be one of the speakers in an event organised to highlight Alcohol Awareness Week which runs from the 19th to the 25th of November. The current Vice – Principal of St Paul’s High School Bessbrook will participate in a discussion on the theme “Our ‘Drinking Culture’ Isn’t Romantic, Its Killing Us”. Interestingly Jarlath, a member of the Pioneer Total Abstinence Association, will challenge amongst other things, the perception that alcohol is necessary for social enjoyment and interaction, the “win or loose, we booze” culture. Cuan Mhuire, Ireland’s largest voluntary provider of Addiction treatment and support for individuals, will on Thursday the 22nd of November host this Alcohol Awareness Week event in the Charity’s recently opened £7 million Regional Addiction support centre on the Dublin Road near Newry. The event, which commences at 8pm, will look at various issues of alcohol addiction and its consequences. Amongst the other speakers at the event organised by Cuan Mhuire (Sr Consilios) will be representatives from various agencies directly involved in dealing with the consequences of alcohol misuse. There will also be some personal reflections from those caught up in the serious disease of alcohol addiction and now a day at a time living in recovery. Sr Consilio and Cuan Mhuire extend an invitation to all who would like to attend to come along. Further information is available from our Cuan Mhuire Regional Addiction Centre Newry at newry@cuanmhuire.ie or telephone 02830849010.
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