Midwest Treatment Centre To Employ Addiction Counsellor

From: Dunphy Public Relations
Published: Wed Sep 17 2008

The Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs has allocated the funding to enable the Centre to employ an Addiction Counsellor.

According to Minister Killeen, ‘The Counsellor will help establish weekly aftercare groups to assist cocaine users who have completed treatment in one of the four centres in the Midwest region.’

He continued, ‘Bushypark has provided many years of invaluable service as a residential addiction treatment centre for those addicted to alcohol, drugs and gambling. I hope that the funding allocated to the centre will help individuals and their families recover from cocaine addictions and regain control of their lives.

Minister Killeen added that tackling cocaine use and implementing the recommendations of the Report of the Working Group on Drugs Rehabilitation remained priorities for Government.

‘It is important that we continue to treat the problem of cocaine use as a serious threat to society. This funding will assist Bushypark Treatment Centre assist in developing vital services for those experiencing problems’, he concluded.


Notes to Editor:
- Tony Killeen T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (with special responsibility for Fisheries and Forestry), is available for interview and further comment on 0035387-2525304. Alternatively please contact Mark Dunphy of Dunphy Public Relations on 00353868534900 or media@dunphypr.com
- High-resolution images of Minister Killeen are available

Mark Dunphy
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