This week a special Cocaine Awareness Campaign is being rolled out in Ballyfermot. The Campaign called 'Cocaine. You think you know it all…' has been put together by a number of local drug and youth projects and their participants with funding support from the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs through The National Drugs Strategy Team.
The Campaign aims to get people to take a fresh look at their own cocaine use and to go for support if they think they may have a problem. The central messages of the campaign show the different ways in which cocaine can negatively affect people’s lives by; causing paranoia, destroying relationships, getting people into financial debt, contributing to suicide, creating cycles of addiction, and causing serious physical harm when cocaine is mixed with alcohol. All the messages came from local people living in Ballyfermot and using services here. The Campaign is being run using a number of different media: *A campaign website: www.cocaineyouthinkyouknowitall.com The website features a specially designed video, radio add, contact info for services, and information on the effects of cocaine use. *Radio adds on Spin 103.8fm *Campaign posters which are being displayed in services, public areas, pubs and off-licences throughout the Dublin 10 area *Specially designed coasters which will be displayed in all the pubs and off-licences in Ballyfermot over the weekend of 24th- 27th October *Campaign leaflets which will be distributed through the local Garda Station and with take-outs from off-licences over the same weekend. *Bus-stop posters on the main bus route through Ballyfermot *The quarterly dTAlk magazine which goes into 10,000 homes and services throughout the Dublin 10 area and to hospitals and drug projects across Dublin. The following groups were involved in delivering this campaign: Ballyfermot Advance Project Ballyfermot STAR Ballyfermot Local Drugs Task Force The Base Youth Facility Ballyfermot Youth Services If you would like any further information on the campaign please contact Aoife Hallissey or Dermot Gough in the Ballyfermot Advance Project on 6238001.
|Source:||Ballyfermot Advance Project|
|Date:||22 October 2008|
|Subjects:||B Drugs and alcohol substances > Cocaine|
VA Geographic area > Europe > Ireland
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Prevention approach > Prevention through information and education
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