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Galvin, Brian (2009) Family Support Network re-launched. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 30, Summer 2009 , p. 18.

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The  Family Support Network (FSN) was launched as an independent national organisation at a ceremony in Dublin's Mansion House on 26 March. Speaking at the launch, Sadie Grace, FSN Coordinator, highlighted the role of family support services in dealing with the problem of drug use.  'These services need adequate funding and resources if they are to develop', she said

John Curran TD, Minister with responsibility for drugs strategy, paid tribute to the staff and management committee of FSN and said 'It is clear that the Network has put immense effort into the provision of vital information and support to members, families and communities.'
 
Professor Des Corrigan, Chairperson of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs, spoke of FSN's progress from a small number of groups, mainly in Dublin, to a nationwide organisation and congratulated family members on their commitment and dedication since the network was established in 2000. Marian Davitt, a founding member of the FSN group in Bray, highlighted the benefits family members received from attending the group.
 
Also attending the launch were the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Eibhlin Byrne, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, and Chief Superintendent John O'Driscoll, representing Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy.
 
FSN now has its own premises in a central Dublin location.  The new website, www.fsn.ie , will provide accurate information for families who want to learn about addiction, its effect on the family and the supports that are available for families. It will also act as a resource for new and established family support groups and networks. 
 
For further information contact Sadie Grace at FSN: (01) 8365 168 / 087 983 4810.
Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Open Access, Article
Drug Type
All substances
Issue Title
Issue 30, Summer 2009
Date
2009
Page Range
p. 18
Publisher
Health Research Board
Volume
Issue 30, Summer 2009
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