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McGuire, Vivion (2010) ‘Message in a Bottle’ seminar. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 32, Winter 2009, p. 2.

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‘Message in a Bottle’, an alcohol policy seminar, was hosted by Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force and Dublin North East Local Drugs Task Force in the Carlton Airport Hotel, Santry, on 16 September. The purpose of the conference was to improve current knowledge and understanding of issues relating to alcohol at an individual, societal and environmental level. It was felt that, with a better understanding of policy and practice, local communities would be able to inform policy both locally and nationally. 

Keynote speakers on the day were Mr Peter Sheridan and Dr Ann Hope. Mr Sheridan is an acclaimed film and theatre director and he shared his personal experiences of alcohol. Dr Hope has extensive experience in national andinternational work in alcohol policy. In her presentation she discussed alcohol policy from an Irish perspective and outlined the policy interventions that are most effective in reducing alcohol-related harm. Seven guest speakers presented a diverse range of topics relating to alcohol policy, drinking culture, alcohol treatment and alternative alcohol-free social gatherings.
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Irish-related, Open Access, Article
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Issue 32, Winter 2009
18 January 2010
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p. 2
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Issue 32, Winter 2009
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