Former Health Board boss tells forum that “Ireland’s Drinking is of Epidemic Proportions”

first_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Former Health Board boss tells forum that “Ireland’s Drinking is of Epidemic Proportions” WhatsApp Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest By News Highland – March 20, 2013 center_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Previous articleSimon Coveney hails deal on CAP reform as a major step forwardNext articleNorth West MEP says CAP agreement is good for Donegal News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pat Harvey –  “The problem with our alcohol culture is of epidemic proportions. That’s not being dramatic”The former head of the North Western Health Board and current Chair of Alcohol Forum has said Ireland’s alcohol culture is now of epidemic proportions.Pat Harvey was speaking as first National Alcohol Conference got underway in Dublin. It’s entitled “The Power of Local Community in Reducing Harmful Drinking”.In his previous role with the Health Board Pat Harvey says he saw first hand the impact of alcohol abuse as he often had to sign forms asking the Courts to take a child into care and away from a family.The forum was addressed today by Minister of State for Primary Care Alex White – Pat Harvey says he did have some words of encouragement:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/patrg1pmFORUN.mp3[/podcast] Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more