Forum concerned at the level of alcohol abuse by Donegal teens

first_img The Northwest Alcohol Forum has described fgures, which show the number of teens abusing alcohol is higher here than the rest of the country, as shocking.Across the country, the number of teenagers being treated for alcohol abuse has surged by more than 145% in the last five years.The problem is worse still in Donegal – between 2008-2010, the number of people aged 15 to 64 per 100,000 being treated in Donegal stood 299 –  a major increase on previous figures.A second report highlighted that over a half a million children are at risk in Ireland because of their parents hazardous drinking.Eamon O’Kane heads up the North West Alcohol Forum – he says the figures in both reports are cause for concern:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/eamondrink.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp WhatsApp Forum concerned at the level of alcohol abuse by Donegal teens Google+ Newsx Adverts Pinterest Twitter PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Google+ Facebook By News Highland – November 9, 2011 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleCity of Derry Airport changes stance over poppyNext articleFuture looks brighter for Donegal’s Town Councils News Highland Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme last_img read more

New this week: ‘Resident Alien,’ Arlo Parks & ‘Palmer’

first_imgThis week’s new entertainment releases include new music from British singer-songwriter Arlo Parks, who can count former first lady Michelle Obama as a fan. If a wacky sci-fi series sounds appealing, check out SyFy’s “Resident Alien.” Alan Tudyk plays an alien masquerading as a small-town doctor — and a human — after crash-landing on Earth. In “Palmer,” Justin Timberlake takes a rare leading role in a predictable but tender redemption drama. In the film, debuting Friday on Apple TV+, a bearded Timberlake plays an ex-convict and former college football star who returns home from prison and strikes up a friendship with a boy.last_img