Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

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Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

ASCERT Blog

Welcome to our Blogs section which contains interesting, informative and engaging personal perspective pieces from a range of contributors who are either directly connected to ASCERT, or whom are like us, keen to impart knowledge and experiences that may support others to address alcohol and/or drug related harm and support positive change.

The Reality of Balance

The Reality of Balance

Jennie Boyle shares her thoughts on achieving a work life balance   This week 10th- 15th October marks Work Life Balance week. It has me thinking a lot about where I work now and comparing it to environments past. The pandemic (yes we are still talking about it)...

Has the pandemic changed how we work?

Has the pandemic changed how we work?

  It is obvious we have all changed how we work within the last year and for ASCERTs recent staff meeting each service was asked to give a short update on how they have adapted and changed their work within that period, highlighting their achievements and...

Alcohol and Cold Weather

Alcohol and Cold Weather

Why you have to be extra careful if you’re out drinking alcohol in freezing temperatures. The cold weather is definitely setting in again, but that doesn’t mean social lives have ground to a halt. However, if your destination is the pub or a club and you’re drinking...

Being realistic about the Take 5 steps to wellbeing…

Being realistic about the Take 5 steps to wellbeing…

Jennie Boyle, Western Connections Worker at ASCERT. Whilst it is great to promote campaigns and initiatives under an umbrella, I sometimes think this can be off-putting for some people- it is almost like we make it sound more difficult or theoretical than it needs to...

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Views and opinions expressed by individual contributors are their own and do not necessarily represent ASCERT’s opinion and perspective, and sharing of a contributor’s blog on this website should not be perceived to be an endorsement by ASCERT.

ASCERT does it best to carefully review all guest contributor content before publication to reduce the risk of harm/offense to others or breaching of any laws/regulations. If you have any concerns about the content in any Blog entry, please make contact with ASCERT’s Marketing & communications Coordinator to discuss your concerns.

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