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.

What's New

Welcome to the What’s New section of the ASCERT website.

Here you will find all of the latest news and updates from our organisation, along with listings of events and activities we are planning, attending or profiling that may be of interest.

You can also check out 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.

You may also like to visit the Training section of this website for a full listing of available training courses and programmes.

Self-Care : Now When We Need It Most

Self-Care : Now When We Need It Most

As we all move though these challenging times, looking after ourselves is more important than ever. Whether you are a practitioner, parent or carer,  we have been focused on helping and caring for others as we deal with the challenges we face from the pandemic. That...

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Fast Track Service for Offenders with Addictions

Fast Track Service for Offenders with Addictions

The Probation Board for Northern Ireland (PBNI) is partnering with ASCERT to provide a ‘Rapid Response Addiction Service’ to people under probation supervision. The purpose of this partnership, which commenced in November 2019, is to ensure there is a rapid response...

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16 ASCERT Receives Recognition from Living Works

16 ASCERT Receives Recognition from Living Works

ASCERT have been recognised by Alison Armstrong and Living Works for their contribution towards creating a suicide safer community. Northern Ireland has the highest suicide rate within the United Kingdom and the third highest suicide rate in Europe. ASCERT alongside...

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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...

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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...

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Upcoming Events

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Online Parent Support Group

Online Parent Support Group

ASCERT's six-week online Parent/Carer support programme starts on the 25th May 2021 7pm-8.30 pm.  The programme is aimed at parents /carers of young people aged 11 – 15yrs and is FREE to join. The videos below provide information about the programme. You can register...

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OUR UPCOMING TRAINING EVENTS

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june, 2021

04jun10:0013:00Understanding Alcohol WFD08 HDI15 04/06/2021Understanding Alcohol WFD08 HDI15 04/06/2021

07jun10:0013:00Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs WFD08 HDI16 07/06/2021Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs WFD08 HDI16 07/06/2021

09jun10:0013:00Understanding Illicit Drugs WFD08 HDI17 09/06/2021Understanding Illicit Drugs WFD08 HDI17 09/06/2021

18jun10:0013:00Substance Misuse Awareness WFD08 SMA06 18/06/2021Substance Misuse Awareness WFD08 SMA06 18/06/2021

21jun10:0013:00Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse WFD08 HHP03 21/06/2021Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse WFD08 HHP03 21/06/2021

22jun10:0013:00Understanding Illicit Drugs WFD08 HDI19 22/06/2021Understanding Illicit Drugs WFD08 HDI19 22/06/2021

23jun10:0013:00Understanding Alcohol WFD08 HDI18 23/06/2021Understanding Alcohol WFD08 HDI18 23/06/2021

24jun10:0013:00Substance Misuse Awareness WFD08 SMA07 24/06/2021Substance Misuse Awareness WFD08 SMA07 24/06/2021

28jun10:0013:00Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs WFD08 HDI20 28/06/2021Understanding Misuse of Prescription and OTC Drugs WFD08 HDI20 28/06/2021

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