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IBDI – Tips for Teens

Information for Young People Download brochure … For teenagers Your questions answered about drugs and their effects, and what to do if you have concerns … Myth or fact? Find out the truth about alcohol … How to resist peer pressure Support and advice … Worried about a parent? What you need to know, and […]

IBDI – Tips for Parents

Information for parents / guardians from the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative

IBDI Newsletter

Newslettter from the Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative Ongoing| Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Bishop McAreavey awards certificates to Peer Leaders involved in education awareness regarding alcohol and drugs

PRESS RELEASE 26 April 2010 Bishop McAreavey awards certificates to Peer Leaders involved in education awareness regarding alcohol and drugs Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore, will present eighteen young adults with certificates this evening in Our Lady’s College Newry, Co Down, at 7.30pm.  Please see remarks by Bishop McAreavey below. The students of Newry […]

IBDI Prevention Pack

Register now for a parish prevention pack from the IBDI Contents include: Specially designed posters for parishes to overprint with local support details (download pdf …) Information leaflets Contacts on local support services Liturgy – Samples of Prayers of the Faithful and information for homilies Pastoral Letter on alcohol in moderation Our latest newsletter Booklet […]

Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative launches ‘Alcohol/Drugs Handbook

PRESS RELEASE 16 November 2009 Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative launches Alcohol/Drugs Handbook As a priority alcohol should not be a sponsor of sporting events or sporting organisations. Public policy at an all-island level should be coordinated, consistent and reflect the seriousness of this issue. It is necessary to reduce the alcohol/blood level to 50mg, North […]

Parishes mobilise to reduce harm of alcohol misuse and drugs

PRESS RELEASE26 March 2009 Parishes mobilise to reduce harm of alcohol misuse and drugs Ban alcohol advertising at sport and youth events and restrict alcohol advertising on the television and radio – Bishop Éamonn Walsh The Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative (IBDI) today hosted a seminar for parish representatives in the Columba Centre, St Patrick’s College, […]

Alcohol / Drugs Parishes Respond

An overview of pilot parish projects’ responses to alcohol / drug prevention October 2008 | Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Bishops host national conference ‘Alcohol Drugs – Parishes Respond’

PRESS RELEASE4 October 2008 Bishops host national conference ‘Alcohol Drugs – Parishes Respond’ The Irish Bishops’ Drugs Initiative (IBDI) today [4 October 2008] hosted its first national conference in Maynooth. The theme of the conference ‘Alcohol Drugs – Parishes Respond’ was addressed by Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor. Bishop Treanor officially launched […]

Pioneer Total Abstinence Association /Matt Talbot Pilgrimage to Knock – Homily by Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois

PRESS RELEASE20 July 2008 Pioneer Total Abstinence Association /Matt Talbot Pilgrimage to Knock – Homily by Bishop Colm O’Reilly, Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois “Reparation for excessive drinking is one of the pillars of pioneer spirituality … and it calls for a certain generosity of spirit which is very central to Christian life as a […]

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