Drugs Talk – this Wednesday, April 5th – 8 pm

Talk given by Andy Hargreaves HSE Substance Misuse Drugs Education Officer – Askamore Activity Centre, Wednesday April 5th – 8 pm. €3. 


  • What is a drug?
  • An introduction to commonly used drugs in Wexford
  • The effects that those drugs can produce
  • What do drugs look like?
  • A chance to look at replicas of drugs 
  • Why do people take drugs?
  • A look at some of the reasons why people use drugs and some of the circumstances that can lead to the misuse of drugs
  • How might people look and sound when under the influence of drugs?
  • Speech
  • Odour
  • Mannerisms
  • Mood
  • How they present themselves
  • Signs & symptoms of drug use
  • General signs and symptoms that may help to identify drug misuse
  • What to do if you think you have found drugs
  • A discussion on the options available
  • Places to go for help with drug related problems
  • Specific locations and phone numbers of services
  • Where to look for good quality information on drugs
  • Specific websites or information leaflets



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