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Councillor welcomes new Drug Awareness initiative

2 May, 2006

Cllr. Larry O'Toole, Sinn Féin, has welcomed a new drug awareness initiative recently launched by Crosscare, the catholic social care agency. A new mobile phone text alert service will provide young people with urgent advice on the dangers of illicit drugs.

By texting the name of the drug to 50100 the person will be sent a brief text message highlighting the dangers involved in taking the drug and where to get more information on it.

Councillor O'Toole said "I welcome this or any other initiative that will create more awareness and provide information to young people to assist them to remain drug free. Despite all that we have learned about drug abuse, when you are in early teens, it can all be new to you. This service gives clear concise information in an instant and could save lives." ENDS

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