Addiction Awareness Week
Addiction is defined as being out of control in our decision-making as a consequence of one or a combination of physical, mental, circumstantial and emotional factors.
Our awareness campaign highlighted both the harm caused by a dependency on Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling/Supplements/the Internet and the warning signs such as risk-taking/secrecy/obsession/denial/changes in friendships, in hobbies and activities/lapses in concentration, poor application to studies/financial pressures.
Some of our Speakers had expertise in social media, the law and medicine. Others shared their personal stories on the road to recovery.
We thank our Speakers, Mr Pat O’Dwyer, Ms Hilary Towers and the Parents’ Committee and Mr Conor McMahon for their planning of the week and the provision of an excellent programme which raised awareness and empowered the boys with information that will assist them in their decision-making.
I thank Ms Nolan, Mr Herlihy, the Deans, Mr Mulvaney, the T.Y. House Captains and and our Household Team who managed the logistics.