North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week 18th – 26th August 2018

North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week

The North East Inner City will mark National Heritage Week running from 18th – 26th August 2018. A full programme has been compiled featuring free talks, tours, film, poetry and more throughout the week. The Programme will be officially launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday 18th August at the North Inner City Folklore Project. This occasion will also mark the opening of the Folklore Project’s new visitor experience featuring Terry Fagan’s collection of memorabilia from tenement Dublin and beyond. The newly revamped premises is located at Unit 1A The Forge, Railway Street (beside Perfect Smile dental surgery). The set up of the Folklore Project at Railway Street has been supported by the North East Inner City Initiative. For details of the local Heritage Week Programme please click here https://wetransfer.com/downloads/c7b96d2022dad0ce1305ddc13e73a27320180814084001/68bea2d3da022504fb184927115baed820180814084001/bfe413

North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week 18th – 26th August 2018

North Inner City Folklore Project celebrates Heritage Week

The North East Inner City will mark National Heritage Week running from 18th – 26th August 2018. A full programme has been compiled featuring free talks, tours, film, poetry and more throughout the week. The Programme will be officially launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday 18th August at the North Inner City Folklore Project. This occasion will also mark the opening of the Folklore Project’s new visitor experience featuring Terry Fagan’s collection of memorabilia from tenement Dublin and beyond. The newly revamped premises is located at Unit 1A The Forge, Railway Street (beside Perfect Smile dental surgery). The set up of the Folklore Project at Railway Street has been supported by the North East Inner City Initiative. For details of the local Heritage Week Programme please click here https://wetransfer.com/downloads/c7b96d2022dad0ce1305ddc13e73a27320180814084001/68bea2d3da022504fb184927115baed820180814084001/bfe413

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Arrest after dozens overdose in Connecticut park

BBC World News….

A man has been arrested in the US after more than 40 people overdosed in a Connecticut park on a drug suspected of being laced with an opioid, police say.

The first cases were reported near Yale University on Tuesday night, officials say. Some are in critical condition.

They are believed to have taken doses of K2, a synthetic drug marketed as being similar to marijuana.

The incident comes in the wake of a new report that found a record 72,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2017.

The man arrested on Wednesday is suspected of being connected to some of the drugs that caused the overdoses, NBC News Connecticut reported.

Dr Kathryn Hawk, an Emergency Department physician at Yale New Haven Hospital, said the drug was laced with fentanyl, but police have yet to confirm this.

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On Tuesday night, emergency crews responded to three overdoses in New Haven Green park.

Eighteen people collapsed on Wednesday morning within a span of three-and-a-half hours, officials said.

Some of the people were unconscious – others were vomiting or exhibiting other overdose symptoms.

Naloxone, a drug used to treat narcotic overdoses in emergencies, appears to have been ineffective in relieving the symptoms.

The slew of overdoses comes as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a preliminary report on Wednesday on the record number of American drug deaths.

According to the estimates, drugs – particularly fentanyl – are now deadlier in the US than HIV, car crashes and guns.

Synthetic opiates like fentanyl, which is 30-50 times more potent than heroin, are extremely dangerous.

Just 2mg of fentanyl – the equivalent of a few grains of table salt – is a lethal dosage for most people, and even exposure can cause a fatal reaction, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Fentanyl is approved as an anaesthetic and for pain relief, but its high profit margin for traffickers has made it a key drug in the US opioid crisis.

The CDC reported that between 2015 and 2016, the rate of drug overdose deaths in the US involving synthetic opioids such as fentanyl had doubled.

In New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston Jr told reporters the opiate problem is a far-reaching one.

“People are self-medicating for several different reasons and every agency – police, fire, medical, hospitals – all are strained at this time,” Chief Alston said.

“This is a problem that’s not going away.”

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45200231

Improving quality of life: substance use and aging.

This seventh Substance Use in Canada report explores alcohol and drug use in older adulthood (age 65 and older). Specifically, it:
• Considers the impact of the aging population and increasing problematic substance use among older adults on health outcomes and the Canadian healthcare system;
• Identifies gaps in knowledge about the harms associated with substance use and their impacts on healthy aging; and
• Summarizes the best available evidence on effective ways to prevent, detect, assess and treat problematic substance use in the older adult population.

Can 12-step mutual aid bridge recovery resources deficit?

The profile of abstinence-based recovery has been heightened in recent UK national strategies (1 2 3), with renewed attention falling on one of the best-known and most widely implemented programmes for achieving this goal – 12-step ‘anonymous’ mutual aid fellowships such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA). This hot topic keys into what qualities have preserved 12-step as the dominant model, despite its reliance on a ‘higher power’ and abstinence clearly not suited to everyone, what conclusions can be drawn about its effectiveness given the tensions inherent when ‘faith meets science’, and the extent to which confidence in the 12 steps comes from “consistency with established mechanisms of behavior change” as opposed to some of its more distinct components.

The 12 Steps were created by the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous to establish guidelines for the best way to overcome an addiction to alcohol. The program gained enough success in its early years for other addiction support groups to adapt the steps to their own needs.

There are many 12-step programs for various addictions and compulsive behaviors, ranging from Cocaine Anonymous to Debtors Anonymous—all using the same 12 Step methods.

Although the 12 Steps are heavy on spirituality, many nonreligious people have found the program immensely helpful. The language emphasizes the presence of God as each participant understands him, allowing for different interpretations and religious beliefs.

About

Hands on Peer Education, is a front-line service in Dublin’s north inner city, where those suffering with addiction and their families can get access to much needed support and treatment options. H.O.P.E. facilitates and advocates for recovery through abstinence. We also offer a wide range of advocacy services. H.O.P.E.’s free and confidential drop-in clinic is open from 10am ‘til 1pm, Monday to Friday.

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Bloomsday 2018 Poster

BLOOMSDAY IN THE MONTO 2018

Free of charge and open to all

Saturday June 16th 2018

Liberty Park, Foley Street, Noon to 2 pm

Organised by HOPE and North Inner City Folklore

Funded and Supported by NEIC

The Monto plays a role in  James Joyce’s Ulysses and we will make it our own, mixing songs, readings, and a bit of the Monto story.  Come along, dress up, a  mobile costume unit on site. Play a part! Rehearsals June 12 at the HOPE office Unit 1 Sean Tracey House, 5.30 pm—All welcome.

Afternoon tea will be served

To volunteer: Irene 01-887-8404 / [email protected]

Terry Fagan 087-921-0673 / [email protected]

Oh if you’ve got a wingo, take her up to Ringo
Where the waxies sing-o all the day.
If you’ve had your fill of porter and you can’t go any
Further

 

Just give your men the order, “Back to the quay”
And take her up to Monto, Monto, Monto
Take her up to Monto langeroo! To you
Well you’ve heard of Butcher Foster, the dirty old
Imposter

 

He took his mot and lost her up in Furry Glen
He first put on his bowler, then he buttoned up his
Trousers

 

And he whistled for a growler and he said “My men”
And take me up to Monto, Monto, Monto
Take me up to Monto langeroo! To you

About

Hands on Peer Education, is a front-line service in Dublin’s north inner city, where those suffering with addiction and their families can get access to much needed support and treatment options. H.O.P.E. facilitates and advocates for recovery through abstinence. We also offer a wide range of advocacy services. H.O.P.E.’s free and confidential drop-in clinic is open from 10am ‘til 1pm, Monday to Friday.

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We love to get feedback, it helps us improve our service to the community. If you have a minute, we would greatly appreciate it if you write a few words about our service. Follow the link below to see our reviews on Google. Click ‘write review’ on the right hand side to add your own.

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HOPE 2017 Annual Report

H.O.P.E. 2017

A Chara,

It has been another year in H.O.P.E. where we have accomplished much, with very little, thanks to the hard work and goodwill of so many. It has been a privilege to manage this project and work in Dublin’s North Inner City, a fantastic community. The dedication to making this community, and this world, a better place has driven our work. We have a fantastic team, and I would like to extend my appreciation to the following:

Our voluntary Board of Management for the many years of support and guidance and the time they have given up to help run H.O.P.E. Three of our current management committee are founding members, Carmel Cosgrave, Angela Hart, and Theresa Brady. Also with us for many years are Yvonne Bambury, Kevin Murray, Catherine O’Connor, and Martin Cooke. Our wonderful staff: Senior project worker Joe Dowling, Project Worker Alison Gray and “IT Guy” David Brown. Client Work Volunteer Connie Murphy; Counsellor Paul Flannery; Holistic Therapies: John Hanamy and Alison Gray. Interns 2017: Jamie Murphy, Shauna Byrne, Karen Mooney, John Donohue.

I also thank the following without whom our work would not be possible: The North Inner City Drug and Alcohol Task Force, our funders the HSE, and Dublin City Council for our premises. Also, thanks to An Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his office, Paschal Donohue TD, Catherine Byrne TD, Mary Lou McDonald TD, Maureen O’Sullivan TD, Joe Costello, Cllr Christy Burke, Cllr Ray McAdam and Cllr Niall Ring, all of whom came down to this community and supported H.O.P.E. in 2017. Also, the newly established Programme Implementation Board and the NEIC for the great work being carried out and commitment to this community.

Finally, many thanks to our colleagues in the North Inner City and all the agencies and individuals we have worked with AND allof our clients for their continued trust in us and their willingness to put in the work. We hope to be here for many years to come.

Irene Crawley,
H.O.P.E. Manager

 

About

Hands on Peer Education, is a front-line service in Dublin’s north inner city, where those suffering with addiction and their families can get access to much needed support and treatment options. H.O.P.E. facilitates and advocates for recovery through abstinence. We also offer a wide range of advocacy services. H.O.P.E.’s free and confidential drop-in clinic is open from 10am ‘til 1pm, Monday to Friday.

Now That You’re Here

We love to get feedback, it helps us improve our service to the community. If you have a minute, we would greatly appreciate it if you write a few words about our service. Follow the link below to see our reviews on Google. Click ‘write review’ on the right hand side to add your own.

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Many thanks from the team in H.O.P.E.