Guests from all walks of Irish life, from sports stars to community leaders, and everyone in between, tell their stories of how they left their mark on the world. They candidly share the high points and low points of their lives and tell how they rose above their difficulties.
#4: Discussion with transition year students from Colaiste Cois Siuire, Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny
39:34In this episode Darren Butler and Transition Year students from Colaiste Cois Siuire who are leaving their mark on their community, they gathered questions as part of a Mooncoin Parish Drug Awareness Programme from their fellow students to compliment the ongoing work of the teachers and will be part of the Information & Education module we will complete with the Transition Year in 2023. The questions range from signs of addiction to why do people take drugs? And many more interesting questions in between. The Podcast is part of the ongoing work of the Mooncoin Drug Initiative. The Irish Bishops' Drugs Initiative is a pastoral response to the growing problems of drug and alcohol issues in our parishes and communities. Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative Website www.irishbishopsdrugsinitiative.ie
#3: Families and addiction with the Family Addiction Support Network, Dundalk
46:54In this episode, Darren Butler from the Irish bishops drugs initiative is joined by Gwen McKenna of the Family Addiction Support Network, Dundalk. They talk about the work of the family addiction support network, how Gwenn became involved after her own family experience of drug addiction, the very serious problem of intimidation that has crept into the drug-taking community and the changing landscape of drug addiction in Ireland. This episode was presented by Darren Butler of the Irish Bishops Drug Initiative. It was produced by Darren Butler, Mark G. Byrne, and Lisa Murray. The sound engineer was Mark G. Byrne. If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in this episode please see the links below to find out how you can get in contact with the Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative or the Family Addiction Support Network. Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative The Irish Bishops' Drugs Initiative is a pastoral response to the growing problems of drug and alcohol issues in our parishes and communities. Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative Website www.irishbishopsdrugsinitiative.ie Family Addiction Support Network The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) understand that there are large numbers of families affected by drug use living in the North East Region area yet they believe that the amount of family members availing of support is relatively low. As a Network they are developing an open, friendly, accessible and non-judgemental family support service so that no family has to live with the isolation that drug use can bring. Visit the Family Addiction Support Network website http://fasn.ie/ Family Addiction Support Network website https://www.facebook.com/fasnsupport Family Addiction Support Network contact details Phone: 0429355251 Mobile: 0879046405 Email [email protected] Head office: FASN – Family Addiction Support Network The Hub, Lios Dubh, Armagh Rd, Dundalk, Co. Louth. Please subscribe to be notified about new episodes.
#2: Addiction and Faith with The Apostles of Love, Collon, Co. Louth
44:47In this episode Darren Butler and Michael Murphy will discuss the Venerable Matt Talbot and how his story has reached many parts of the world. We’ll learn about the Matt Talbot Addiction Recovery Group at Collon, County Louth and their plans for a new Recovery Café. After the break, Darren will be joined by Deacon John Taffe to discuss his experience of working with people in addiction and the effects on families. We’ll explore how faith can play a part in recovery from addiction and we’ll learn about the Oasis of Peace Centre and how it came about. We’ll find out what is available for people to attend in person or online. If you’ve been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode, or if you want to learn more about the Apostles of Love, you’ll find links and contact information below. The Irish Bishops' Drugs Initiative is a pastoral response to the growing problems of drug and alcohol issues in our parishes and communities. Irish Bishops Drugs Initiative Website www.irishbishopsdrugsinitiative.ie The Apostles of Love are a group of Catholic people from many walks of life who wish to live and renew the Catholic Faith within individuals, families, work place settings and parish communities. They also manage the Oasis of Peace Centre – a place of for prayer, teaching and healing for all who visit. Visit the Apostles of Love website https://apostlesoflove.ie Apostles of Love on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/c/ApostlesofLoveIreland Apostles of Peace on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/apostlesoflove.ie/ Apostles of Love Contact Information (Oasis of Peace) Mobile: 0896152568 Email [email protected] Oasis of Peace Address: New Melifont Abbey, Collon, Co Louth, Ireland. Oasis of Peace Daily Opening Times Monday- Friday: 10am-4pm. Saturday:10am-4pm Sunday: Closed all day. Please Note the above times and Days are subject to change on retreat days. Credits This episode was presented by Darren Butler of the Irish Bishops Drug Initiative. It was produced by Darren Butler, Mark G. Byrne, and Lisa Murray. The sound engineer was Mark G. Byrne. Please subscribe to be notified about new episodes.
#1: Gambling Addiction with GAA stars Conn Kilpatrick and Oisín McConville
44:14Tyrone midfielder and all-Ireland winner, Conn Kilpatrick and Armagh forward and all-star, Oisín McConville talk about all things GAA and their personal experience with gambling addiction, a growing problem amongst young people.