Addiction affects people of all nationalities, religions, shapes, gender, creed, age and intellect. It is usually impossible to tell if someone is suffering from addiction by simply looking at them.
* Assessment of risk status for individuals and family members
* Information and Advice on treatment options
* Referral to treatment services and self-help groups
* Counselling for people with alcohol and other addictive problems
* Advice and counselling for family members struggling to cope with addiction especially the spouse or partner
* Information on the harmful effects on children
* Advice on how to discuss addiction with children
* Occupational Health; Counselling for employees/staff
* Literature and website recommendations
* Interviews for all forms of the media on the above subjects.
Training sessions and Lecture services
* Consultation on alcohol/drug policies for employers.
* Design and implementation of Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs).
* Training on alcohol/drug symptoms for line–managers.
Rolande has delivered lectures and workshops to a wide range of people and professional groups including Doctors, trainee Doctors, Practice Nurses, international and national conferences, employees, Company executives, colleges, schools community groups and many more.
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This is the six million dollar question! If there was a clear, concise answer those of us in the treatment arena could save individuals, families and communities a load of grief and unhappiness. Various specialists have their own strongly held … Continue reading
I wrote this blog around the same time last year and have decided to update it to try to help those who wish to drink less at this time of the festive seson or who want to abstain. I love … Continue reading
In my last blog (July 16th, see under ‘links’ on my website – www.rolandeanderson.ie) I promised to write some suggestions to help people who want to cut back on the amounts they drink or who want to stop drinking altogether … Continue reading
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MCDAR Addiction of all sorts, and problems with alcohol and drugs, impact on everyone, sometimes with devastating consequences, especially for family and friends, but also on community living. Addiction affects people from all walks of life and people of all … Continue reading
I have been a long campaigner against some of the more dubious tactics of the drinks industry in general which are designed as far as I am concerned only to increase consumption and to ensure continuing profits. The ‘vested interests’ in my view are just focussed … Continue reading