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New venue for family support group meetings

Phil Hamilton outside Mossley Mill before Monday nights Families Against Drugs meeting. INNT 17-440-RM

Phil Hamilton outside Mossley Mill before Monday nights Families Against Drugs meeting. INNT 17-440-RM

A FAMILY support group set up by two Carnmoney women to provide help to local families struggling to cope with children and teenagers with drug problems held its first meeting in Mossley Mill on Monday night (April 23).

‘Families Against Drugs’, formed last month by two local mums who went through a living nightmare after their teenage sons got hooked on diazepam-based ‘Blues’ pills and other drugs, had been meeting at the Monkstown Outreach Project office. However, in a bid to encourage more people to come forward and access the help and support on offer, they decided to move meetings to a more “neutral venue.”

East Antrim Progressive Unionist Party representative, Phil Hamilton, who helped set up the support group, thanked alderman Paul Girvan and councillor Robert Hill for helping secure a regular meeting venue at the council’s Mossley Mill headquarters.

“We wanted a neutral venue so that everyone in the local community can feel comfortable to come along and share their experiences and get the help and support that they need,” he said.

‘Families Against Drugs’ is now planning to meet at Mossley Mill every Monday night between 7pm and 9pm.

For more information email Phil Hamilton at phil.csdp@yahoo.co.uk

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