White Oaks’ clients becoming younger as drug use increases

The Director of Whiteoaks Rehab Centre in Muff says more needs to be done to make people fully aware of the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

Fr Neal Carlin was speaking following new Health Research Board figures which showed that across Ireland there were 638 drug related deaths in 2009, with alcohol the most prevalent cause of death highlighted in the report.

Half of all who died were aged 37 years or under.

Fr Carlin says while this may appear an urban problem, drug abuse is happening in every part of the country - He says those availing of White Oaks' services are getting younger:

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