The HSE has issued a statement this evening regarding the suspension of children's and adolescence's addiction counselling service in Donegal.
It reads as follows:
The Addiction Services to people under 18 years is temporarily not available. This is due to the retirement of the Youth Addiction Counsellor in Donegal.
A recruitment process is underway for a suitably qualified person to provide a replacement service
The HSE is also in negotiations with other services and professionals outside of the Donegal area to provide this service in the interim period.
The Addiction Services will continue to provide services to young people over the age of 18 and their families.