The Western Region Drugs Task Force, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, has launched a campaign to encourage people to stay safe on party nights out.
Using the catchline, “Don’t let a good night out turn into a morning full of regret”, the idea is to inform people of the dangers involved in excessive alcohol consumption and or drug use.
Top Tips to Stay Safe at Parties
The campaign looks at the top tips to stay safe at night.
These include the following.
• Both men and women are at risk of their drinks being spiked.
• Watch your drink being poured, keep your friends with you
• If a drink tastes unusual or smells odds do not drink it
• Don’t accept a drink from someone you don’t know and trust and don’t share or swap drinks.
Cities and towns in the region are the hub for arts festivals, cultural and sporting events throujghout the summer months. This attracts tourists and locals to
the pubs and clubs.
The message from the Western Region Drugs Task Force and An Garda Síochána is to stay safe on your night out.
Pictured above: At the launch of the Western region Drug Task Force campaign (Top tips to stay safe on nights out) were l-r: Garda Inspector Damien Flanagan, Castlebar, Garda Superintendent Gerry Roache, Galway, Martin Lee, Chairperson Western Region Drug Task Force, Edith Geraghty, Managing Director Western Region Drug Task Force, Garda Sgt. Naomi De Rís, Castlebar, and Gary Kyne, Western Regionl Drugs Task Force,. Photo Ken Wright Photography