Public meeting on drug abuse on Thursday

The impact of drug abuse on families and communities across Derry will come under the spotlight at a meeting in the city next week.

The public event, which is being hosted by the Derry Policing and Community Safety Partnership (PCSP), will take place at St Columb’s Park House in the Waterside on Thursday, August 28 (7.30 p.m.)

At the event, a number of mothers who have suffered bereavement due to drug related deaths will tell their personal stories and reflect on the impact that substance misuse has had on their families.

PCSP chairman Alderman Drew Thompson says so called ‘legal’ highs will be discussed.

“The meeting will provide an opportunity to inform the wider community of the devastating impact that substance misuse can potentially have on individuals and families,” he said.