The HSE has been notified of a tragic unexpected death in Donegal; the HSE extends its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the deceased. Currently HSE staff are liaising with the families in relation to this incident and all supports are being made available to provide assistance at this very difficult time.Staff from the HSE are also working closely with the local community to provide support and information. A drop-in session has been organised and will take place in the local Community Centre in St. Johnston this afternoon from 16.00 -18.30 for parents who have any concerns about their young people and for young people who may be affected.The HSE has also contacted all GPs in the surrounding area to advise them of the support services available.The HSE Public Health Department in the North West is again reminding people of the danger of taking substances including an ecstasy like substance known as Double Cross and/or Double Black.The Public Health Department is advising that people should not take these substances and if their friends are in possession of these that they should not be consumed. Those who take drugs should be specifically warned of potential dangers linked to these substances or using drugs in combinations.It is important that anyone displaying negative side effects following the use of drugs seek medical help immediately.HSE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOLLOWING TRAGIC AND UNEXPECTED DRUG DEATH was last modified: May 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathDrughealthHSEnewsSt Johnstonsupport
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