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The GAA ASAP Programme


The Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Programme is a joint venture by the GAA and the Health Service Executive that aims to reduce the harm being caused by tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. The ASAP Programme is aimed at all GAA members, and is delivered through a structure of 32 county ASAP Officers, who sit on the new County Health & Wellbeing sub-Committee at county level.

The ASAP Programme aims to tackle the issue of alcohol and substance abuse through three key elements:

  • Prevent alcohol and other drug related problems from happening
  • Educate members about relevant issues
  • Respond appropriately should a problem arise

Extensive resources such as the development of our new policy and guidelines manual, an accompanying DVD, Flyers, and SAOR training booklets have been developed along with additional materials provided through established links with relevant partner organisations. In order to respond effectively to drug and alcohol related problems every club must develop and adopt a Club Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Policy that is appropriate to its specific needs and settings (to download sample policy click on link to the right).

Aims

The Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Programme is a joint venture by the GAA and the HSE that aims to reduce the harm being caused by tobacco, alcohol and other drugs. The ASAP Programme is aimed at all GAA members, and is delivered through a structure of 32 county ASAP Officers, who sit on the new County Health & Wellbeing sub-committee at county level.

The ASAP Programme aims to tackle the issue of alcohol and substance abuse through three key elements:

  • Prevent alcohol and other drug related problems from happening
  • Educate members about relevant issues
  • Respond appropriately should a problem arise

Extensive resources such as the development of our new policy and guidelines manual, an accompanying DVD, Flyers and SAOR training booklets have been developed along with additional materials provided through established links with relevant partner organisations. In order to respond effectively to drug and alcohol related problems every club must develop and adopt a Club Tobacco, Alcohol and Drug Policy that is appropriate to its specific needs and settings.

All necessary information is available in our newly designed manual for clubs and members.

ASAP Booklet

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