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Come Join the Boston Irish Business Association in celebrating the holiday season in partnership with IN Boston. This after work event will take place at the Faneuil Hall Building overlooking Boston's stunning historic district on Thursday November 29th from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. After party to be announced.
Both ticket options include complimentary IN-Boston 2013 membership, open bar, appetizers, giveaways and live musical entertainment from Ciaran Nagle, and his wife, Tara Novak. Join us for an evening of music and craic and a chance to catch up with old friends and new. This is one holiday networking opportunity you will not want to miss! For more information and to purchase tickets, visit EventBrite.http://www.eventbrite.com/event/4854637351/
The Irish Times noted last year how "one in ten Irish teenagers says their parents’ drinking affects their own lives in a ‘hugely negative way’ while a quarter of teenagers admit to binge drinking themselves," according to The National Children’s Consultation survey published in Dec 2010 by the Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children." When I review the stories of the hundreds of people I have been privileged to offer counseling to since 2004, I discovered something equally as startling: in a key sample of clients, who attended six or more sessions in the last 3 yrs, 74% of this group noted they had been negatively impacted by at least one of their parents or caregivers alcohol use. That’s almost four of every five clients.
Children living in homes where there is parental substance abuse can find life difficult, unpredictable and confusing. The holidays can make life even more challenging and fearful. Sometimes children even believe the alcohol or drug abuse is their fault. Teenagers, already dealing with the ups and downs of adolescence, who live with alcohol dependent parents might feel anger, sadness, embarrassment, loneliness, helplessness, and a lack of self-esteem. "For example, many alcohol dependents behave unpredictably, and kids who grow up around them may spend a lot of energy trying to feel out a parent's mood or guess what he or she wants."
Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums will host its 12th annual Pub Night on Friday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Council 4504 located at 1034 Jeanette Avenue in Union, NJ 07083.
Please note the new date and location for the event that was rescheduled because of Hurricane Sandy.
Declan O’Rourke is coming to the Red Room at Café 939 on Thursday, November 8 at 8:00 pm. Based in Galway, O’Rourke is considered one of Ireland’s top singer songwriters and has earned the respect of his peers from Bono to Damien Rice.