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Top 10 Tips to Stay Safe This Festive Season

After last year’s festive lockdown, an unrelentingly tough year and now the ongoing uncertainty of ‘Covid Christmas №2’, it might be tempting to push the boat out this Hogmanay and party hard. Good intentions can be quickly forgotten as nights out — and nights in — lead to partying with friends and over-indulgence. So, whether meeting up with familyContinue reading “Top 10 Tips to Stay Safe This Festive Season”

Lets Talk

Mags Mackenzie is CEO of Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA), this is her personal opinion on the need for honest talking between alcohol and mental health services. When you work in a community alcohol service you become accustomed to encountering people who are in a very dark place. Some of the people who findContinue reading “Lets Talk”

Let’s Talk

Mags Mackenzie is CEO of Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA), this is her personal opinion on the need for honest talking between alcohol and mental health services. When you work in a community alcohol service you become accustomed to encountering people who are in a very dark place. Some of the people who findContinue reading “Let’s Talk”

Days Like This

‘When it’s not always raining there’ll be days like this’ As we try to navigate ourselves safely out of lockdown, those worry-free days which Van Morrison’s mama told him about seem few and far between. The rain definitely doesn’t help, but it’s more than Scottish Summer blues that is seeing our referral rates rocket for theContinue reading “Days Like This”

DACA’s AGM and Annual Report — 2018–19

After 43 years of working in West Dunbartonshire, there are few local charities with the organisational memory, knowledge and experience which Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) can bring to the community. Our AGMs are always a timely reminder of this as we welcome back past and present clients, colleagues, volunteers, Board members, partners andContinue reading “DACA’s AGM and Annual Report — 2018–19”


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