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Padraic Hanley

Lecturer in Addiction Studies

Padraic Hanley, Head of Responsible Service of Alcohol Training with The Learning Curve Institute and Senior Lecturer in Addiction Studies is an experienced trainer in the field of Drug & Alcohol Addiction and Community Responses to Addiction.

He is a graduate with first class honours in both Addiction Studies, Trinity College Dublin and Drugs Counselling Theory & Intervention Skills University College Dublin. He also qualified in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Middlesex University. Padraic is currently undertaking a Masters programme in Drug and Alcohol Policy in the School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin.

Padraic has conducted extensive research in the area of alcohol & drug impaired driving and also leads out the Learning Curve Institute Drink Driver Education Programme. He is an accredited trainer for the Road Safety Authority Community Call to Action road safety programmes.

He has published academic research in the area of addiction & criminology and continues to contribute articles and blogs in these related fields.

Padraic has gained extensive and varied experience in the provision of addiction services having worked in a variety of treatment, rehabilitation, low threshold and homeless agencies in addition to providing consultancy and training services to the voluntary, community and private sector.

He has delivered training for The Galway Simon Community, The Western Drugs Task Force, Merchants Quay Ireland, The Open Door Project Mullingar, The Westmeath Community Development Company and The No Name Club. He is also an accredited facilitator for The Strengthening Families Programme.