Nicole is the founder of Alex’s Adventure. Her story began in January 2016 when her only brother Alex went to a house party in the Greenmount area of Cork City and ingested a synthetic substance believing it to be a less potent drug called 2-CP. Alex had thought he had done his research on the substance he was trying. He was 18 years of age and had a lot of plans for his future. Alex ended up taking a huge dose of the lethal drug known as N-bomb which resulted in him being brought to Cork University Hospital where he never regained consciousness and subsequently four days later sadly passed away after being pronounced brain-dead. Nicole gave up my career as a Marine & Plant Engineer to come home and build Alex’s Adventure. Over the last 4 years, she has travelled the length and breadth of the country visiting schools and delivering her workshop educating and sharing how our choices can impact our lives forever. To date, Nicole has visited over 60 schools, colleges, youth clubs & businesses and have delivered this workshop to over 6,000 students nationwide. From this life changing experience Alex’s Adventure, the drug education program was born. Nicole developed a brand-new programme that aims to not only help students learn more about substance misuse but also to upskill people in the community and empower them to be able to do what she can do. Nicole is an expert in her field and has been facilitating drug education workshops for over four years. She has a degree in Marine & Plant Engineering, a Certificate in Training Development & Design and a Certificate in Substance Misuse and Addiction Studies. She will become a pre-accredited addiction councillor in 2021 with hopes of opening her own practice.