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Network of Local and Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces

Statement in support of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

 October 5th, 2017

The 24 Local and Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces have, for the past number of years, made continuous efforts to support local communities as they deal with the harm caused by excessive and harmful drinking.  Alcohol misuse manifests itself in a number of profoundly damaging ways which are more than evident in local communities.  This includes, local public disorder, damage and vandalism, domestic violence and family distress, loss and financial difficulty, accidents and fatalities, underage younger and younger drinking, illness (including advanced liver disease in younger people), and addiction.

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Recovery Walk Ireland 2017

 

 

Recovery Walk Ireland 2017

 

Join us to help celebrate recovery at the 6th Irish Recovery Walk followed by a family day of music, children’s activities, speeches and family fun!

The event is to celebrate the achievements of people in recovery from addiction and to show that recovery works! September is International Recovery Month when tens of thousands of people around the world take part in recovery walks and other events to show that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery from addiction is a reality in millions of people’s lives.  

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2017 DATMS Report launches

 2017 DATMS Report launches 

 

In 2015 we developed our DATMS in Dublin 15. The objective was to establish a comprehensive evidence base for drug use and misuse in Dublin 15 and use this data to inform local service provision. In order to always have current information and to monitor changes over time the study is repeated annually. We published the first report in 2016 (DATMS Year 1) and this report documents the second year of our DATMS (DATMS Year 2). The DATMS was designed to identify new emerging trends in patterns of drug use; three or more years of data are required in order to verify emerging trends. Therefore, any changes identified in this report require further investigation in subsequent DATMS data collection phases. The DATMS employs a mixed-method design comprised of primary and secondary data sources.

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