• Supply Reduction

    OBJECTIVES

    To significantly reduce the volume of illicit drugs available in Ireland

    To prevent the emergence of new markets and the expansion of existing markets for illicit drugs

    To disrupt the activities of criminal networks in the illicit drugs trade

    To target the income generated through illicit drug trafficking and trade

    To reduce community drug problems through an inter-agency approach.

  • Education and Prevention

    OBJECTIVES

    To develop a greater understanding of the dangers of problem drug/alcohol use among the general population
    To promote healthier lifestyle choices among society generally

    To prioritise prevention interventions on those in communities who are at particular risk of problem drug/alcohol use.

  • Treatment

    OBJECTIVES

    To develop a national integrated treatment and rehabilitation service that provides drug free and harm reduction approaches for problem substance users

    To encourage problem substance users to engage with, and avail of, such services.

  • Rehabilitation

    OBJECTIVES

    To develop a national integrated treatment and rehabilitation service that provides drug free and harm reduction approaches for problem substance users

    To encourage problem substance users to engage with, and avail of, such services.

  • Research

    OBJECTIVES

    To ensure the availability of data to accurately inform decisions on initiatives to tackle problem substance use

    To provide appropriate research to fulfil the information needs of Government in formulating policies to address problem substance use.

  • Coordination

    OBJECTIVES

    To bring greater coherence to the coordination of substance misuse policy in Ireland across all sectors

    To maintain and strengthen partnerships with communities to tackle the problems of substance misuse.

NEWS

Community Response Annual Fun Run 25th May, Phoenix Park

The Fun Run is an annual event that supports and promotes the work of Community Response, a primary alcohol and liver health service.

Drugs Education Day 22nd April

Hidden Harm – Children affected by parental substance abuse. An education day with Community Awareness of Drugs at All Hallows College

Wellness Workshop 19th April

Understanding And Taking Charge Of Your Mental Health – SOS in partnership with SWICN; The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street

Tiglin Spring Newsletter

The Wicklow-based service reports a big increase in demand during 2015.

CKU 2014 Annual Review

CKU celebrated its 5th Anniversary in 2014. From a small counselling and consultation emergency project for Polish people and their families emerged a charity organisation providing high standard, professional addiction treatment services to migrants from Easter European countries.

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