Key Performance Indicators for the National Drugs Strategy 2009-2016

  • 100% of problem drugs users accessing treatment within one month of assessment by 2012
  • 100% of problem drugs users aged under-18 accessing treatment within one week of assessment by 2012
  • 25% increase in residential rehabilitation places by 2012 based on 2008 figures
  • 25% increase in Hepatitis C cases among drug users treated by 2012
  • Put a drugs interventions programme in place by 2012, incorporating a treatment referral option, for people who come to the attention of An Garda Síochána and the Probation Service due to behaviour caused by substance misuse.

The South Inner City Local Drugs Task Force sees the collection and sharing of data as crucial to supporting effective treatment models. The need to respond quickly to emerging trends is emphasised by task force research dedicated to monitoring useage patterns and identification of trends.

The importance of development of harm reduction intitiatives is reflected in task force funding allocations.

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