April-June 2018

June 2018 updates


The Drug Policy Unit at the Department of Health is holding a National Consultation during June on the possession of illegal drugs for personal use. Click here


The 5th and final workshop in current series with the DLR Youth At-Risk Network was held May 29th in Samuel Beckett Community Facility. Click Here


HRB has released latest drug treatment figures, 2010-2016, Click here

April 2018 updates

The latest  Youth At-Risk Network workshop was held on Thursday, April 12th, in the Harbour View Business Centre, Dun Laoghaire. The theme for this workshop was Social Media and Vulnerable Youth.

Dec 4th 2018

December 4th 2018 Website Updates

EMCDDA Report on medical use of cannabis and cannabinoids released Dec 4th……more

Presentations from National Drugs Forum, 2018…..more

Reminder: Launch of report, “Just Maintaining the Status Quo”? The Experiences of Long-term Participants in Methadone Maintenance Treatment Dec 10….more

Governance code issued by Charities Regulator….more

Launch of Dunlaoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project (DROP) Annual Report 2017….more

Nov 5th 2018

Youth substance misuse research

The DLR Drug and Alcohol Task Force (in conjunction with Southside Partnership) has appointed a consultant, Dr. Louise Kinlen, to design a research study on young people’s substance misuse….(more)

Prevention coordinator

Southside Partnership via SICAP and with additional funding from DLR Drug and Alcohol Task Force (in conjunction with D&DLETB) has appointed a prevention coordinator, Barry Dempsey, who will commence on November 19th……..(more)

Community & Services Participation

Southside Partnership in conjunction with DLR Drug and Alcohol Task Force has initiated a Community and Services Participation Project ……(more)

Joint Policing Committee

A public meeting of the Joint Policing Committee for DLR will be held in the Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan at 7pm on the 20th November, 2018……..(more)

Save the date 1:

Places are filling for the launch of "Just Maintaining the Status Quo”? The Experiences of Long-term Participants in Methadone Maintenance Treatment, on December 10th next, in Assembly Hall, Dun Laoghaire, 10am-12pm……..(more)

Save the date 2:

Local knowledge; local actions (February 14th, 2019)- a one-day conference for persons living and working in DLR  that will both showcase existing programmes taking place in DLR county, and also identify key future health challenges, arising from substance misuse. It will include workshops……….(more)

Youth at-risk network

A brochure for summarising the experience of the Youth At-Risk Network workshop series, 2017-18 has been produced and is available online and in paper formats…….(more)

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