Alcohol treatment statistics, 2009-15

The Health Research Board issued a statistical report on alcohol treatment in Ireland, 2009-15. The report noted that the majority of those who were treated were classified as alcohol dependent (by the professionals treating them) and that in 2015 half of all those in treatment commenced drinking alcohol at or before the age of 16 years. 

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Drugnet & European Drug Report, 2017

The Summer edition of Drugnet, reports and updates on a range of policy and practice issues peretaining to drugs in Ireland.

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The European Drug Report, 2017 was issued in May. The report presents a top-level overview of the drug phenomenon in Europe, covering drug supply, use and public health problems as well as drug policy and responses. 

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A report is also produced for each country and the Ireland report is av ailable at link below

Ireland Drug Report 2017

DROP 2016 Annual Report

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project (DROP) launched its 2016 Annual Report in September. The report outlines the programme and other developments DROP has gone through, especially following the loss of Task Force funding, and other changes, in late 2015.  The organisation is currently preparing its new Strategic Plan for 2018 onwards.

DROP Annual Report 2016

Further support for Public Health (Alcohol) Bill

The Irish Association for Emergency Medicine (IAEM), pointing out that its members, witness at first-hand the devastation caused by alcohol misuse, has joined the growing number of organisations seeking the "full enactment" of the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill.

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Gender studies course

Southside Partnership DLR, the Women's’ Programme and women4women network are offering in conjunction with the An Cosan Virtual Community College  the following course

Introduction to Gender Studies - Blended Learning Programme

Unaccredited | 6 weeks | Start Date: 9th October 2017| Fee €50 (This programme is heavily subsidised in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown by the Southside Partnership Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme (SICAP)

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ASSIST Training

Southside Partnership Training Network is collaborating with the HSE to provide ASIST training to staff and volunteers working with community groups in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown.

The training will be for 2 full days at Mounttown Community Facility, Mounttown, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. 

ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) is a two-day interactive workshop in suicide first-aid. It is suitable for health workers, teachers, community workers, Gardai, youth workers and volunteers. 

Further information

 To book a place on this training, please contact Lisa Sieger-Jamison on 087 737 0372.

Cafe Conversation - Follow-up

The Task Force, along with Southside Partnership and D&DETB is hosting a second workshop event in a series designed to establish a DLT network for people who work on the frontline with Youth at Risk. It takes place Tuesday, September 26th 10.00am-1.00pm in the Harbour View Business Centre, Dun Laoghaire.

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DLR-DATF Annual Report 2016

The Task Force’s Annual Report 2016 was submitted to the Department of Health in July and is available for viewing at this link

Annual Report 2016

New National Drug Strategy 2017-25

The new National Drug Strategy, Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery, 2017-25 (RHSR) was launched Monday July 17th by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, TD. Along with An Taoiseach, the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, TD and Minister of State for  Health Promotion and the National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne, TD,  spoke at the launch.The full document RHSR, along with previous national drug strategy documents, NDS, 2001-2018; NDS, 2009-2016, are available as a download at the following link:

National Drug Strategy

The Health Research Board has been given the role of overseeing drug-related research in the new National Drug Strategy

See HRB statement

The Task Force has prepared a short briefing document, which is available at this link

Briefing document

Forthcoming research

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