Useful Web Links
Drugs and Alcohol Information
Alcohol Action Ireland http://alcoholireland.ie/
Alcohol Action Ireland is the national charity for alcohol-related issues. We are an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol-related harm in Ireland. We campaign for the burden of alcohol-related harm to be lifted from the individual, community and state, and have a strong track record in campaigning, advocacy, research and information provision
Drink Help.ie http://drinkhelp.ie/
Support and information for people concerned about their own drinking or someone else's drinking. Online guide to alcohol services around the country. Visitors to the website can search for services by location or by the age profile of the person for whom help is being sought, using Google mapping technology
Drugs and Alcohol information and support. Drugs.ie is funded by the Health Service Executive and managed by Crosscare Drug and Alcohol Programme.
Drink and Drugs Net http://www.drinkanddrugs.net/
DrinkandDrugs.net is a British web portal for professionals in the substance misuse sector and wider health, social care & criminal justice settings - and for individuals affected by drugs and alcohol use.
Independent UK organisation informing policy development and practice.
DS Daily http://www.dsdaily.org.uk/
A daily drug and alcohol news service from DrugScope
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction http://www.emcdda.eu.int/
Research and evaluation on drug education and treatment across the EU
The project is researching the unintended consequences of counter-drugs policies in the EU. The project is being led by the University of Glasgow, with project partners from a number of institutions across the EU. A comparative study will be carried out, looking at the heroin transit chains from Afghanistan into the EU and the marijuana transit chains from North Africa. Fieldwork will take place in these regions. The project will culminate in a conference, which will be held in Brussels in June 2014, where the findings of the research will be presented.
UK organisation with information on drugs, the law and human rights.
Family Support Network http://www.fsn.ie/
The Family Support Network is an autonomous self-help organisation that respects the lived experiences of families affected by drugs in a welcoming non-judgemental atmosphere.
National Specialist Information Service for Unmarried Parents - Treoir provides a free, confidential and up-to-date information and referral service for unmarried parents - living together or not - and agencies involved with them. LoCall 1890 252 084
National Drugs Strategy
Drugs Policy Unit http://www.dohc.ie/about_us/divisions/drugs_policy_unit.html
Drugs Policy Unit of the Dept of Health
Research and Information Dissemination
HRB National Drugs Library http://www.drugsandalcohol.ie/
The HRB National Drugs Library is a unique information resource providing Irish researchers with access to electronic and hard copy research documentation on all aspects of drug use.
International Drug Policy Consortium http://idpc.net/
IDPC is a global network of NGOs that come together to promote objective and open debate on national and international drug policy. We support evidence-based policies that are effective at reducing drug-related harm.
National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) http://www.nacd.ie/
The goal of the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) is to advise the Government on problem drug use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on our analysis and interpretation of research findings.
Voluntary and NGO
BeLonG To Drugs Service http://www.belongto.org/default.aspx
This service exists to address concerns people may have about drug/alcohol use and offers people the opportunity to access support in dedicated LGBT youth space
Dublin Aids Alliance http://www.dublinaidsalliance.ie
Dublin AIDS Alliance is a voluntary organisation working to improve conditions for people living with, or affected by, HIVand AIDS.
Irish Penal Reform Trust http://www.iprt.ie/
The Irish Penal Reform Trust is Ireland's leading non-governmental organisation campaigning for the rights of people in prison and the progressive reform of Irish penal policy.
Merchants Quay Ireland http://www.mqi.ie/
Services available at Merchants' Quay Ireland to homeless persons, drug users and other marginalized groups.
The Irish Needle Exchange Forum http://www.inef.ie/
The INEF exists to actively develop, support, and sustain a network of high quality, comprehensive needle exchange and other harm reduction services across Ireland.
Traveller Specific Drugs Initiative http://www.paveepoint.ie/progs_drugs.html
The central focus of The Traveller Specific Drugs Initiative is the promotion of Traveller inclusion into the national, regional and local response being developed to address drug use and to support Traveller organisations in tackling the issue of drug use within the Traveller community