8 Key Issues for the National Drugs Strategy

18 Apr 2018

Citywide briefing document for Public Representatives sets out 8 key issues identified by our networks as immediate priorities for action

  • Allocate an emerging needs fund to support the work of local Community Drug Projects across the country to respond to current and emerging service gaps
  • Pass the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill without any further delay  
  • Give a mandate to each Local and Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force to develop a three-year action plan that sets out how the 50 NDS actions will be implemented in their area
  • Appoint a senior official from the Taoiseach’s Department to ensure direct accountability of all agencies for their active participation in implementing the new NDS
  • Put in place a Community Development Programme to support the real and meaningful community participation in the NDS
  • Appoint Citywide as members of the Working Group on Alternative Approaches to possession of drugs for personal use, based on its track record of leading out ion this issue     
  • Use a partnership approach to the design and development of the new scheme proposed for young people and involve young people from the target group directly in the partnership    
  • As a matter of urgency bring together all the relevant stakeholders to develop an action plan on drug-related intimidation

Download the full document here