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In a press release this afternoon, the Department said it would like to hear what service users, individuals, families and organisations think are the important issues to be considered in the new strategy before 18 October.
The new National Drugs Strategy will set out Government policy from 2017 in the areas of drug awareness and prevention, treatment of substance misuse and addiction, promoting rehabilitation and reducing the supply of illicit drugs.
Commenting on the consultation to date, Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne TD said: “We have already received a great response to the National Drugs Strategy public consultation and I encourage anyone who thinks they have something to contribute to do so by Tuesday 18 October. During this public consultation I have met with individuals whose lives have been adversely affected by drugs and alcohol misuse and have witnessed huge courage as they told their stories and voiced their concerns.”
All views received during the public consultation will be collated in a report, which will be provided to the National Drugs Strategy Steering Committee to help inform the new National Drugs Strategy for 2017 onwards.
People can provide feedback in one of the following ways:
Write: National Drugs Strategy, PO Box 12778, Glenageary, Co Dublin
Phone: Lo-Call Phone line 1890 10 00 53