North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force

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Address:
Sligo Development Centre, Cleveragh Road,, Sligo
General Details
Contact position: Coordinator
Service / Organisation: North West Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force
071 9151520
Description of main activities / services for children and families: Task Forces were set up under the National Drug Strategy 2001-2008 to provide a response to illicit drug use and underage drinking problems.
Description:

Task Forces were set up under the National Drug Strategy 2001-2008 to provide a response to illicit drug use and underage drinking problems. Task Forces have representatives from government agencies, local authorities, community and voluntary groups. The Task Force’s primary role is to co-ordinate responses to local needs. NWRDATF was set up in 2003 and covers Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim and North West Cavan.

The overall objective is "to significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drug through concerted focus on supply reduction, prevention, treatment and research."

Service Areas
Service Areas:
  • Sligo town and environs
  • Sligo - north
  • Sligo - south, east and west
  • Leitrim - Carrick-on-Shannon and environs
  • Leitrim - south
  • Leitrim - north
The Task Force have a remit for the entire North West region i.e Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal.
Where service is provided
Where service is provided:
  • Service provided at above address
  • Service provided at various locations throughout the area covered
Cost of service to user
Cost of service to user:
  • Free
  • Charge applies for some services / some services free
How to access the service
How to access the service (referral pathways) :
  • People can self-refer / access the service directly (without the need for a referral)
  • Parents / guardians can refer
  • Through GP
  • Through schools
  • Through Tusla Child and Family Social Workers
  • Through other Tusla services (e.g. Education Welfare Service)
  • Through HSE services
  • Through other statutory services
  • Through other community / voluntary service
Parental permission needed
Do young people need parental permission to use your service? :
  • No parental permission required
Age-range catered for
Age-range catered for:
  • Young adults (18-24 years)
  • Adults (25-64 years)
  • Adults (65+ years)
 
 

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