Minister of State for Communities and the National Drugs Strategy Catherine Byrne, TD, has called on service users, parents, families, young people, organisations and all members of society across the country to provide their views on the current drugs situation in Ireland. Launching a public consultation to inform the development of a new national drugs strategy, the Minister acknowledged that drugs are unfortunately a fact of life here in Ireland and underlined the importance of hearing everyone’s views on the issue.
The new drugs strategy will set out Government policy from 2017 onwards in the areas of drug awareness and prevention, treatment of substance misuse and addiction, promoting rehabilitation and reducing the supply of illicit drugs. The Department of Health is keen to hear about the issues people think are important to be considered in the new drugs strategy. All views received will be collated in a report, which will be provided to the National Drugs Strategy Steering Committee to help inform the new policy. To participate in the online survey please click on the link here