‘Communities are being devastated’: Campaigners call for local drugs Task Forces to be ‘at the heart’ of national strategy

THE PARTNERSHIP APPROACH for the government’s National Drugs Strategy is “in danger of collapse”, former ministers and drugs campaigners have today warned.

The National Drugs Strategy was widely welcomed by community activists when it was first unveiled in 2017.

Two years later, however, each former drugs ministers since 1996 – when the original strategy was announced – are calling on the government to “restore confidence” in the plan, which they say has been undermined by the government’s “failure” to work with local Task Forces in tackling Ireland’s drugs problem.

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Source: thejournal.ie 2019, Accessed on 31st October 2019