Links to other organisations

National organisations

Addiction Counsellors of Ireland

The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland is a long established professional association that accredits counsellors working in the specific field of addiction.

Citywide Drug Crisis Campaign

CityWide Drugs Crisis Campaign is a national network of community activists and community organisations that are involved in responding to Ireland’s drugs crisis.

Drug and Alcohol Information and Support for Teenagers, Parents and Carers. Free, Confidential Live Chat. Advice and Support from Full list of contacts for agencies working in the field of addiction.

HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and is a service that provides assessment and treatment for young people and their families.

Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation which was established in 1966 as the Mental Health Association of Ireland. MHI’s aim is to promote positive mental health and well-being to all individuals and communities in Ireland. We have a network of 92 Mental Health Associations throughout the country, all led by volunteers. Our Mental Health Associations fundraise to organise outings and events for those struggling with mental health in their communities.

National Family Support Network

The National Family Support Network is an autonomous self-help organisation that respects the lived experiences of families affected by substance misuse, in a welcoming non-judgemental atmosphere. The National Family Support Network primarily supports the development of family support groups and networks throughout the island of Ireland. Through this work the National Family Support Network raises awareness of the difficulties faced by families in coping with substance misuse while recognising the important role that families play in supporting the recovery of the substance misusing family member.

Pieta House

In 2006, Pieta House opened its doors in Lucan, County Dublin and since that day we have seen and helped over 30,000 people in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, and established twelve subsequent centres across Ireland.

From humble beginnings, Pieta House has grown to almost 270 therapists and administration staff, and the demand for our service hasn’t let up. In 2016 alone, almost 6,000 people came through our doors suffering from suicidal ideation and/or engaging in self-harm, or to avail of suicide bereavement counselling.

Dublin area organisations

Ballyfermot LDATF

Address: Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital, Ballyfermot, Dublin 10. Phone 01-620-6488

Ballymun LDTF

Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force was set up in 1997 to respond to drugs issues in the Ballymun community. There are 14 Local Drugs Task Forces in the country which oversee the local implementation of the Government’s National Drugs Strategy. There are also Regional Drugs Task Forces which cover wider areas. The Task Forces are government funded to work with community, voluntary and statutory services and put in place responses to drugs and alcohol issues. We do this by encouraging co-ordination and co-operation between services and by listening to the needs of the local community.

Canal Communities LDATF

The Canal Communities Local Drugs Task Force was set up in 1997 to develop a response to the drugs issue in the Rialto, Bluebell and Inchicore communities of the Dublin 8 postal district.

Clondalkin LDATF

The overall aim of the Clondalkin Local Drugs Task Force is to significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs through a concentrated focus on supply reduction, prevention, treatment and research. In doing so we support all individuals affected by drugs, not only drug users but also parents, grandparents, children, siblings and other family members.

The vision underpinning the strategy of the Clondalkin Drugs Task Force for 2009-2016 is to protect against and reduce drug problems in the area through prevention, harm reduction, treatment, rehabilitation, social integration and aftercare activities which are tailored to meet the specific needs of individuals, families and communities.

Crosscare DAP

Drug and Alcohol Programme (DAP) aims to inform and support those directly or indirectly affected by addiction, to make informed choices and access relevant support and treatment plans. In addition, DAP aims to work positively to affect policy and social change in addiction related areas, through engagement and collaboration with service users and other service providers.

Dublin 12 LDATF

Dublin 12 Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force (D12LDATF) website provides an information resource for the local area around drug awareness, drug education, drug prevention, family support, local drugs research, family & community support. Linked in with the local community, the D12LDTF supports projects in Dublin 12 that provide local daycare drug treatment and rehabilitation services to people of all ages. Information on diversionary activities and places to go for young people in Dublin 12 is provided.

Dublin North East LDATF

Dublin North East Drugs & Alcohol Task Force is one of twenty four drugs task forces nationwide. The task forces were developed to combat the threat from problem drug use throughout the country. They are made up of statutory, voluntary, community and public representatives who work in partnership to provide and maintain a system of supports and services for individuals, families and communities through which existing and future problem drug use is prevented, reduced and managed.

Finglas Cabra LDATF

We were established by government in 1997 as a response to the then heroin epidemic in Dublin. We are a multi-agency partnership whose main function is to develop, implement, and coordinate community based responses to polydrug and alcohol use in the Finglas and Cabra areas of Dublin City. Our Mission: To build and maintain an inclusive Task Force that leads a coordinated local drug strategy in the Finglas and Cabra areas.

North Dublin Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Drug and alcohol issues affect us all. The Task Force works in partnership with the local community and services to respond to this issue in North Dublin & Fingal.

North Inner City Local Drug & Alcohol Task Force (NICDTF)

Information on drugs in the local area – education, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, supply.

South Inner City LDTF

Address: Bridge House Cherry Orchard Hospital Dublin 10. Phone number: 07669 55638.

South Western Regional DATF

The South Western Regional Drugs Task Force (SWRDTF) is a co-ordinating body established with a partnership approach mandate.

The function of the taskforce is to research, develop and implement, a coordinated, regionally-appropriate response to substance misuse. The taskforce was setup specifically to work with the communities of South and West Dublin, West Wicklow and Kildare, to significantly reduce the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs.

Tallaght LDATF

Tallaght Drug & Alcohol Task Force is one of 14 Local Drugs Task Forces set up in 1997 to facilitate a more effective response to the issue of substance misuse. We are a multi-agency partnership responsible for the local implementation of the Government’s National Drugs Strategy.

Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford region

South East Regional DATF

The SERDATF is one of ten Regional Drugs Task Forces which was set up across the country in 2003, as a result of a key recommendation arising from the National Drug Strategy 2001-2008. Funded by the Department of Health, the SERDATF covers the catchment area of Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford.

The role of the Task Force is to research, develop, implement, and monitor a co-ordinated response to illicit drug use at regional level. The SERDATF has been given a key role by the Government in responding to the drug problem. Its composition reflects the need to ensure locally-based responses that complement existing or planned drug programmes and services in the south east region.

To work towards a community where, support, treatment and education is accessible to all those affected by substance misuse.



The CLDATF funds twenty-one drug and alcohol projects across Cork City. The projects we fund have developed over the years to meet emerging needs and the increasing prevalence of various substances within communities.

Services including information and awareness raising, assessment, care planning, case management, brief interventions, holistic therapies, advocacy, onward referral, community-based counselling & pre and post treatment support are available from CLDATF funded projects.


Meath Community DAR

Meath Community Drug and Alcohol Response. Mission Statement To empower the community through awareness education and support by responding to issues relating to alcohol and substance misuse in a positive way.

North East Regional DATF


East Coast Regional DATF


Western Regional DATF

Our mission is to provide a forum for all stakeholders – people who use drugs and alcohol, families, local communities, service providers, community and voluntary organisations – to work together to address drug and alcohol issues in the Western Region. Catchment Area: Galway, Mayo & Roscommon.