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Co-ordinator Welcome

As the newly appointed Co-ordinator of the Western Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF) I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and to acknowledge how excited I am to join the WRDATF team. Since my appointment, I have been impressed by the commitment and dedication of the Task Force Members, the staff employed both within the WRDATF and the service organisations that provide services on the ground.

The WRDATF has a recognised track record in dealing with its drug and alcohol brief and I hope that we, as the Task Force, can advance on these current work practises to meet the emerging needs and risk factors in an evidence based manner.

To this end, I look forward to us working together to develop appropriate responses in a co-ordinated and timely way, that will help remove barriers to effective service provision, and actively promote positive service responses that are in line with local needs and influenced by the new National Drug & Alcohol Strategy 2017-2024.

Michéal Durcan

Co-ordinator WRDATF