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As Chairperson of the Western Region Drugs & Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF), it is my pleasure to welcome you to our website.

The overall strategic objective of the WRDATF is to continue to tackle the harm caused to individuals and society by the misuse of drugs through a concerted focus on the five pillars of supply reduction, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and research.
The overall strategic aims of the WRADTF is to create a safer society through the reduction of the supply and availability of drugs for illicit use;

  • To minimise problem drug use throughout society;
  • To provide appropriate and timely substance treatment and rehabilitation services (including harm reduction services) tailored to individual needs;
  • To ensure the availability of accurate, timely, relevant and comparable data on the extent and nature of problem substance use in Ireland; and
  • To have in place an efficient and effective framework for implementing the National Substance Misuse Strategy 2009–2016.
Is mise le meas,
Deirdre Hurney.