Today, the Cork Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force funds twenty-one 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.
The National Drugs Strategy recognises the key role that Local and Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces continue to play in addressing substance misuse problems. It remains important, therefore, that they operate effectively at community level with clear objectives and in accordance with appropriate guiding principles.
Efficiency and effectiveness
The original terms of reference of the Drug and Alcohol Task Forces required them to assess the extent and nature of the drug problem in their areas and to develop and monitor the implementation of action plans to respond to the problem as identified. The Drug and Alcohol Task Forces’ role is, by the use of an innovative and evidence-based approach in accordance with the National Drugs Strategy and in co-operation with the Drugs Advisory Group (DAG) and the Office of the Minister for Drugs (OMD), to focus on the delivery of these objectives within a local/regional context so as to ensure the development of a coordinated and integrated response to substance misuse by: