Tallaght Drug & Alcohol Task Force September Update

crimestoppers tdatf update

Tallaght Drug & Alcohol Task Force (TDATF) have had a busy September with work including applying for new funding opportunities, responding to emerging needs & trends, supporting families affected by substance misuse, looking at ways they can support out frontline community drug services, allocating the Education Bursary Fund which supports people in recovery from substance misuse, continuing to promote the harms associated with alcohol misuse; see below for information on an upcoming work shop. And making representations to various departments, Ministers and TD’s on issues currently impacting communities and services, most recently in advance of budget 2018.


The upcoming workshop on alcohol and mental health takes place on the 3rd of October from 10am – 1pm in Rua Red, Tallaght. This workshop in conjunction with Healthy Ireland SDCC is an interactive workshop facilitated by Anna Taaffe. Places are limited so to book a place contact Fiona Murphy on 087 2742129 or email fiona.murphy@sdcpartnership.ie.

TDATF has recently started a support group for carers.  If you are caring for children as a result of a family member’s substance misuse and would like to engage in a support group with other people in similar situations, please get in touch for more details. Phone Grace on 01 464 9303 or email grace.hill@sdcpartnership.ie


The task force are asking people once again to use the Crimestoppers line to report any incidents of drug dealing and / or drug related crime, including intimidation.  Ph. 1800 25 00 25


For information on drugs, their effects & services available go to: www.drugs.ie


For more information on TDATF

Grace Hill, Task Force Co-ordinator: ph. 464 9303 or email: grace.hill@sdcpartnership.ie

Fiona Murphy, Alcohol Development Worker: ph. 464 9300 or email fiona.murphy@sdcpartnership.ie

Gráinne O’ Kane, Rehabilitation Co-ordinator: ph. 464 9307 or email grainne.okane@sdcpartnership.ie


Ph. 01 464 9303            Web: http://www.tallaghtdatf.ie/    Facebook: tallaghtdrugandalcoholtaskforce

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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