Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery – a health led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland.
New drug and alcohol strategy launch
Ireland’s new national drug and alcohol strategy ‘Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery. A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025’ was launched on 17 July in Dublin Castle by An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister of State Catherine Byrne.
Future drug and alcohol policy
The strategy lays out the direction of government policy on drug and alcohol use until 2025. The new strategy aims to provide an integrated public health approach to drug and alcohol use, focused on promoting healthier lifestyles within society.
The strategy contains an ambitious 50-point action plan from 2017 to 2020, and provides the scope to develop further actions between 2021 and 2025 to ensure the continued relevance of the strategy to emerging needs into the future.
- Download 'Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery. A health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025'.
- Department of Health press release