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[Simon Communities of Ireland] Simon Communities welcome National Drugs Strategy Publication. (Jul 2017)

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The housing and homeless organisation said that the ‘health-led’ rather than a ‘criminal justice-led’ approach will save lives and reduce harm.

The Simon Communities in Ireland have welcomed the publication of the new National Drugs Strategy 2017-2025. The housing and homelessness organisation said that the broad move away from criminalisation of drugs towards a health-led, harm reduction focus is particularly welcome. The organisation said that the acknowledgment that people who are homeless are at a far higher risk of problem drug use than people in secure housing was significant and warmly welcomed. The Simon Communities also called for an implementation plan that includes detailed targets and timelines to enhance the Strategy. 

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