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Drugs Policy and Social Inclusion Unit. (2021) Reducing harm, supporting recovery progress report 2020. Dublin: Department of Health.

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The national drug strategy, Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery – a health-led response to drug and alcohol use in Ireland 2017-2025, sets out government policy on drug and alcohol use until 2025. The strategy outlines an integrated health-led approach to drug and alcohol use, focused on reducing the harms for individuals, families and communities and based on providing person-centred services promoting rehabilitation and recovery.

The vision of the strategy is for A healthier and safer Ireland, where public health and safety is protected and the harms caused to individuals, families and communities by substance misuse are reduced and every person affected by substance use is empowered to improve their health and wellbeing and quality of life.

The strategy is structured around five strategic goals. The 50 actions to support these goals are outlined in the Action Plan and are to be delivered over the period 2017-2020. The implementation of these actions is monitored though the national oversight structures, supported by the coordinated system of monitoring, research and evaluation set out in the strategy. This progress report has been prepared by the lead agencies and reports on the implementation of the actions to the end of 2020. This report also reports on the status of the actions, across 5 settings.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
General / Comprehensive, Treatment method, Prevention, Harm reduction, Rehabilitation/Recovery, Policy
September 2021
30 p.
Department of Health
Corporate Creators
Drugs Policy and Social Inclusion Unit
Place of Publication

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