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Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force. (2022) Drug related intimidation programme. Galway: Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force.

External website: https://wrdatf.ie/family-support-drug-related-inti...

Drug related intimidation is a very frightening experience. Often if a person has accumulated a debt and owes someone money for their drugs, this person may also be unable to pay the money. This could be because they really don't have any money, are in treatment, in prison or have left the area. This can result in families being targeted in an effort to get the money that is owed. People who owe money, or their families, can be intimidated or threatened in a number of ways including receiving text messages demanding payment, verbal threats, physical violence, damage to property, sexual violence or threats of violence.Drug users and family members can be intimidated by drug dealers to repay drug debts. There are many different forms of intimidation. The experience and fear of intimidation can be very frightening for those involved and their family. You can make an informal or formal complaint.


Item Type
Teaching Resource
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report, Web Resource
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Harm reduction, Crime prevention
Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force
Corporate Creators
Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force
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