Pavee Point was delighted to attend the first National Drug Forum on Monday which was held in the Aviva stadium and hosted by the Department of Health and the Heath Research Board.
Pavee Point attended two workshops, one on ‘Dual Diagnosis:using partnership and peer support as resources in treatment’. Clondalkin Drug and Alcohol Task Force have made impressive inroads in building the bridge between addiction and mental health services to better support individuals within their area.
The second workshop focused on ‘Supporting prevention work in the community’. A highlight of this workshops was the ‘Lets Learn About Drugs Together’ which is an initiative educating youth on the effects of drugs and alcohol.
The Forum aimed to strengthen the capacity of existing communities of practice and to provide examples for collaborative working across the statutory, community, and voluntary sectors.
Objectives of the forum: