Substance Use

Please note this is only a sample of the organisations we work with


Citywide is a national network of community activists and community organisations that are involved in responding to Ireland’s drug crisis. are the national drug and alcohol information and support website. Search for drug and alcohol services on the services directory.

Drug and Alcohol Task Forces

The National Social Inclusion Office links with all 10 Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Forces and all 14 Local Drug and Alcohol Task Forces.

Dublin Regional Homeless Executive (DRHE)

The Dublin Regional Homeless Executive is provided by Dublin City Council as the lead local authority in the response to homelessness in Dublin.

Health Research Board (HRB)

The Health Research Board (HRB) is a statutory agency under the aegis of the Department of Health with responsibility for supporting and funding health research, information and evidence.

National Drug Rehabilitation Implementation Committee (NDRIC)

NDRIC is an interagency committee that reports to the Oversight Forum on Drugs. 

National Family Support Network

The National Family Support Network is an autonomous self-help organisation that respects the lived experiences of families affected by drugs in a welcoming non-judgemental atmosphere.

Primary Care Safetynet

Safetynet is a network for homeless health services and provides free primary health-care clinics in Dublin, Cork and Galway.

National Coordinating Committee for Drug and Alcohol Task Forces (NCC-DATF)

The primary role of the NCC-DAFT is to drive the implementation of the National Drugs Strategy at a local and regional level.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol

The goal of the NACDA is to advise the Government on problem drug use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on the analysis and interpretation of research findings.

Oversight forum on drugs (OFD)

The OFD is chaired by the Minister with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy.  The OFD meets quarterly to oversee progress in relation to the actions of the Strategy and to address any emerging issues.

Recovery Academy of Ireland

The Recovery Academy of Ireland is a co-operative of experts in addiction and recovery including people in recovery themselves, supporters, advocates and researchers who promote the concept of recovery.

SMART Recovery

SMART Recovery supports individuals who have chosen to abstain, or are considering abstinence from any type of addictive behaviors (substances or activities), by teaching how to change self-defeating thinking, emotions, and actions; and to work towards long-term satisfactions and quality of life.

Section 39 funded Drug and Alcohol Services

The National Social Inclusion Office work with drug and alcohol services funded through HSE Section 39 funding.

Union for Improved Services Communications (UISCE)

UISCE is the National Advocacy Service for People who use Drugs in Ireland. This organisation works to ensure that the rights of the community of People who use Drugs are respected and protected within services.