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DLR Alcohol and Drugs Task Force

The Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Drug and Alcohol Task Force (DLR DATF) is a partnership of people from local statutory, voluntary and community service providers and elected local representatives. It is an important component of the Irish Government’s response to drug and alcohol use as outlined in Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery.

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Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project (DROP)

DROP provides a holistic and progressive rehabilitation programme, supports the development of personal, educational and life skills, assist individuals who are caught up in the negative cycle of drug misuse to move away from their dependency on harmful substances.

They do this through the provision of the following Services, all of which are free of charge:

  • The Rehabilitation Day Services
  • The Cocaine/Polydrug Service
  • Family Support Service
  • Community Employment
  • Drug Education Officer for the LDTF is housed in DROP


Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Outreach Project:
45 Upper Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co.Dublin
Phone: 01 2803187

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Community Addiction Team (CAT)

The Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Community Addiction Team is a person centred support agency which aims to empower clients to make changes they see as appropriate in their lives.

The following services are available:

  • Drop In
  • Family Support
  • Counselling
  • Prison Links
  • C.E. Scheme


Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Community Addiction Team, Unit 8, Leopardstown Office Park, Burton Hall Avenue, Dublin 18.
Phone: 01 2176140

HSE Addiction Services :

Drugs/HIV Helpline, Freephone: 1 800 459459
Centenary House, York Road, Dun Laoghaire, Counselling, Education and Training phone 280 3335
HSE Drug treatment Centre, 99 Patrick Street, Dun Laoghaire phone 01 280 8472