Northside Today: Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force

Grace Hill Tallaght Drugs and Alcohol Task Force co-ordinator joins Donie Tarrant to discuss a recent  report reveals a “tsunami” of crack cocaine addiction with one third of those seeking help for crack cocaine addiction now being women.
The number of people being treated in Task Force projects in Tallaght has doubled in the last ten years which means that there is a growing community of people who have recovered, but front-line staff believe they are only meeting 25% of the true need.
A 75% increase in drug related crime, including intimidation of women by dealers, has hit the area since 2018, but Tallaght has the joint lowest number of Gardai per head of population in the Dublin region.

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