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Key Principles and Approach

  • A Strategy that is community wide 
  • A Strategy informed by a public health approach
  • A Strategy that seeks to bring about community level system change by mobilizing the community
  • A Strategy that recognises that alcohol is “no ordinary commodity” 
  • A Strategy that endeavours to reduce alcohol related harm by reducing overall consumption levels.
  • community development,        
  • partnership,
  • co-ordination, 
  • information sharing and;
  • monitoring/review
Integrated set of actions ... “sustainable actions”...
Operating at multiple levels ... “Wave effect” 
Within local structures and with agencies working together

For more information in relation to the theory and practice of community mobilisation on alcohol 

Communities Responding to Drug and Alcohol Use – Video Presentation by Dr. Harold Holder
Dr Harold Holders video presentation on October 12th 2013 for the Nordic Alcohol and Drug Policy Networks (NordAN) conference in Tallinn, Estonia. Harold Holder, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Scientist and the former Director of the Prevention Research Center (PRC) of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation.




Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force, Axis Centre, Main Street, Ballymun, Dublin 9

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