Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Drugs Task Force (DLRLDTF) was set up in 1996 by the then Government to identify the needs of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown area in relation to drug support. Because of the complexity of the drug issue DLRLDTF set up a wide range of responses.
In 2000 the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Drugs Task Force identified the need for a Community Addiction Team for the area. The objective of the Community Addiction Team at the time was to respond to local drugs issues and to involve relevant service providers and to assist in local educational services in developing primary education programmes.
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Community Addiction Team Ltd. was established in 2004 through funding from the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Drugs Task Force. The Project is made up of a Board of Management. Currently there are nine members, of which three are statutory (HSE, Council and An Garda Síochána).
This partnership approach has worked very well as it gives the organisation the opportunity to have issues brought back to the relevant agencies.