Drugs and Alcohol Project
The TravAct Drugs programme started in 2006. Originally the main issue was alcohol abuse with a limited problem with drugs. However, unfortunately the drug misuse problem has grown over the years and is now comparable with the settled people in this area and continues to grow. The Traveller community is a very close knit community and hence the effects of the drug/alcohol abuse are magnified in the community. This being a disadvantaged community with a lack of employment prospects, which has the potential to lead to an exponential increase in drug/alcohol abuse.
Please contact Marian McKenna, Drugs Worker, for further details.