Drug and alcohol misuse affects individuals, families and communities across Northern Ireland. In recognition that no agency can address this issue alone, five multi-agency partnerships (Drug and Alcohol Coordination Teams) exist across the region.
In 2015, PHA brought together the five local DACTs to form a Regional Steering Group to work collectively to address drug and alcohol misuse by developing events, initiatives and resources. This website and its content has been developed to showcase the work to date of the PHA, DACTs and DACT Connections Services, and to give people who are directly or indirectly impacted by substance misuse, more information (see Alcohol/Drugs/Initiatives/Resources) on how they can help themselves or help their friends and loved ones (see Self Help/Services Near You).
If you or a loved one needs support …
Click the button below or click on the relevant area of the map to find your closest support service.
Some of our regional initiatives are showcased below.
Drug & Alcohol Coordination Teams (DACTs)
Click on the buttons below to find out more about the work of the local DACTs.
Talk to someone, you are not alone.
Lifeline counsellors are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen and help, in confidence.
Deaf and hard of hearing Textphone users can call Lifeline on 18001 0808 808 8000. Calls to Lifeline are free to people living in Northern Ireland who are calling from UK landlines and mobiles.