Two Bray drugs initiatives land ¤150,000 funds
BOOST HELPING EX-USERS AND FAMILIES
BRAY PROJECTS to address the use of cocaine in Bray and support the rehabilitation of people with drug addiction problems have been allocated funding of ¤150,000 it has been announced.
Minister of State John Curran, TD, who has responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy announced the funding last week.
A grant of ¤75,000 has been awarded to Bray Partnership. The grant, which has been welcomed wholeheartedly by Deputy Joe Behan, will be used to employ an integration support worker to support individuals who are post residential treatment and post detoxification.
It will also support those who are currently in mainstream education and who require additional support due to problems associated with their drug use and those leaving prison.
‘I also welcome the allocation of ¤74,500 to the Bray Community Addiction Team,’ said Deputy Behan. ‘This grant will be used to provide a needs based out of hours service focussed on primary cocaine users and their families to include complimentary therapies.’
The TD said that he hopes that the additional funds will go some way to assist those who ‘suffer the ongoing personal toll arising from drug addiction. I pay tribute to all those involved in providing support and treatment for them.’
Simon Tobin, Sophie Martin, Annmarie Greene and Chris Walsh at the St. Brendan’s College Bray Debs Ball. SEE PICTURE SPECIAL PAGES 22 AND 23.