There are calls for the Government to provide more funding for the North West Regional Drug and Alcohol Task Force.
Speaking during Private Member’s Business on a Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces motion, Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle says alcohol abuse is something that greatly affects people in Donegal.
According to a North West Regional Drug and Alcohol report alcohol remains the primary drug of choice in the county.
In 2017 1202 people were referred for abuse treatment, over 70% for alcohol abuse and the remainder for drugs.
Deputy Pringle says more could be done to support this vital service: