• CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project
  • Dublin,
  • Ireland
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Tony Duffin is CEO of Ana Liffey Drug Project. Established in 1982, Ana Liffey was the first organisation in Ireland to be established on the principles of Harm Reduction. Today Ana Liffey operates in Dublin and the Midwest of Ireland, the organisation works with people who are often taking multiple drugs, homeless and experiencing mental and physical health difficulties.

During his career Tony also played a key role in opening Ireland’s first emergency accommodation for young people who inject drugs; the provision of Ireland's first wet residential service for people entrenched in street drinking; successfully advocating for legislative change to allow for the existence of Supervised Injecting Facilities in Ireland; and championing the decriminalisation of people who use drugs.

Tony is the Chair of the Advisory Committee of Correlation - European Harm Reduction Network; and the Chair of 'Strategic Implementation Group 5 - To promote alternatives to coercive sanctions', a subgroup within Ireland's National Drug Strategy structures.

A graduate of the Diploma in Drug Dependence from the Addictions Department of Kings College London, he also holds an MSc in Drug and Alcohol Policy from Trinity College Dublin, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Research in Health Practice through the University of Bath.

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