The Ana Liffey Drug Project is a national addiction service with a ‘Low Threshold – Harm Reduction’ ethos. We provide direct services to people who use drugs in the Dublin and Mid West Regions of Ireland. We also play an active role in drug policy, advocating for policy choices which will improve the lives of people who use our services.


Our vision is for a society where all people affected by problem substance use are treated with dignity and respect and have access to quality services.


Our mission is to work with people affected by problem substance use and the organisations that assist them.  We do this to reduce harm to individuals and society, and to provide opportunities for development of those individuals and organisations.

Our Values

  • The Ana Liffey neither promotes nor denounces substance use but seeks to respond to problems associated with it​​

What this means:

  • We support people to reduce harm
  • We respond to people’s needs
  • We recognise the potential of the people we work with
  • We provide evidence based responses
  • We are innovative.
  • The Ana Liffey believes in rights and responsibilities

What this means:

  • We believe in supporting people to know their rights
  • We believe in encouraging people to take responsibility
  • We treat all people who come into contact with Ana Liffey with dignity and respect
  • The Ana Liffey is pragmatic

What this means:

  • We turn words into actions
  • What matters is what we do
  • We identify, take and manage risks
  • We are solution focused
  • We deliver on our commitments.
  • The Ana Liffey aims to make a positive contribution to society

What this means:

  • We actively engage in the promotion of a partnership approach
  • We are open and accountable
  • We are a quality led organisation and a leader in good professional practice
  • We have a local, national and international perspective.