A report on substance abuse and anti-social behaviour has said a contributory problem is the clustering of treatment centres in Dublin city centre.
The 'Better City for All' report also highlighted the fact that the main centres close from 1pm-2pm.
It said there should be better access to treatment options nationally, with more local services close to home.
The report was produced by a strategic response group involving around 13 agencies.
It says that no new planning permissions should be given for off-licence sales in the Dublin city area.
Source: RTE, 21/06/12