Drug & Alcohol Services
in the Mid West Region
Compiled by MWRDTF
Unit 5 Steamboat Quay
Dock Road, Limerick
Ph 061 445392
www.mwrdtf.ie
Ana Liffey Drug Project
The Gables, Fairgreen, Ballysimon Rd., Limerick
• Low Threshold Adult Service
– Outreach, key-working & case management (not counselling)
– Treatment Options Group Tues & Thurs 2.30pm (open group –
no referral needed)
– Coolmine Therapeutic Community: Assessment & Pre-entry
Group
– Needle Syringe Programme
– Hostel In-reach
– Phone Support
1800 786828 or 085 1559158 www.aldp.ie
• Mon – Fri hours 9.30 – 5.30pm
Bushypark Treatment Centre
Bushypark House, Ennis, Co. Clare
• 28-day Residential Treatment Service for adults (o/18yrs)
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Phone support service
Assessment/Screening Service
Pre-Treatment Programme
2yr Continuing Care programme
• Weekly Family Support Programme and Family Therapy
– Drop-In Family Support Groups in Limerick (Tues evenings & Wed afternoon)
– & Ennis (Tuesday evening)
• Weekly Counselling Support Groups for poly drug users in Limerick & Ennis
 065 684 0944 www.bushypark.ie
Community Substance
Misuse Team
3rd Floor, Theatre Court, 15 Lwr Mallow St., Limerick
• Early Intervention Service for Young People &
their Families throughout the Mid-West
– Outreach & Support to young people misusing
substances
– Family support and support to concerned parents/
guardians
– Support to concerned young people
– Operate from a Community Reinforcement Approach
 061 317688
www.csmt.ie
• Mon – Fri hours 9.30 – 5.30pm
Cuan Mhuire
Bruree, Co. Limerick
• Residential Treatment Service for adults (o/18yrs)
• Alcohol Programme 12 wks
• Drug Programme 20 wks
• On site detox for alcohol & most illicit drugs
• 24hr nursing care and on-site doctor 5 days/ week
• Residents completing the programme have to access secondary
care in Limerick & nationwide in Cuan Mhuire Transition Houses
(subject to availability) ie.
– Teach Mhuire – men
– Santa Maria – women
 063 90555 www.cuanmhuire.ie
Mid West Drug & Alcohol Service
PO Box 486 Corporate House, Mungret St., Limerick
• Service works with:
– Young People 14 – 25yrs affected by alcohol or drug use
– People 25yrs + affected by drug use
• Service provides range of support including:
– 1-2-1 Counselling
– Outreach Service
– Harm Reduction Service including Needle Exchange
– Methadone Programme
– Drug Education & Training
• Accessing the service:
– The service offers walk-in screening every Monday (except bank holidays)
– 11.00 to 12.30 & 2.00 to 3.00 (no appointment or referral needed)
 061 318 633
www.hse.ie
 National Drugs Helpline: 1800 459 459
• Local Offices: Ennis, Nenagh, Newcastle West
Northstar Family Support Project
Unit 11c, Watch House Cross, Moyross, Limerick
• Community-based project providing support to families of people
suffering the effects of substance misuse
• Provides non-judgemental support
– through a process of self-empowerment and on-going coping skills ie. Life
skills training and space & time
– information to families and communities on services and supports available
• The project provides
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Peer led support groups
Outreach
Counselling
Remember & commemorate those who have died as a result of substance
misuse
 061 459260
• Mon – Fri hours 9.30 – 5.30
Novas Mid West Community Detox
c c/o McGarry House, Alphonsus Street, Limerick
• Provides Safe Detox from Benzo’s & methadone
on an outpatient basis (in the community)
– A national initiative supported by the HSE and the
Irish College of General Practitioners
– Available to anyone in the Midwest
– Links person with their doctor, through the support of
a key worker for a monitored and safe detox
– Individual care plans developed with person looking to
detox.
 061 467481
 083 1232378 www.novas.ie
Novas Respite House
Newport, Co Tipperary
• A safe space for families, without the substance misuser, giving
them time to reflect & to nurture their own needs
– Day, overnight & weekend respite available
– Family sized house with a large garden
– Children welcome & family fun activities organised: county walks
horse riding, swimming
• Enables families to develop new coping skills, gain insights into their
situation and implement harm reduction strategies in their lives.
• Alternative therapies available on site to support relaxation /stress
reduction
 061 624878 www.novas.ie
Saoirse Treatment Center
18B Davis Street, Limerick City
Non-Residential Treatment Center Based in Limerick City
Service is principally based on ‘Harm Reduction Leading to Total Abstinence’
– Addiction counselling(drugs, alcohol & gambling), Assessment, Case management
– Treatment Options include 1:1 counselling and both harm reduction and abstinence
based therapeutic groups/programmes.
– Provision of aftercare for a period of two years post-treatment.
– Family Support Programme
– Women’s Support Group
– Men’s Support Group
– Education and Health Promotion
 085 8184590 Web: www.saoirse.ie Email: [email protected]
Opening Times - Mon – Fri Hours 9.00am – 5.00pm
Young Persons Facilities & Service
Fund
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LCAES, Limerick
Established to assist in the development of preventative strategies/initiatives in a targeted manner through the
development of youth facilities, (including sport and recreational facilities) and services in disadvantaged areas
where a significant drug problem exists or has the potential to develop.
The objective of the Fund is to attract "at risk" young people in disadvantaged areas into these facilities and
activities and divert them away from the dangers of substance abuse.
Target group: 10-21 year olds marginalised through a combination of risk factors relating to family background,
environmental circumstances, educational disadvantage, involvement in crime and/or drugs, etc.
10 local drug education and prevention projects in Limerick
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Limerick City CDP – 2 Projects (amalgamated from 4: RESIN, Southill Drugs Prevention Strategy, Northside We’re OK and St.
Mary’s Partnership)
Northside Drug Education Prevention Strategy
Southside Drug Education and Prevention Strategy
Educare
St. John’s Partnership
Limerick Youth Service Interim Project for Traveller Youth
Limerick City Sports Partnership
Our Lady of Lourdes Youth Centre
Southill Area Centre
Funded by Dept. of Children & Youth Affairs and administered by City of Limerick VEC. Projects are overseen by
the Citywide Drug Education and Prevention Management Committee
 061 445700
www.limerickcityaes.ie
Other MWRDTF Supported
Initiatives
• Helping Women Recover & Women in
Recovery Groups
• Strengthening Families Programme
• Let’s Learn About Drugs Together
• Certified Courses:
– FETAC 5 Drug & Alcohol Studies
– Cert. in Drug & Alcohol Studies (NUI Maynooth)
– Diploma in Drug & Alcohol Studies (UL)
• SHEP (Personal Development Prog.)
Drug Related Intimidation
Reporting Programme
• Intimidation is a Criminal offence
• National initiative to address drug related
intimidation (NFS & GNDU)
• Talk to a Support Worker or/ & Nominated
Garda Inspector
◦ Limerick: Insp. Seamus Ruane
061 212 400
◦ Clare: Insp. John Galvin
065 684 8100
◦ Nth Tipperary: Insp. Bernard Barry
◦ (Tipperary: Insp. Paul O’Driscoll
067 50450
052 6177640)
Miscellaneous
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Contact your Doctor
Crisis/ Emergency Situation: phone 999
AA, NA – support for those in recovery (check website)
Al Anon, Nar Anon – support for families (check website)
Safe disposal of needles: phone your local Council (Environment Dept.
role)
• Associated areas:
– Mental Health: CAMHS, GROW, Jigsaw, Mental Health Ireland etc.,
– Homelessness: Council, Refuge’s + Voluntary organisations ie. Novas,
VdeP, Focus, Simon, …
– Sexual Health: Red Ribbon Project
– Prison Support Services: Bedford Row,
• Support within Youth Services, Family & Community
Organisations ..
• Crimestoppers Dial to Stop Drug Dealing: 1800 25 00 25
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