Our goal is to assist families in the North East to achieve a greater understanding of addiction, the negative impact it
has had on their ability to engage with positive life opportunities and to help them improve their own quality of life
and if they choose to, help them fulfil a positive role in the recovery of their loved one.
Can You Help?
What we offer
24/7 Out of Hours Telephone Helpline
5 Peer Led Support Groups
Access to Counselling
Access to Respite
FASN News & Events
A funding crisis is forcing the Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) to close its doors permanently by July. FASN was established in 2002 as a network of community members supporting others in the community who were affected by familial alcohol or drug use. After...
FASN International Family Drug Support Day: Stop the Stigma - 24th February 2021 Support the Family-Change the Outcome The aim of the International Family Drug Support Day is to not only to introduce people to the work of the Family Addiction Support Network but also...
Click to 9 minutes.19 seconds to hear Gwen McKenna outline the services FASN provide: https://youtu.be/Gme5yWPvLkg?t=559
Minister for the National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD launches FASN Support Group Facilitator Guide at Virtual Book Launch
The Family Addiction Support Network are delighted to announce the launch of the book ‘Crossing the Threshold - A facilitator’s guide to running developmental and support groups’. This took place on the 30th September 2020 at 10am in The Hub, Lois Dubh, Armagh Road,...
A Big Thank You to Communities Doing it for Themselves!This is the story of families in Ireland in 2020. How the power of the ordinary person mobilises communities and affects change by implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals.The Family Addiction Support...
Press Release: Communities Doing It for Themselves!There was great excitement at the Family Addiction Support Network premises last Friday 12th June in Dundalk as Gwen McKenna & Jackie McKenna welcomed Sinead Hussey RTE to showcase their Communities Doing It for...
Weekly Support Groups
Navan Support Group Online
Wednesday Evening, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Drogheda Support Group Online
Thursday Evening, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Dundalk Support Group Online
Thursday Evening, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cavan Support Group Online
Monday Evening (except bank holidays), 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Monaghan Support Group Online
Tuesday Evenings , 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Crossing the Threshold
A facilitator’s guide to running developmental and support groups
FASN calls for more Government support and funding for vital Addiction Support Services
January 2020: Jackie McKenna, Project Coordinator FASN representing families and loved ones of people experiencing addiction issues and addressing Government at the “STAND TOGETHER”community rally in Drogheda Co. Louth to call for vital support and funding for addiction support services nationwide.
WHAT FAMILY MEMBERS SAY
The people at FASN understood everything my family and I was going through simply because they had been there too. They gave me a glimmer of hope and so and I was so glad when I attended my first family support meeting.
Family Support Member, Dundalk
I learned to look after myself and got new coping skills. It has brought me great peace, tolerance and freedom to let my family member take the consequences for the choices THEY make. Heartfelt thanks Family Support!
Family Support Member, Drogheda
Family Support became my lifeline. Each week I couldn't wait to get to my group. It became like my family. I was accepted, never criticized or judged for the way in which I handled situations. Thank you, Thank you Family Support.
Family Support Member, Cavan