FASN – STILL HERE FOR YOU
The Family Addiction Support Network (FASN) is a dedicated support service for Family Members/Concerned Persons who are impacted by a loved one’s substance misuse.
In these extremely difficult times we are very aware of the challenges our service users
will be dealing with.
With this in mind we are continuing to provide vital service’s in the form of
· One to One Support sessions via phone and video calls
· 5 Step Brief Intervention via phone and video calls
· Health & Wellbeing support through Facebook (FASN)
· Counselling via phone and video calls
· Family Support Groups- virtual peer led family support groups via phone
and video calls.
Join our weekly online meetings for Navan, Drogheda, Dundalk, Cavan and Monaghan. You must contact us for details and support to access the online services at the contact details below. Remember we are here to help and support you .
Call: 042 93 55251 / 087 9046405 /
Our traditional weekly meetings are now taking place online – reach out and join us, you will be most welcome. Contact us for further details.
Navan Support Group Online
Wednesday Evening, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
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
FASN News & Events
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...
Covid 19 is a contagious virus that can have fatal consequences for certain at risk groups. It is imperative that in Family Addiction Support Network we take all precautions to ensure the safety of the public. The Family Addiction Support Network will suspend all...
What is the 5-Step Method? The 5-Step Method, a brief psychosocial intervention. The 5-Step Method is an original method of working with family members of substance users and problem gamblers, developed and evaluated by the AFINet Group in the UK. It presents a...
Support Booklet – “Don’t Lose the Head” “Parents who talk to their children about drugs and know what they are doing and who they are with, can reduce the chances of their children using drugs.” – Biglan et al, 2004, cited in www.drugprevention.gc.ca This booklet has...
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.
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
What we offer
24/7 Out of Hours Telephone Helpline
5 Peer Led Support Groups
Access to Counselling
Access to Respite
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