Helpful Resources

Drugs Information

Addiction Group
Addiction Group is dedicated to help individuals suffering from substance abuse and prevent new cases through credible information and spreading awareness to as many as we can reach.

Alcohol Rehab Service
Alcohol Addiction: Effects, Mental Health, and Relapse Prevention

Addiction Centre
American based directory for rehab centres that can help you overcome your addiction.

Vape Danger
Helping Families Combat the Dangers of Vaping

Drug Dangers
Drug Dangers is committed to providing information on a range of medications and medical devices that have serious complications.

Drugs Rehab.com /
Support for Families of people in addiction

Online Drug & Alcohol Information & Support. To help individuals, families and communities prevent and/or address problems arising from drug and alcohol use

Ana Liffey Drug Project
The Ana Liffey Drug Project has developed a Google Custom Search Engine. The ‘Addiction – Search Engine’ is designed to help you find the information you are looking for relating to addiction and drug related issues.

CityWide works to promote and support a community development approach to the drugs problem – this means involving the people who are most affected by the problem in dealing with the problem – drug users, their families and communities.

Children & Young People

Childline is a 24-hour service for children and young people up to 18 years of age. We offer support to young people through our Childline listening service over the phone and through our website Childline Online. To call Childline just phone 1800 66 66 66.

Children are all too frequently affected by living in a family environment where parental problems cause them harm. Encare, the European network for children affected by risky environments within the family is a collaboration between 20 EU countries.

Walk Tall Substance Misuse Prevention Programme
The Walk Tall Substance Misuse Prevention Programme used in Schools nationwide.

Barnardos is Ireland’s leading children’s charity, working with over 5,000 children, young people and families in over 40 family support centres and local communities all over Ireland each year. Barnardos works with children who face barriers in reaching their full potential – barriers like poverty, abuse and neglect, bereavement or poverty.

Research and Information

National Advisory Committee on Drugs
The National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) was established in response to the drug problem to assist in our continued need to improve our knowledge and understanding of problem drug use.

Drug Misuse Research Division (Health Research Board)
The Drug Misuse Research Division (DMRD) of the Health Research Board (HRB) is involved in research and information gathering and dissemination on drugs and their misuse in Ireland

HRB National Drugs Library
The HRB National Drugs Library is a unique information resource providing Irish researchers with access to electronic and hard copy research documentation on all aspects of drug use.

European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
Provides information on all aspects of Drug Use, Misuse and Dependence, and lots more

The International Drug Policy Consortium
Is a global network of national and international NGOs that specialize in issues related to illegal and legal drug use.

Family Support Agency Resources

An Irish based website which offers free online counselling, chat and group support to promote good mental well-being.

Family Resource Centre National Forum
The Family Resource Centre National Forum is a support network working with Family Resource Centres throughout Ireland.

Money Advice and Budgeting Service
MABS is a national, free, confidential and independent service for people in debt or in danger of getting into debt.

Dessa’s remit is to develop and deliver social inclusion initiatives to people with disabilities.

Women’s Aid
Women’s Aid provides direct services and training on the issue of violence against women.

Blue Drum
Blue drum aims to support and enables projects and centres in the FRC programme and anti-poverty sector to use creative methods in the furtherance of their anti-poverty, social justice and social change objectives.

Pavee Point
Pavee Point is a partnership of Irish Travellers and settled people working together to improve the lives of Irish Travellers through working towards social justice, solidarity, socio-economic development and human rights.

Family Therapy
Family Therapy Ireland (FTA) is the professional agency which represents family therapy and therapists in Ireland. The FTA connect those who seek the professional services of a family therapist with qualified, experienced and practicing therapists.

National Drugs Strategy

National Drug Strategy
Link to information on the National Drugs Strategy

National Co-ordinating Committee for Drug and Alchol Taskforces

Oversight Forum on Drugs
Oversees progress on the actions of the Natinoal Drugs Strategy and addresses any emerging issues.

Local and Regional Drugs Task Forces
Link to information on local and regional drugs task forces.

Western Region Drugs Task Force

North Dublin City and County Regional Drugs Task Force

North West Regional Drugs Task Force

Dublin North East Drug Task

North Inner City Drugs Task Force

Tallaght Drugs Task Force

Government Departments/Agencies

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for providing Health and Personal Social Services for everyone living in the Republic of Ireland.

Department of Social and Family Affairs
The Department is responsible for the delivery of a range of social insurance and social assistance schemes including provision for unemployment, illness, maternity, caring, widowhood, retirement and old age.

Dept. of Community, Rural & Gaeltacht Affairs
Information on the National Drug Strategy is available through this site

Other Family Supports

National Family Support Network

Drink Help

Family Therapy Association of Ireland
Family Resource Centres
Money and budgeting services
The Rise foundation

Homeless Service

Simon Community
Focus Ireland

For under 18s

Youth Work Ireland
YAP Ireland

Mental Health Services

Youth Mental Health

Support with abusive behavour

North East Rape Crisis Centre
Women’s Aid

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