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 – 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.

Alcohol Action Ireland – Alcohol Action Ireland is the national charity for alcohol-related issues. They are an independent voice for advocacy and policy change, working to reduce levels of alcohol-related harm in Ireland.

DrugScope (UK) – The organisation provides up-to-date drug information to professionals and the public and conducts research and develops policies on drugs and drug-related issues.

Children & Young People

Childline – 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.

ENCARE – 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.

DRINKHELP.IE – provides access to information and advice on alcohol-related issues and problems, and the help and services available to people concerned about their own drinking or the drinking of a family member or friend.

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

Barnardos –  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

Turn2Me: 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 –  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 Ireland – 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 Force –

North Inner City Drugs Task Force –

Tallaght Drugs Task Force –

Government Departments/Agencies

HSE – 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 – ISPCC – Youth Work Ireland – Foroige = YAP Ireland – Bernardos

Mental Health Services – Youth Mental Health – SOSAD

Support with abusive behavour – Gardai – Crime stoppers – North East Rape Crisis Centre – Women’s Aid – Tearmann Domestic Abuse Services