Drug addiction

Drug addiction has a devastating impant on society. Drug abuse can put people into a conditon which not only destroys their physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental well-being.

There are many local, regional and national services that you can contact for help from information and advice; support and councelling; to treatment and rehabilition.

The HSE Drugs Helpline can be reached on freephone 1800 459 459, Monday to Friday and it’s open from 10am to 5pm. This service offers support, information, guidance and referral to anyone with a question or concern related to drug and alcohol use. All calls are confidential. You can also go to your GP who will be able to refer you to get the support that you need.

Where to go for addiction services:

Addiction services are available within various health boards and at:

  • Anna Liffey Drug Project, 13 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1, 8786899
  • Arbour House Treatment Centre, St Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork, 021-968933
  • Aisling Group and Bradan Foundation, Dowdstown, Navan, Meath, 046-75979
  • Coaim, Nelson Mandela House, 44 Lwr Gardiner St, Dublin 1, 8338033
  • Coolmine House, 19 Lord Edward St, Dublin 2, 6794822
  • Cuan Mhuire Centres, Cardington, Athy, Kildare, 0507-31493
  • Drug Treatment Centre Board, Trinity Court, 30-31 Pearse St, Dublin 2, 6771122
  • Hanly Centre, The Mews, Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, 2809795
  • Merchant’s Quay Project, Dublin 8, 6790044
  • Rutland Centre, Knocklyon House, Knocklyon Road, Dublin 16 – a private residential treatment centre, 4946358
  • Smarmore Castle Private Clinic, Co Louth – a 22-bed addiction treatment facility.