More Information & Links

Emergency Helplines



Phone Number




Al-Anon & Alateen

01-873 2699





046 9023718




AWARE Ireland

1800 80 48 48




An Garda Síochána

1800 666 111





1890 200 444




Childline Ireland

1800 66 66 66




Crime Victims Helpline

116 006

10am -5 pm



Dial to Stop Drug Dealing

1800 25 00 25




Emergency Accommodation/Homeless Persons Unit

1800 724 724




Family Carers Ireland

1800 24 07 24




Gay Switchboard Ireland





HSE Drug & Alcohol Helpline

1800 459 459




HSE National Counselling Service

1800 234 111




Irish Cancer Society

1800 200 700




LGBT Ireland

1890 92 95 39




MABS (Money Advice & Budgeting Service)

0761 07 2000




National Travellers Service

01-872 1094




Oanda Ireland

1800 25 25 24




One Family

1890 66 22 12





1890 927 22 77




Pieta House

1800 247 247




Poisons Information Centre

01-809 2166




Rape Crisis Centre

1800 77 88 88





116 123





1800 80 45 91




Teen Between

1800 30 31 91




Teenline Ireland

1800 83 36 34




Women’s Aid Ireland

1800 349 100





Alcohol Information

  • The HSE's Ask About Alcohol Website can be found at the link -
  • Alcohol's harm to others in Ireland - Alcohol Awareness week 2014 - Key findings - download here
  • Alcohol consumption in Ireland 2013: Jean Long and Deirdre Mongan - Analysis of a national alcohol diary survey: download here
  • Alcohol Awareness Week 2015 - download here
  • HSE Alcohol Leaflet - download here
  • Dormant Accounts Fund Alcohol Specific Initiative - download here
  • More Than half of Adults in Ireland drink at a harmful level - link


Regional and Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces

Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces

East Coast Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 2744280.

Midland Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 0906 483195.

Mid-Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 061 607242.

North Dublin City and County Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 8131786.

North Eastern Regional Drugs Task Force: 046 9248630.

North Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 071 9151520.

Southern Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 021 4930100.

South Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 045 875111.

Western Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 091 480044.


Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Forces

Ballyfermot Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 6238001

Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force: 01 8832142.

Blanchardstown Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 8249590.

Bray Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 2744230.

Clondalkin Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 4579445.

Cork Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 021 4930100.

Canal Communities Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force (Bluebell, Inchicore, Rialto): 01 8465070.

Dublin North East Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 8465070.

Dublin North Inner City Local Drugs Task Force: 01 8366592.

Dublin 12 Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 6206457.

Dublin South Inner City Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force:

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Local Drugs and AlcoholTask Force: 01 7060125.

North Inner City Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 8366592.

Tallaght Local Drugs and Alcohol Task Force: 01 4649306.


HSE Addiction Service

H.S.E Outreach Harm Reduction Services

Contact Outreach Services through Arklow HSE services on 0402-33577 or contact outreach team directly:
• John Craven - 086- 8590734
• Karena Keogh - 086-6040348

Outreach Harm reduction have been providing services within the East Coast Area Dublin Mid Leinster area since 1989. Outreach provides interventions based on the philosophy of Harm Reduction. This philosophy could be defined as a pragmatic approach in which an attempt is made to reduce the drug related harm towards an individual, others and community through changing from high risk behaviour to safer behaviour. It places priority on reducing the negative consequences of drug use rather than trying to eliminate drug use or enforce abstinence. However it does not ignore abstinence as an achievable goal.

Other services provided 9A Upper Main St, Arklow, Co. Wicklow.are as follows:
Mondays: 2pm - 4pm Harm Reduction / Health promotion
Wednesday: 5pm - 7pm Harm Reduction / Health promotion
Friday: 10am - 1pm Harm Reduction / Health promotion


Other Services available through the H.S.E.

H.S.E Counselling / Psychotherapy Services:

Please contact Mary Farrell, Arklow on 0402 33456; Ann Mc Donald, Wicklow on 0404 60688

Brief Intervention Counselling services :

Please contact Christine Keegan on 0404 64725


Rehabilitation Team 2016 HSE Addiction Services CHO Area 6

Sean Cullen - Dublin 4, South County Dublin & Bray

Bridge House, Cherry Orchard Hospital

Ballyfermot, Dublin 10

Mobile: 086 8193503


Angie Howell - Bray & Wicklow / Arklow

9a Main Street, Arklow

Mobile: 086 8284108


Click here for Rehabilitation Integration Leaflet Service 2016


Drug Information Links:

Government Agencies (incl. Research and Policy Making): (Drug Treatment Board) (Department of Health) (HRB National Drugs Library) (Health Promotion) (Health Protection Surveillance Centre) (Health Research Board) (National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol) (Government supporting communities)

Other Irish Support Services and Agencies:  (Áit Linn Alcohol education and recover centre) (Ana Liffey Drugs Project)  (Aware mental health support) (Ballymun Youth Action Project) (Community Support Approach) (Online youth health and lifestyle) (Recovery through Art, Drama & Education) (Hepatitis help) (Merchants Quay Ireland) (Ana Liffey Drug Project) (Ait Linn)


International: (European Centre for monitoring Drugs & Drug Addiction) (UK website which provides info & advice regarding drugs) (International Harm Reduction Association) (UK National Treatment Agency)


Other: (Drug Treatment & Training) (Community based Women in Treatment & Training Project)


Mental Health:
Aware -  - Helping to defeat Depression
Console - The Bereaved by Suicide Foundation - 
Supporting those bereaved through suicide.
Heads Up -
Mental health promotion project which aims to contribute to suicide prevention efforts by providing timely, appropriate information and support to young people.
The Samaritans - - 24 hour service for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Suicide or Survive –  - Working towards suicide prevention.
Mental health support community offering support and professional counselling to those in need.
Turning the Tide on Suicide -
Helping to prevent suicide through research, intervention & support
Your Mental Health -
Aims to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland.


Drug Addition:
Barnardos – Teenhelp -
Help for young people who have a parent or carer with a drug or alcohol problem.
Crosscare -
Drug and Alcohol Programme provide an online information and support service Monday to Friday (9- 1pm).
Drug and Alcohol information and support -
Information on all national services including support, counselling and treatment go to the services section of this website.
Narcotics Anonymous -
NA is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.
The Health Service Executive (HSE) -
The HSE is responsible for providing Health and Personal Social Services for everyone living in the Republic of Ireland.
The National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol (NACDA) -
The NACDA advises the Government on problem drug and alcohol use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on analysis and interpretation of research findings.
Under 18 -
Age appropriate information and advice available on this website


Alcohol Action Ireland -
National charity for alcohol related issues. They campaign for the burden of alcohol-related harm to be lifted from the individual, community and state. Their vision is of an Ireland that recognises and challenges the harm caused by alcohol.

Hello Sunday Morning -

Alcohol Response Ireland -

Societal effort to provide practical help in tackling Ireland’s chronic alcohol problem.
Alcoholics Anonymous -
A Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Drink Help & Alcohol Related Services at:
Drink Help provides access to information on the alcohol-related help and services available to people concerned about their own or someone else's drinking.
Al-Anon -
Peer to Peer understanding and non-professional support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.


Other websites:
COAP - Children of Addicted Parents and People -
Online community for young people affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs, alcohol or some form of addictive behaviour.
Family Support Agency - A Government Agency operating under the Dept of Social & Family Affairs.
Gamblers Anonymous -
A Fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.
The Drink Think Project -
Established to protect children from alcohol related harm in the Derry City Council area.
FASA Northern Ireland - A Northern Ireland based group focussing on the promotion of Drug and Suicide awareness





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