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 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 Alcohol Task Force: 01 7060125.

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

Click here for full list of HSE addiction service clinics


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


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


Links to other services and agencies

Drug and Alcohol Information:

Illegal Drugs and Alcohol Information and Services

Prescription and OTC medicines information

Drinking culture alternatives

Health Service Executive

Government Agencies (incl. Research and Policy Making):

Drug Treatment Board

Department of Health

Health Research Board Library

Health Promotion material

Health Protection Surveillance Centre

Health Research Board

Government supporting communities

Other Irish Support Services and Agencies

Áit Linn Alcohol education and recovery centre

Alcoholics Anonymous

Ana Liffey Drugs Project

Depression support

Ballymun Youth Action Project

Consultative Council on Hepatitis C

ISPCC 24-hour helpline for children

Dublin City Community Support

Outhouse LGBT networks

(formerly) Dublin AIDS Alliance

Information for LGBTI

Charity promoting positive mental health

Merchants Quay Ireland

Narcotics Anonymous

Traveller community specific supports

Recovery through Art, Drama & Education

Samaritans 24-hour helpline

Treatment and training project for women

Irish youth organisation - health and lifestyle

International Services and Agencies:

(European Monitoring Centre for Drugs & Drug Addiction)

(UK website which provides info & advice regarding drugs)

(International Harm Reduction Association)

(UK National Treatment Agency)

Mental Health Specific Services and Agencies:

Aware - helping to defeat Depression

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 helpline service for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Suicide or Survive -Working towards suicide prevention.

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 Addiction Specific Services and Supports

Barnardos - help for young people who have a parent or carer with a drug/alcohol problem

Crosscare drug and alcohol programmes

Information on drugs and alcohol services across Ireland

National Family Support Network

Information on all HSE provided drugs and alcohol services across Ireland

Mutual aid for adults with a drug problem in Ireland

Alcohol Addiction Services and Supports

Mutual aid for families affected by a members drinking

Mutual aid for adults with a drinking problem

Alcohol Action Ireland – challenging alcohol harm

Other websites and supports

Mutual aid for adults with a gambling problem

Tusla, Ireland’s Child and Family Agency


East Coast Regional Drugs and Alcohol Task Force

HSE Offices, Block B Civic Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Phone: +353 (0)1 2744132 Fax: +353 (0)1 2744280 Email: