Outreach Services

The Outreach services works with people to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drug use.

We offer:
● Comprehensive Assessments
● One to One Sessions
● Brief Intervention
● Community Detox support
● Links to additional services
● Support to access Methadone, Naloxene, Needle exchange, HSE addiction services and Residential treatment

If you think you have problem with alcohol or drug use, you may experience one or more of the following:
● drinking too much (perhaps vomiting or experiencing a hangover)
● overdosing (losing consciousness)
● regular need for the alcohol or other drug
● Previous failed attempts to stop using
● significant changes in mood and/or behaviour
● mental and/or physical health affected
● neglecting responsibilities
● Accidents as a result of your use
● financial problems
● Social Worker referral for children in your care
● relationships at work and with family and friends impacted

Rather than thinking about the how much and how often you use, it is more helpful to think about the impact your use of alcohol or drugs has on your life. If it’s causing you problems, it’s an issue you may want to seek help with.

Take a test

DUDIT self-assessment tool

1 / 11

How often do you use drugs other than alcohol?

2 / 11

Do you use more than one type of drug on the same occasion?

3 / 11

How many times do you take drugs on a typical day when you use drugs?

4 / 11

How often are you influenced heavily by drugs?

5 / 11

Over the last year have you felt that your longing for drugs was so strong that you couldn’t resist it?

6 / 11

Has it happened over the past year that once you started taking drugs you couldn’t stop?

7 / 11

How often over the past year have you taken drugs then neglected to something you should have done?

8 / 11

How often over the past year have you needed to take a drug the morning after heavy drug use the day before?

9 / 11

How often over the past year have you had guilty feelings or a bad conscience because you used drugs?

10 / 11

Have you or anyone else ever been hurt (physically or mentally) because you used drugs?

11 / 11

Has a relative, a friend, a doctor, a nurse or anyone else been worried about your drug use or said to you that you should stop taking drugs?

AUDIT screening tool ( World Health Organisation)

1 / 10

How often do you have a drink containing alcohol?

2 / 10

How many standard drinks containing alcohol do you have on a typical day when you are drinking?

3 / 10

How often do you have 5 or more drinks in one occasion?

4 / 10

How often during the last year have you found that you were not able to stop drinking once you started?

5 / 10

How often in the last year have you failed to do what was normally expected of you because of drinking?

6 / 10

How often during the last year have you needed a first drink in the morning to get yourself going after a heavy drinking session?

7 / 10

How often during the last year have you had a feeling of guilt or remorse after drinking?

8 / 10

How often during the last year have you been unable to remember what happened the night before because of your drinking?

9 / 10

Have you or someone else been injured because of your drinking?

10 / 10

Has a relative, friend, doctor or other health care worker been concerned about your drinking or suggested you cut down?

If you scored above 6 for a male and 2 for a female, get in touch to have a chat about what changes you would like to make to your drug or alcohol use.