Crosscare Drug and Alcohol Programme (DAP) aims to inform and support those directly or indirectly affected by addiction, to make informed choices and access relevant support and treatment plans. In addition, DAP aims to work positively to affect policy and social change in addiction related areas, through engagement and collaboration with service users and other service providers.  During 2016, our Drug and Alcohol Project worked with 1,627 people through 670 counselling sessions and 509 support calls.

DAP offers support and training in the area of addiction. We provide counselling in Drumcondra, Balbriggan and Blanchardstown. Each individual is offered 6-8 weeks with a review to continue after this timeframe to see if they need more on-going support. We provide support for family members or significant others who are dealing with a loved ones primary or process addiction. Training is provided for individuals and agencies in the voluntary sector who work first hand with individuals presenting with substance use issues. We also provide training for Crosscare staff, clients and volunteers. DAP facilitates support groups in two homeless services, Crosscare Amiens Street TEA and Crosscare Haven House STA.

We offer phone support and have published ‘Don’t Lose the Head’ an easy-to-read booklet that aims to support parents/ significant adults in negotiating the topic of substance use issues with young people.  These booklets have been distributed across the Dublin Diocese. For more info, please contact Susan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Gerry This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.