St Vincent's Hospital, FairviewSubstance Abuse Service

Alcohol Treatment Services

Persons can avail of either outpatient or residential treatment. Research strongly suggests that there is little difference in effectiveness between both (Institute of Medicine 1989, Miller et al 1995). Which is chosen is often a matter of personal choice.


The HSE provides public alcohol treatment services in the region. Services are catchment area based, which means the service you can access, depends on where you live. More detailed information is below.

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Public Outpatient Treatment Services

Please note that public treatment services are catchment area based (Community Care Areas).   Access to services depends on where a person lives.

 

Substance Abuse Service
The Lodge
St. Vincents Hospital
Richmond Road   
Fairview         
Dublin 3

Serving Community Care Area 7

Tel: 01 8842401

Alcohol Treatment Unit
Baggot St. Community Hospital
18 Upper Baggot St
Dublin 4

Serving Community Care Areas 1,2 and 3

Tel: 01 6607838
Community Alcohol Services
Glen Abbey Centre
Belgard Road
Tallaght
Dublin 24

Serving Community Care Areas 4,5 and 9

Tel: 01 4516589 / 4516754
Stanhope Centre
Lr. Grangegorman Road
Dublin 7

Serving Community Care Areas 6,7 and 8

Tel: 01 6773965 / 6779447

 

NB: alcohol detoxification services are not routinely available in treatment services

 

Public Residential Treatment Service

Barrymore House, 217 North Circular Rd. Dublin 7 provides the residential alcohol treatment service for the HSE. The programme is available to any person residing within the former Eastern Regional Health Authority. It is of 5 weeks duration and designed for clients who have decided that total long-term abstinence from alcohol is their goal.

Admission Requirements:

  • Person must be prepared to reside in Barrymore House for the duration of the programme
  • Can be referred by their local catchment area alcohol service
  • Assessed for residential programme via Stanhope centre
  • Alcohol free for minimum of 1 week prior to admission
  • Free from mood altering substances for minimum 1 week prior to admission- this includes tranquillizers and sleeping tablets, excessive use of over the counter painkillers, cough bottles etc.

Cost

e70.00 per week to cover cost of food and accommodation.
For additional details contact Stanhope centre.

A full Directory of Alcohol, Drugs and Related Services in the Republic of Ireland is available to order from the Health Promotion Unit. (Last edition: 2005)