St Vincent's Hospital, FairviewOutpatient Services

Substance Abuse Service

The Lodge

The Lodge is a nurse led, outpatient counselling service for adults over 18 years of age who are concerned about their use of alcohol, prescribed drugs, over the counter drugs or gambling.

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People referred may also have mental health difficulties. People generally attend an individual appointment (weekly initially), to determine what concerns /difficulties they have and what they wish to do about it.  The service offers:

  • Alcohol / drug / gambling informationInformation on other servicesWays of stopping or reducing usageCoping strategiesRelapse prevention
  • Skills training – anxiety management, anger management etc

Accessing the service: 

  • Referral through mental health teams/clinics only
     
  • Waiting list in operation

 

Contact Details:

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Staff Team:

Substance Abuse Service, The Lodge, St Vincentís Hospital, Richmond Road, Fairview, Dublin 3

01 8842401 (direct line with 24hr answering service)

Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Friday 8.30am – 2pm
Closed weekends and bank holidays

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Clódagh O’Sullivan, Clinical Nurse Specialist / Team Leader
Dolores Barragry, Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ian Parker, Community Mental Health Nurse
Lynn Beaton, Ward Clerk