Useful links

Alcohol Action Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland – the national charity for alcohol related issues.

They campaign for the burden of alcohol-related harm to be lifted from the individual, community and state. Their vision is of an Ireland that recognises and challenges the harm caused by alcohol.

You can find helpful services at: 


Al-Anon offers peer-to-peer understanding and non-professional support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Alcohol Response Ireland

Alcohol Response Ireland is a Genuine Civil Society effort to provide practical help in tackling Ireland’s chronic alcohol problem.

Addiction Northern Ireland 

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Charity in Northern Ireland with an older focus on those aged over 55.

Aiséirí Treatment Centres in Cahir, Waterford and Wexford

Turning the Tide on Suicide

Helping to prevent suicide through research, intervention & support     


Aware-Helping to Defeat Depression.      

Barnardos - Teenhelp

Help for young people who have a parent or carer with a drug or alcohol problem.


The Eating Disorders Association of Ireland. Support, information and understanding for people with eating disorders, their families and friends.


A website dedicated to supporting sufferers of eating distress and eating disorders along the path to recovery.

COAP - Children of Addicted Parents and People

A website and online community for young people affected by someone else’s addiction to drugs, alcohol or some form of addictive behaviour such as gambling.


Crosscare Drug and Alcohol Programme provide an online information and support service Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm.

Drink Help

Drink Help provides access to information on the alcohol-related help and services available to people concerned about their own or someone else's drinking. You can find helpful services at: 

The Drink Think Project

The Drink Think Project - to protect children from alcohol related harm in the Derry City Council area.

Drug and Alcohol information and support

For information on all national services including support, counselling and treatment go to the services section of this website.

Family Support Agency

The Family Support Agency is a Government Agency operating under the aegis of the Department of Social & Family Affairs.

FASA Northern Ireland

A Northern Ireland based group focussing on the promotion of Drug and Suicide awareness

FASN Family Addiction Support Network

The Family Addiction Support Network is a network of organisations, groups and individuals operating within the North East Region and North East Regional Drugs Task Force areas. An open, friendly, accessible and non-judgemental family support service so that no family has to live with the isolation that drug use can bring.

Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous (G.A.) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem.


HeadsUp is a mental health promotion project which aims to contribute to suicide prevention efforts by providing timely, appropriate information and support to young people.

The Health Service Executive (HSE)

The Health Service Executive (HSE) is responsible for providing Health and Personal Social Services for everyone living in the Republic of Ireland.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is a non-profit fellowship of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean.

The National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD)

The National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD) advises the Government on problem drug use in Ireland in relation to prevalence, prevention consequences and treatment based on analysis and interpretation of research findings.

The Rutland Centre

The Rutland Centre is a registered charity and since it was founded in 1978 it has grown into the largest and most respected private addiction rehabilitation centre in Ireland.

The Samaritans

Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic

Suicide or Survive – Working towards suicide prevention.

SupportMe - Support Services available in the West of Ireland

Tabor Lodge Treatment Centre

Tabor Lodge is a treatment centre catering for persons with alcohol, drug, gambling, food and other addictions. It is situated 15 miles South West of Cork.

Talbot Grove Treatment Centre

Talbot Grove addiction treatment centre catering for persons with alcohol, drug, gambling, food and other addictions. Situated in Castleisland County Kerry.


An online mental health support community offering support and professional counselling to those in need.

Women’s Aid – Working to end violence against women.

Your Mental Health

Aims to improve awareness and understanding of mental health and well-being in Ireland. 

If you are under 18 please go to where you will find age appropriate information and advice.