What happens inside Ireland’s addiction rehab clinics?
‘It could be your sister, your dad, your brother. Addiction doesn’t care who you are’
A stint in rehab has become shorthand for something celebrities do when they’ve been caught ingesting substances they shouldn’t, or when they want to escape the heat from the paparazzi for a while.
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Anyone who is at least 12 months in consistent recovery from alcohol, drugs or gambling.
Anyone who would like to gain a deeper insight in to applying the programme of recovery to their lives.
It is an opportunity to look at the effects of addiction on your life.
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The Aiséirí Family Programme for 2017 takes place over five days from October 3rd to 5th.
It's for who is affected by the drinking, drug-taking or gambling of a family member or loved one and it aims to give an understanding of addiction and its effects on family and others closely associated with the addict.
For further information and an application form click here
Aiseiri are delighted to be part of the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program (see more). Its objective is to support employees’ giving their time and talent to qualified non profits such as Aiseiri. Between the Intel employees hours volunteered and the generous contribution from Intel we received a cheque for nine thousand two hunderd dollars for the hours volunteered in 2016.
Aiséirí, which provides community and residential services to help young people, adults and families overcome addiction and lead meaningful lives in recovery, admitted 550 people with addiction problems to its services in 2015. This represented an increase of 87 clients compared to 2014.
Speaking at the publication of the 2015 Annual report, Mr Paul Conlon, Chief Executive said that, while Aiséirí’s financial position improved in 2015, the increased demand for services in the South East has put pressure on its facilities in Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary and Kilkenny.
“The funding model for our adolescent detoxification and rehabilitation service is not suitable. So we are calling on the Government to fund this essential and successful programme into the future. This will provide a tangible return on the investment for the Exchequer, as young people will be able to take control of their addiction and return to their families and communities,” he said.
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Aiséirí addiction treatment service calls on government not to cut excise duty on alcohol in Budget 2015 as it launches its Annual Report
Aiséirí, one of the country’s leading addiction treatment services, today revealed that it has seen its most significant rise in the numbers of young people and adult women being admitted to its services over the first six months of this year.
Going on admission numbers up to June 2014, Aiséirí could be facing up to a 70% increase in the number of admissions for young people under 21 by the end of the year in comparison to admissions for 2013. For adult women the increase in admissions could be as high as 64 percent. The figures were revealed at the presentation of Aiséiri’s Annual Report for 2013.
Paul Conlon, CEO of Aiséirí, urged the government to resist pressure from the drinks industry to reduce excise duty on alcohol. He called for a much tougher government stance on alcohol with the introduction of minimum pricing and restricted availability of drink as a matter of urgency.
Over the full year of…
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Study: 40,000 in Ireland known
Adults may be unwittingly leading young people into problem drinking warns addiction counsellor and Chief Executive of Aiseiri, Paul Conlon, as alcohol awareness week starts.
The head of one of Ireland’s most comprehensive addiction services today said that parents who believe that they are doing the right thing by supervising or controlling drinking settings for their teenagers could actually be enabling problem drinking and addiction risks.
Paul Conlon, Chief Executive of Aiséirí Treatment and Rehabilitation Services, said that successive studies and the experience of Aiséirí, which includes the country’s only addiction and detox service for adolescents, shows that providing alcohol for young people – even if it’s done with the best intentions – increases their risk of problem or hazardous drinking habits.
He was speaking at the launch of the new merged Aiséirí Treatment and Rehabilitation Service, which brings together four previously autonomous addiction centres across the Southeast. The Aiséirí launch also coincides with the start of Alcohol Awareness Week. Conlon urged the Government to invest in family and after-care support services as an essential line of defence against alcohol’s harm to young people particularly.
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