Welcome to the second edition of our newsletter this year.
There are a number of core conditions which need to be in place in order for the therapeutic process to take hold and for those who avail of our services to grow. Environment and space is extremely important and Aiseiri has always done its very best to provide a quality, peaceful and safe environment in all its residential services over the years, whatever the limitations. This year saw the completion of the refurbishment project at our facility in Cahir, Co Tipperary which has improved the quality and space within this service greatly.
Relatively quick access to treatment is another important aspect of the rehabilitation process and the location of our new detoxification facility for adults within our newly refurbished building in Cahir will make it easier for those in need to come to us for treatment.
We hope to formally celebrate the completion of the refurbishment and the launch of our residential detox facility for adults. The new Minister of State for Communities and National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, will formally open this facility at a ceremony scheduled for 12 on Friday the 8th of July 2016. I look forward to seeing some of you there on the day if possible.
I would like to thank John Murphy for his good work recently with regards to helping us, as an organisation, to establish a democratic forum for our many clients. John has also provided a very interesting personal reflection with regard to step 4 and 5 which is included in this issue. I will return to the matter of the client forum and provide additional information on developments with respect to this important issue in our next newsletter.
This Sunday will see our first Medallion Day of the year in Aiséirí Wexford, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our clients who have successfully remained in recovery for twelve months or more. This is a huge achievement and we are delighted to have been able to help so many people and their families on their journey. Our next Medallion Day for Aiseiri Cahir will take place at the end of August. Well done to everyone.