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Drug & Alcohol Family Support Projects

Drug & Alcohol Family Support Services provided by the Western Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force

Information and Services for Families Affected by Someone's Drug or Alcohol Use

Mayo Drug & Alcohol Family Support Service:

The service is based in Tacú Family Resource Centre in Ballinrobe but also provides outreach in Westport, Castlebar and Claremorris. The service opened in 2018 and has supported numerous families with alcohol / drug misuse issues in Mayo in a confidential one-to-one setting. The service is open Tuesday to Friday.


Person: Aisling Ferriter

Telephone: 087 3352831

Email: aisling.ferriter@wrdatf.ie

Galway Drug & Alcohol Family Support Project: Carol Burke

Carol provides support to those affected by a family member's or loved one's drug or alcohol abuse. This service offers the opportunity to discuss the needs of the person and family affected, to receive relevant information on alcohol and drug topics, to avail of tailored one-to-one interventions and referrals to other services. Support can be provided over the phone, online or in-person at various locations within Galway city.

As well as working directly with family members, Carol facilitates online groups and also provides information to agencies working with families who may be affected by someone else's drug or alcohol use.


Person: Carol Burke

Telephone: 087 1465956

Email: carol.burke@wrdatf.ie

Roscommon Drug & Alcohol Family Support Service

The Roscommon Drug & Alcohol Family Support Service provides a safe space to receive support with an experienced Drug & Alcohol Family Support Worker. This service is free, confidential & non-judgemental to those over 18 in the Roscommon area.


Person: Maria Powers

Telephone: 087 6955557

Email: maria.powers@wrdatf.ie

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Feedback from family members:

“ When you get support to cope with your families addiction it is like a comforting blanket. Life starts to make sense again, everything is clearer, you understand why things happen and you talk instead of holding it all in. I learnt to breathe again. ”
“ I now understand my son a lot more. I got to see the world through his eyes. Sessions were a great boost for morale in facing the challenges, great ideas for new constructive approaches, learnt almost a new language and affirmations that gave hope and encouragement. ”
“ Support has helped me put boundaries in place. The sessions prevent me going crazy and give me a sense of hope. I've started self-care and I feel better in myself. I've learned so much about addiction and I now have a better relationship with my daughter and I am more compassionate. I don't feel alone anymore. ”