Treatment and support services

This section gives information on drug and alcohol treatment and support services available across Northern Ireland. There are a wide range of services available from short term extended brief interventions to more longer term community based or residential based one to one therapeutic treatment services. There are also services which offer ongoing recovery focussed group support, services which offer advice and support for your wider needs such as housing and ‘low threshold’ services specifically set up for those not yet ready or able to engage with mainstream or longer term treatment services.

Drug and alcohol services operate within a ‘Tiered Model’ and before searching for a service it might be useful to click here and learn more about what type of help and support is available at each ‘Tier.’ This may help you to better understand which level of support you might need or prefer and to better fine-tune your search options or to filter your results.

Region: SEHSCT/SEDACT

NSES is an completely confidentail service that provides free sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users (of any type i.e. illegal opioids or stimulants, steroids or tanning solutions), alongside health promotion information or advice - the services can then safely dispose of any used injecting equipment on your return visit

Region: SEHSCT/SEDACT

NSES is an completely confidential service that provides free sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users (of any type i.e. illegal opioids or stimulants, steroids or tanning solutions), alongside health promotion information or advice - the services can then safely dispose of any used injecting equipment on your return visit.

Region: SHSCT/SDACT

Cuan Mhuire NI offers a comprehensive abstinence based, residential, addiction treatment and support programme to persons (male and female) who are eighteen years of age and over and who are suffering from (Alcohol, Gambling) addiction in a supported environment.
In addition to our addiction recovery support services, Cuan Mhuire NI provides a professional, effective and efficient housing support service to those who are most marginalised and who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless because of their addiction.

Region: WHSCT/WDACT

Therapeutic treatment and support to individuals aged 50+ who are concerned about their alcohol use/misuse - support is also available for family members

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

AA is a fellowship of men and women who come together once or twice a week to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with alcohol - group meetings take place regularly across NI - you can search the website or call the head office to find out about one taking place close to you

Region: BHSCT/BDACT, NHSCT/NDACT, SEHSCT/SEDACT, SHSCT/SDACT, WHSCT/WDACT

NA is a fellowship of men and women who come together once or twice a week to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem with drugs (street drugs or prescribed) - group meetings take place regularly across NI - you can search the website or call the info line number to find out about one taking place close to you

Region: SEHSCT/SEDACT

Therapeutic interventions and support for adults aged 18 and over and offenders aged 18 and over (referrals via PBNI) with substance misuse difficulties/problems - support is also available for family members

Region: WHSCT/WDACT

Foyle Have is a Low Threshold Service aimed at those who misuse alcohol and drugs at harmful levels and/or in harmful ways but who are unable to commit to formal treatment - the service works with clients who may lead chaotic lives and need assistance to reduce serious harm to themselves, arising from their problematic drug or alcohol use

Region: NHSCT/NDACT

NSES is an completely confidentail service that provides free sterile injecting equipment to injecting drug users (of any type i.e. illegal opioids or stimulants, steroids or tanning solutions), alongside health promotion information or advice - the services can then safely dispose of any used injecting equipment on your return visit