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: NHSCT/NDACT

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind supports individuals and families affected by both mental health and alcohol problems. Services include mentoring, counselling and a personal development programme.

Region: NHSCT/NDACT

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: NHSCT/NDACT

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

One to one support, family support, auricular acupuncture, drop in, mentoring and referral service

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

Region: NHSCT/NDACT

Statutory specialist addiction service provided by a range of specifically trained professionals providing physical, psychological and social interventions for individuals and families who experience moderate to high level of dependency to alcohol and/or drugs

Region: NHSCT/NDACT

Inpatient treatment service for adults with complex physical/psychological and social needs related to alcohol and/or drug dependency

Region: NHSCT/NDACT

Range of therapeutic support services for young people aged under 18 with significant mental health and substance misuse difficulties

Region: NHSCT/NDACT

Relate provides a relationship counselling service which focuses on the impact of alcohol use and/or misuse on relationships within families, couples and individuals

Region: NHSCT/NDACT

Support for families and children affected by parental substance misuse, including individual, family and group work ('hidden harm' service)