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

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)

Region: SHSCT/SDACT

Therapeutic support and treatment  for children and families affected by parental substance misuse, including individual, family and group work. Referrals are received from Social Services and adult treatment services including those in the voluntary sector.

Region: SHSCT/SDACT

Provision of group support sessions within the SHSCT addiction service focussing on education and motivation

Region: SHSCT/SDACT

The service supports clients in reducing harm, accessing health care, maximising benefits, building relationships, recognising the impact of antisocial behaviour and identifying and pursuing personal aspirations

Region: SHSCT/SDACT

Therapeutic treatment and support service for children and young people, aged of 11 – 25, who are misusing substances - including support for family members

Region: SHSCT/SDACT

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: SHSCT/SDACT

Statutory Addiction Service provided by a range of Specialist Teams within Community and Hospital Settings (Community Addiction Team, Addiction Day Treatment Services, Substitute Prescribing Team and Substance Misuse Liaison Nurses)

Region: SHSCT/SDACT

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