Residential Alcohol Detoxification/Detox Programme Dublin

Homeless Specific* Short-term Addiction Treatment (Alcohol/Benzodiazepine Detox)

Alcohol Detox Service

Our aim is to provide a safe, supportive, medically assisted alcohol/benzodiazepine detoxification to facilitate adults in addressing their addiction and initiating the process of recovery.

The Detox unit has a capacity of 11 beds. It is a low threshold** service targeted specifically at adults who are homeless and meet the criteria for admission*. The programme is of three weeks duration. There is a qualified nurse on duty 24 hours a day who will support clients to manage their withdrawals safely. The key worker will provide case management support in liaison with the referral agent.

There is a daily group programme facilitated by the key worker. In addition, wraparound supports are provided, such as one-to-one counselling, health and wellbeing, literacy, personal development.

The whole process is guided by the Clinical Governance for Quality and Safety framework.

**Low Threshold - By 'Low Threshold' we mean that we do not set admission criteria which our client group cannot meet. Also the programme imposes minimal constraints and exercises a high degree of lenience to ensure that clients can complete the programme and achieve their goals. As a consequence we tend to work with those people often excluded from services due to medication management, poly substance misuse and associated behavioural issues.

*Referral Criteria

  • Male/Female over the age of 18 years.
  • Clients registered as homeless with a Dublin City or Dublin County local authority or who are eligible for registration as homeless
  • Clients at risk of homelessness who have been recently housed and have a keyworker with Housing First or Tenancy Sustainment Services in the Dublin City and Dublin County area
  • Clients on methadone are accepted – please see further information on the referral form.

How do I apply?

There’s a detailed referral form with additional information which can be downloaded through the link below.

Download Referral Form here.

Contact Us

Dublin Simon Community, Residential Alcohol Detox Unit, Watling Street, Ushers Island, Dublin 8
Phone: (01) 6759950

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