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Coolmine Therapeutic Community provides services to help people recover from drug addiction

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Coolmine Therapeutic Community new day centre was officially opened by Frank Feighan.

 

Coolmine Therapeutic Community provides services to help people recover from drug addiction

By I Love Limerick Correspondent Tara Byrne

The Coolmine Therapeutic Community, which provides day and residential services to help people recover from the pain of drug addiction now has a day centre at Mahon House in Upper William Street.

Frank Feighan, the Minister with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy was on hand to officially cut the ribbon and open the centre, with Pauline McKeown, the organisation’s chief executive also in attendance.

Frank said, “‘I welcome the opening of this new service for women with drug addiction… I recognise that women experience specific barriers in engaging with drug treatment and rehabilitation services, including experience of domestic abuse, lack of childcare and homelessness. This women-specific service can overcome these barriers by providing a holistic response to the needs of women and their children”.

“We know when we provide adequate support and assessment to people on the way into treatment, we know when we support then in aftercare, it sustains their recovery,” said Pauline McKeown.

Coolmine said, “90% of our clients present with polydrug use, complex needs and often homelessness. Over 30% are from the Mid-West region. Our new Limerick service will bring the model of care provided in Ashleigh House to meet needs in the Mid-West. Our vision is to empower people to live fulfilled and productive lives free from dependence on drugs and alcohol. 70% of our clients are drug-free 2 years after they complete our programme!”

Coolmine is a drug and alcohol treatment centre that helps clients recover from addiction by providing quality community, day and residential services with a self-help approach. Peers and staff act as facilitators of change with abstinence and a way forward as the ultimate goal.

Coolmine believes everyone should have the opportunity to overcome addiction and lead a fulfilled and productive life including the most vulnerable members of Irish society. Coolmine Therapeutic Community is supported by a number of bodies including the HSE, the Mid-West Drugs and Alcohol Forum and the Department of Health and Children.

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