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Useful Links

Useful Links

Alcohol Action Ireland

Ireland’s national charity for alcohol-related issues. A comprehensive resource for Irish alcohol facts, statistics, policy information and the latest alcohol-related news from Ireland and around the world.

Keeping it in the Family: Children living with problem drinking parents

Have we bottled it? Alcohol marketing and young people

Minimum Pricing: Brining an end to booze at “pocket money” prices

Alcohol Action Ireland’s Alcohol Facts, detailing the full extent of alcohol-related harm in Ireland

Alcohol Action Ireland’s policy positions on key issues


Alcohol and Cancer

Experts have known since 1987 that alcohol can cause cancer, but the connection between the two is often unknown, or ignored. This site aims to raise awareness of this fact and the dangers of alcohol.

Alcoholics Anonymous Ireland

Alcoholics Anonymous is a Twelve Step Fellowship dedicated to helping anyone suffering because of their drinking.

Alcohol Forum

Offering a range of resources to the community that will help raise awareness of alcohol-related harm, while at the same time offering solutions to change the drinking culture.


Aware works to create a society where people who experience depression and related mood disorders, and their families, are understood and supported, are free from stigma and have access to a broad range of support options.

Al-Anon/Alateen Ireland

Al-Anon offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers in an anonymous environment, whether the alcoholic is still drinking or not.

Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force

Ballymun Local Drugs Task Force was set up in 1997 to respond to drugs issues in the Ballymun community.


The work of Barnados is child-focused. It responds to the individual needs of each child and family, and aims to provide practical and professional supports to bring hope into situations where hope is sometimes lost.


Caranua is the new service name of the Residential Institutions Statutory Fund, established in March 2013, to improve the quality of life and well-being of survivors of institutional abuse. It can do this by ensuring that survivors are receiving statutory entitlements, adding to statutory entitlements and providing grants to individual survivors to avail of services, including those concerning alcohol-related issues.


A national network of community activists and community organisations that are involved in responding to Ireland’s drugs crisis.

Clondalkin Drugs Task Force

The function of the Task Force is to research, develop and implement a co-ordinated, locally appropriate response to substance misuse.


Drugs.ie is an independent website managed by The Ana Liffey Drug Project. Its mission is to help individuals, families and communities prevent and/or address problems arising from drug and alcohol use.

National Family Support Network

The National Family Support Network is an autonomous, self-help organisation that respects the lived experiences of families affected by drugs in a welcoming non-judgemental atmosphere.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Ireland

FASD Ireland was set up by a group of carers in Ireland who have had contact with children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FAS,pFAS,ARND,ARBD).


Foróige is the leading youth organisation in Ireland, working with approximately 64,000 young people aged 10-18 every year through volunteer-led clubs and staff-led youth projects.


Headstrong is The National Centre for Youth Mental Health – a non-profit organisation supporting young people’s mental health in Ireland.


Helplink provides counselling and other support services online or by phone at affordable prices from your home or other private setting. Professional, qualified and Garda-vetted counsellors provide counselling for those suffering from addiction, depression, anxiety and more. Available seven days a week from 1 p.m. to 9 pm.

HSE – YourDrinking.ie

Information, advice and publications relating to alcohol from the HSE’s Health Promotion Unit.


The Irish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (ISPCC) is Ireland’s oldest and most well-known children’s charity.

Irish Cancer Society

Ireland’s national cancer charity. “We listen, we support, we provide care, we create awareness, we provide information, we fund research and we influence decisions about cancer. We are with you on every step of your cancer journey.”

Irish Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation is the national charity fighting stroke and heart disease. “Our mission is to lead in improving the cardiovascular health of people living in Ireland so they do not experience disability or die from preventable heart, stroke and other blood vessel diseases.”


The Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) is the only free, confidential, independent and non-judgmental service for people in debt, or in danger of getting into debt, in Ireland.

Mental Health Ireland

Mental Health Ireland is a national voluntary organisation supporting positive mental health.

National Advisory Committee on Drugs

The NACD was established in response to the drug problem to assist in our continued need to improve our knowledge and understanding of problem drug use.

No Name Club

A national voluntary youth organisation, No Name Clubs are run by and for young people aged 15 years + who come together in a safe and lively environments where there’s fun, friendship and enjoyment without the pressure of alcohol or other drugs.

Rape Crisis Network of Ireland

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI) is a specialist information and resource centre on rape and all forms of sexual violence.


ReachOut.com is a service dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health. “We aim to provide quality assured mental health information and inspiring real life stories by young people to help other young people get through tough times.”

Rise Foundation

The RISE Foundation is a registered charity founded by the singer Frances Black in 2008. It is focused on the families of those with addictive behaviour.


“Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.”


SpunOut is an independent, youth led national charity working to empower young people between the ages of 16 and 25 to create personal and social change.

Women’s Aid

Women’s Aid is a leading national organisation that has been working in Ireland to stop domestic violence against women and children since 1974.

World Health Organisation

WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.