Community Alcohol Detox Programme (CAD)

We are currently in the process of creating a Community Alcohol Detox (CAD) Programme. This will be designed to help those experiencing difficulties with their alcohol use by facilitating a much-needed service to undertake a community alcohol detox with structured support in a non-residential capacity.

About the Programme

Over the next two years, Community Response Ltd will be working across four local drug Task Force areas Ballyfermot, Dublin 12, the Canal Communities, and the South Inner City of Dublin and with local services to develop and pilot a community alcohol detox service.

We want to help those experiencing difficulties with their alcohol use by facilitating a much-needed service to undertake a community alcohol detox with structured support. We want to offer those trying to manage alcohol dependence an opportunity to detox where they live with family, friends, and engage keyworkers for support.
Individuals, in most cases, would not need to go into a residential treatment center but would be able to access a GP/ Primary Care provider and avail of community supports. Information, medical care, and guidance will be provided by an experienced team at every stage of the journey to help ensure safety and success.

 

For Professionals and Services......

The Strategic Initiative aims to achieve a community-based response to alcohol misuse through a community alcohol detox.   The project aims to respond to the local needs of people in the four Task Force areas and provide a model of best practice which is aligned to the principles of Sláintecare, the goals of ‘Reducing Harm Supporting Recovery' and the National Drug Rehabilitation Framework. The Community Alcohol Detox framework will strengthen the existing response to people seeking to address their alcohol use within a community setting and to embed best practice within services at a local level and work collaboratively across the four Task Forces.

 

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