The Addiction Services in Cavan and Monaghan below are the only service in the North East providing a combined drug and alcohol addiction service. Both services currently operates under the Director of Nursing in Mental Health Services. The services work closely with mental health services and have access to a full multi-disciplinary team such as behaviour therapy and works very effectively with the Home Based Treatment Team, under Mental Health Services.
Addiction Liaison Team – 2 WTE CNS
This service is based in Cavan General Hospital and liaises with all service users admitted to Cavan General Hospital with addiction problems both drug and alcohol. In 2009 the service received 324 referrals.
Addiction Resource Centre – 3 WTE CNS
This service is available to adults in Cavan or Monaghan with addiction problems both drug and alcohol by self referral, referral by health or other professionals, or a concerned person. Clinics are provided in Cavan Town, Virginia, Carrickmacross and Monaghan Town. There is currently a week week waiting list for the service.
The service currently operates under the Director of Nursing in Mental Health Services offering a community based service providing counselling to clients or concerned persons on a one to one basis by appointment. The team work within the mental health multidisciplinary team facilitating instant access to other specialists such psychiatry, psychology according to the presenting needs of the clients. Access to the services is by self referral, Multidisciplinary Team members, GPs, voluntary and statutory agencies. In 2009 the service received 673 referrals.