Dublin Simon Community currently operates a similar inner city facility based at Usher’s Island, offering residential detox, recovery and aftercare treatment to those struggling with addiction issues who are already homeless or who risk becoming homeless.
Referrals are accepted from service providers in the homeless sector, addiction treatment centres, prison services, addiction services provided the client meets the above inclusion criteria.
Our recovery approach to addiction emphasises and supports a person’s potential for recovery. Recovery is generally seen as a personal journey rather than a set outcome, and one that may involve developing hope, a secure base and sense of self, supportive relationships, empowerment, social inclusion, coping skills, and meaning. Using the modalities of The Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), we support individuals to address their addictions as a barrier to exiting homelessness.
“This morning I woke up, the minute I got out of bed I was singing, just totally full of joy. It’s great to be alive I was saying to myself. There’s no way I’m going back. That’s how I just keep going forward and forward,” he said in the report.
Geoff spoke as Dublin Simon Community launched its annual impact report earlier today. He represents just one of the thousands of people the charity supported last year.
Dublin Simon Community reverses plans to open Glasnevin drugs rehabiliation facility.
The statement continued: ‘Dublin Simon Community is well aware of the anxiety and concerns our proposal has had on residents in the communities in the surrounding area. It’s important to say that this was not our intention and we sincerely apologise for this. It is not our practice to open up dialogue with communities in this fashion.
The Simon Community has reversed plans to open a Methadone and drug rehabilitation clinic on Botanic Road in Dublin’s northside suburb Glasnevin. Pic: Facebook/ Dublin Simon Community.