Pioneer Human Services - Whatcom Community Detox - 2030

For more information or if you would like to participate in the programme, please contact the Community Detox Manager, Julie McKenna, on 061 467480 or

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The National Community Detox Initiative supports people to access community detoxification. Community detox is a treatment option that supports people to reduce or stop their use of Methadone or Benzodiazepines through a structured non-residential process involving psychosocial and medical support available in the community. Community detox may be chosen as an alternative to in-patient residential detoxification, or as a necessary step toward meeting entry requirements for residential detox. The initiative is overseen by an expert steering committee who are leaders in addiction services from medical, community/voluntary and research fields.

For more information on Ana Liffey’s Community Detox provision, please contact Niamh Foley on 089 226 2345.


Following a successful pilot programme, which prioritised Novas’ clients in temporary and long-term supported accommodation in the city, the service is now available to anyone in the Mid-West seeking help to safely detox.

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Dermody, Aoife and Lyons, Suzi (2012) The national community detoxification initiative. Drugnet Ireland, Issue 40, Winter 2011, pp. 19-20.