LOCATION: Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly


The Extern MYDAS (Midlands Youth Drug & Alcohol Support) Project delivers a community-based under-18 drug and alcohol prevention and treatment support service for young people and families, across the counties of Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

The range of services provided includes information and advice, counselling, family support, family therapy, key working and interagency case management. It also delivers a range of education programmes to relevant community, voluntary and statutory sectors in line with best practice.

The project, which partners with the Merchants Quay Ireland DATS (Drug & Alcohol Treatment  Support) Project for over-18s and families, was officially launched in 2017. Both co-ordinated care services complement and enhance existing treatment and prevention support services across the region, with one of the main aims of the services to coordinate the care of individuals (both over and under 18 years) and families experiencing problems as a result of their drug and/or alcohol use.

Both projects work on a ‘needs basis’, which means individuals can self-refer or be referred by a parent/guardian, GP, youth worker, social worker or any other community, voluntary or statutory agency.

The services are co-funded and supported by both HSE CADS (Community Alcohol & Drug Service) and the Midland Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force (MRDATF) in association with Longford & Westmeath Education & Training Board (ETB), through funding allocated from the HSE & the Drugs Policy Unit (DPU) in the Department of Health.

SUPPORTING: Young People & Families

HOW DO I ACCESS THIS SERVICE? Individuals can refer themselves to this service, or be referred by parent/guardian, GP, youth worker, social worker or other community, voluntary or statutory agency

CONTACT:

Extern MYDAS
CADS Treatment Centre,
Midlands Regional Hospital,
Arden Road,
Tullamore, Co Offaly
Tel: 00353 (5) 793 51691
Email: [email protected]


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