Local Health Offices of the Health Service Executive (HSE) provide alcohol addiction services, funded through the Department of Health. There are also a number of private programmes, which offer help to those trying to combat the effects of alcohol addiction.
Alcohol addiction can be treated in a residential or non-residential setting. It will depend on your circumstances and your own personal preferences. Most people are treated in the community in non-residential settings. Some of the treatment options available are as follows:
- Addiction counselling
- Residential programmes
- Group support
If you have a mental illness and alcoholism you can access your local mental health services and they will also support you to access addiction services. Depending on your treatment needs, you may be referred back to your GP for continuous care.