Other Support Services
If you or someone you know has an urgent drugs and/or alcohol problem, for example: taken an overdose, fear the drug has been contaminated or experienced an unusual reaction to a drug then you should immediately: Go to the casualty unit of the nearest hospital or CALL 999 Emergency Services.
Find more information and support:
National Drugs & H.I.V.
Helpline: 1800 459 459
Providing confidential support & information.
Tel: 1850 609 090 / 091 564222
A helpline offering confidential, non-judgmental emotional support.
Ozanam House, St. Augustine Street, Galway.
Tel: 091 566266
Helpline: 091 562213
Aidswest are a sexual health service offering care, support and information to anyone suffering with or affected by HIV/AIDS and other STI's. They also offer education and information on all aspects of sexual health.
Services and support are confidential and are provided throughout the West.
Tel: 087 3291720
Mobile backpacking service providing:
Clean works and takes away dirties
Small safety bins for wastes
Safe injecting advice
Link into service if required
Drugs Awareness Programme
Tel: 01 8360911
Provides information, support and counselling in relation to drugs, substance misuse or addiction.
Alcoholics Anonymous, Galway
Tel: 01 453 8998.
Mobile: 087 7682455
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Tel: 01 8732699
Alateen offers a helpline service for young people aged twelve to twenty who are affected, in any way, by a problem drinker.
Narcotics Anonymous, Galway & Western Area.
Mobile 086 8149004 or 087 7939080
A group of recovering addicts who have found a way to live without the use of drugs. It costs nothing to be a member; the only requirement is a desire to stop using.
Tel: 01 8732699
Mobile: 086 1755122
Smoker's Quit Line
Tel: 1850 201203
Advice and/or support on quitting smoking.
Drug & Alcohol Programme (DAP)
And Teen Counselling
The Red House, Clonliffe College,
Tel: DAP - 01 8360911
Teen Counselling - 01 8371892