Canal Communities Regional Addiction Service
Name: Elaine Whelan – Administration Office
‘A Community Free from Harmful Addiction’
Through its Board of Management and team of professional workers the Canal Communities Regional Addiction Service will work in an integrated and collaborative way with communities, community groups, local drug services, statutory agencies and service users to respond effectively to harmful polydrug use, alcohol use and addiction in the Canal Communities.
Canal Communities Regional Addiction Service (CCRAS) is a Company limited by guarantee with Charitable Status and overseen by a voluntary management committee. It is tasked by the Canal Communities Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force (CCLDATF) with implementing a range of initiatives to address substance misuse and its causes and consequences on a regional basis within the Canal Communities area.
CCRAS has a loyal and dedicated team of professional staff that operate across the Canal Communities of Dublin 8. The company takes a strategic and integrated approach to addressing harmful addiction in the Canal Communities. The work of the staff reflects the priorities of the company with a strong focus on prevention, early intervention, treatment and rehabilitation embedded within a community development ethos and a commitment to social inclusion, equality, dignity, and rights.
CCRAS endeavours to project a positive and hopeful approach to addressing harmful drug and alcohol addiction. We try to empower people and families to believe that even in the depths of their despair and hopelessness there can be progression and a pathway to survive addiction. We want to let people surviving addiction and their families know they are not alone. There are many supports in the community to help people progress from harmful addiction. CCRAS, in collaboration with its local partners has developed an integrated means to do this through education, health promotion, harm reduction, rehabilitation & treatment, drug free options and community integration supports.
Address: Oblate Basketball Hall, Oblate Church, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8
Does your organisation have any catchment area? Corresponds with the Catchment area of the CCLDATF.
In addition the Harm Reduction Coordinator service operates across the areas of the CCLDATF and that of Dublin 12 LDATF
Do you operate any waiting lists? No
Any other criteria required for attending your service? CCRAS services are open to anyone affected by harmful drug addiction