Peter McVerry Trust Stabilisation and Recovery Service located in Berkeley Street, Dublin 7 provide safe and stable environments for young people over 18 years of age wishing to stabilise problematic drug use and engage in the process of recovery. Participants are supported by way of ongoing one-to-one keyworking with an assigned member of staff and engage in psycho-educational and process groups to enhance drug and health awareness against a backdrop of peer support.
The services offer two distinct programmes which are not entirely independent, but are flexible and can overlap to respond to the participants’ emerging needs.
1. Early Recovery Programme:
A 6 week rolling programme consisting of psycho-educational groups and individual keyworking and support planning with staff. This programme is for active drug users who are contemplating or interested in reducing or stopping their use of illicit drugs, medications [prescribed and non-prescribed], mood-altering substances, ‘head-shop highs’, or alcohol. The programme operates on three afternoons each week and offers a range of tailored interventions for those setting out on the journey of recovery.
2. Relapse Prevention Programme:
A 12 week rolling programme consisting of psycho-educational groups and individual keyworking and support planning with staff. This programme is for active drug users who have begun to make significant changes in relation to their drug use. This programme operates five days a week morning and afternoons and provides a safety net and early intervention system to ensure that participants do not regress into chaotic drug use.
In addition to the progammes above, the service also offers a range of complementary supports including drop-in, vocational education, counselling, holistic therapies and a social breakfast gathering each Wednesday morning.