Addiction services

Addiction Services

MQI provides comprehensive drug and alcohol services across our services. Please find details of available drug and alcohol services below, as well as details of addiction recovery services here.

Needle Exchange

Entry Requirement Open TimesContact DetailsLocation
Drop-in Mon-Fri:
8am-1pm ; 2pm-7pm. Sun 7.30am-2pm Riverbank House, 13 Merchant’s Quay Dublin 8
Outreach Mon-Friday:
Linda Somerville
086 084 4729
County Laois
Outreach Mon-Friday:
Derek Phelan
086 411 3628
County Longford
Outreach Mon-Friday:
Angela Garrett
087 915 0329
County Westmeath
Outreach Mon-Friday:
9am-5:30pm Co. Offaly

Community Detox

Open Times Contact Details Location

9.30 am – 12.00 (Addiction service) 1.30 pm – 3.30 pm (Primary health care only – no addiction service)

Tuesday – Friday:
9.00 am - 11.30 am

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm (Primary health care only – no addiction service)

P: 01 5240160


Riverbank Open Access Centre, located at 13-14 Merchant’s Quay, Dublin 8, DO8 KT61

Residential Detox

Our Drug-Free Treatment Services provide treatment for drug users who wish to become drug-free. Service users can self-refer or may be referred from a wide variety of agencies across the country.

LocationOpen TimesContact Details
St. Francis Farm,
Residential Detox Programme St Francis Farm,
Tullow, Co. Carlow
6 week full detox programme

P: 059 91 86761


Click here for more information on SFF detox

Residential Rehab

MQI offers addiction recovery options in Dublin at High Park Residential Rehabilitation Programme in Drumcondra, and in Carlow at St. Francis Farm Detox and Rehabilitation Centre.

Open TimesContact DetailsLocation
St. Francis Farm Residential Rehabilitation
St. Francis Farm, Tullow, Co. Carlow
14-week drug-free residential programmeP: (059) 9151369
High Park Residential Rehabilitation Programme
High Park, Drumcondra, Dublin 9
14-week fully residential programmeP: 01 837 7883

Click here for more information on St. Francis Farm

Click here for more information on High Park

Aftercare Drug-Free Programme

Entry RequirementOpen TimesContact DetailsLocation
Former drug users over 18 years of age, who are currently drug-free from drugs and alcohol and have completed a residential programme.The programme runs five mornings a week, from 9.00 am – 1.00 pmP: 01 524 0112
Merchants Quay Ireland – St John Bosco Youth Centre, Drimnagh, Dublin 12

Click here for more information on the Aftercare Programme

Family Support

MQI provides specialist support to families to help them deal with the trauma related to having a loved one in addiction. Support is given either in a group or one-to-one setting:

Entry RequirementOpen TimesContact DetailsLocation
Self-ReferralTuesday MQI Family Support Dublin 8
Self ReferralMonday-Friday: 9am-5.30pmAlison Caldwell 086 136 6870
Louth Meath Family Support Service
Self ReferralMonday-Friday: 9am-5.30pmSiobhan Martin 086 602 9012
MQI DATS Midlands Family Support, 
Offaly, Westmeath, Longford, Laois
Self ReferralMonday-Friday:
Shane Von Metzradt
0404 34009
MQI East Coast CRIS Service>

Click here for more information about CRIS services.

Community Engagement, Merchants Quay Dublin 8

The Community Engagement Team supports local residents and businesses within the surrounding areas of the MQI Riverbank service offering advice whilst also removing drug paraphernalia and disposing of used needles. We also link with rough sleepers in the area regarding drug use, anti-social behaviour and drug overdoses. The team are available to respond to calls from the local community

Open TimesContact Details
The Community Engagement Team is on call from 7.30 am – 4.00 pm Mon to Fri.P: 086 1741404


Drug Rehabilitation CE Scheme

MQI currently runs two Community Employment Schemes for people who are in recovery from drug use. These schemes provide personal and social development opportunities to people and a pathway into mainstream education and employment

Entry RequirementOpen TimesContact DetailsLocation
Self ReferralMonday - FridayJackie Broxton, CE Supervisor
Cavan and Monaghan Alcohol and Drug Service,
Farnham Road, Cavan Town, Co Cavan, H12 FT29
Self ReferralMonday-Friday

Helena Coughlan

Laura Greene

MQI Midlands Community Employment Scheme, MQI Tanyard, Tullamore, County Offaly

Medically Supervised Injecting Facility (MSIF)

Summary of MSIF

Building work begins on the MSIF during the first week of June. It is expected these refurbishment works will be completed and the MSIF will open in the last quarter of 2024.

MQI CEO Eddie Mullins says:

Delivery of an MSIF pilot is a key objective of the National Drug Strategy: Reducing Harm, Supporting Recovery, and is part of the Programme for Government. It is a vital healthcare service which will allow us to reach people who are vulnerable, marginalised, and often very sick, by offering them access to medical & nursing services as well as treatment options.  With one death every day in Ireland from a drug overdose, this facility will save lives. 

There is substantial evidence worldwide that MSIFs reduce public injecting, reduce discarded drug litter, and, most importantly, save lives.

We appreciate there are concerns, particularly among the local community, but we ask that they work with us on this. The MSIF will help save lives and get people into treatment, and it will also help to make the community a safer place for everyone.

Further information

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