Cavan & Monaghan Drug & Alcohol Service


We offer a range of support services to individuals, their families, and the wider community. We endeavour to provide a responsive, person-centred, holistic service. These services are for people over the age of 18, only. For free and confidential advice, to discuss your needs or those of someone you care about, please contact us on the numbers/emails provided below. 

To download our standard referral form please click here.

Our Cavan/Monaghan Drug & Alcohol Service offers:


  • Key working and Case Management
  • Counselling
  • Information, education and advocacy support
  • Family Support Services and Counselling
  • Drug Rehabilitation CE Scheme
  • Stand alone drug screening service
  • Parenting under Pressure Programme


How does the Community Employment (CE) Drug Rehabilitation Scheme operate?

Our CLG Drug Rehabilitation Community Employment Scheme offers opportunities for people in recovery from substance misuse to re-engage into active community and working life.  This is achieved by a range of training, education, work experience, and activities delivered alongside therapeutic supports for drug and alcohol misuse.

This scheme is open to anyone over the age of 18, in receipt of a DSP payment, who has a previous or current drug or alcohol issue (eligibility must be confirmed with the Department of Social Protection as the applicant must have at least 1 weeks DSP payment).

For more information on this programme, please contact: or 049 4379160.


How can I access the Stand Alone Drug Screening Service?

We offer a drug screening service in our Cavan office by appointment only. A copy of your results can be made available to you on the day. There is a fee of €50 for this service. For further information, please contact Zoe Wells on 049 4379160 or email


PLEASE NOTE: We test for the most commonly used substances, which will be specified on your printed results. These tests cannot therefore confirm or guarantee a “drug free” status. They cannot determine frequency or level of use and are only accurate for a period of up to 72 hours preceding the test. We do not perform observed or supervised urine screens under any circumstances. This service is only available to over 18s.


What is the Parenting Under Pressure Programme and how can I access it?

The Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program is a parenting program specifically developed for but not limited to families who are facing adversities which can include parental substance abuse, mental health problems, homelessness family conflict and severe financial stress.

The overarching aim of the PuP program is to help parents develop positive and secure relationships with their children. Within this strengths-based approach, the family environment becomes more nurturing and less conflictual. As the quality of the caregiving relationship improves, parents are able to focus on developing family routines and processes that are age appropriate for their infants and children. Parents and children learn how to regulate emotions and children are given the opportunity to learn additional self-regulation skills.

For more  information on this programme, please contact Zoe Wells PuP Therapist or Steven Shields PuP Supervisor/Therapist on 049 4379160 or email


How can I access this service?

People can self-refer to the Cavan/Monaghan Drug and Alcohol Services or can be referred by any other agency. To make a referral, or to arrange an appointment please call 049 4379160 or email. Monday – Friday between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Cavan: Acot House, Farnham Road, Drumnavanagh, Cavan, H12 FT29


Monaghan: 1 Oriel Way, Mullaghmatt, Monaghan, H18 D218


Our CAMDAS service was officially launched on September 21st 2021 by Minister of State for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD.

MQI CEO Paula Byrne, Minister for Drug Strategy Frank Feighan TD and NERDFT Service Coordinator Andy Ogle at the launch


The three speakers at the Cavan Crystal Hotel