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Adolescent Addiction Centre | Drug free rehabilitation


Believing in “the priceless potential of young people”

Aislinn is a leading independent provider of drug-free addiction treatment services in Ireland.

Aislin adolescent addiction centre is unique because it offers more individual treatment time, quality of service and accountability.

Aislinn is a Family Orientated Residential Programme that offers hope to families in distress due to a young person’s alcohol/drug abuse and difficulties due to gambling.

About the Programme


Adolescent Programme

For many adolescents the interruption of alcohol and drugs occurs. Many manage this with help from friends, family, teacher or counsellor. For others they become dependent and their life turns into chaos, as does often their families.


Family Programme

Our family residential support programme Croí Nua was developed out of a desire expressed by parents and concerned persons for assistance in their lives, dealing with life issues and living with chemical abuse within the family.

Therapies Used
The following therapies are incorporated into the client’s treatment:


Mission Statement

Our purpose is to provide quality treatment for persons between the ages of 15 and 21 years who have suffered physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually as a result of drugs and alcohol abuse.

We also assist families by offering an Addiction Awareness Programme in our Croí Nua setting. Our mission statement is supported by our Core Values, which are: respect, uniqueness of the individual, teamwork, quality of service and accountability.

Our mission statement and objectives reflect a holistic approach. There is a strong family involvement in the programme. Substance abuse affects the whole family leading to confusion, self blame and paralysis due to fear. The short residential programme offers ‘time out’ to the adolescent away from family, using-peers and the pressure of the drug world. It is also a time of respite for the family, where both parties in the absence of fear and immediate trouble can stop and reflect on the reality of their situations.


What we do

Treatment at Aislinn is carried out by a skilled professional team which respects dignity while fostering self-worth and supporting the emotional, mental, social, recreational and spiritual
development of each individual. As a non-profit-making organisation our success will be demonstrated through continuing care, financial integrity and community well-being.
The word “Aislinn” is an old Irish word for “Vision” and “Dream”. It is our intent to help the adolescents re-discover their dream for the future which they may have lost while coping with the
severe consequence of chemical abuse. Family involvement is a key element in the programme.

Aislinn is aware of the difficulties facing a young person and their family when they leave the security of the Centre. Fear and mistrust causes anxiety for both the family and client, therefore we offer continued support with Aislinn one night weekly to develop and build relationships.
Our Continuum of Care Programme groups meet once weekly.
All aftercare groups are facilitated by trained facilitators. The facilitators are supervised on an ongoing basis by the Aislinn Aftercare Co-ordinator. They also attend one organised group supervision session once a month facilitated by an outside supervisor contracted to the Aislinn Centre.

  • One-to-One Counselling
  • Psychiatric Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Nursing/Medical Services
  • Psychodrama
  • Preparation for Independent Living
  • Art Therapy
  • Family Conferences
  • Creative Art
  • Family Support/Conferences
  • Education
  • 24 Hours Supervision
  • Recreational Therapy
  • Behavioural Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Peer Groups
  • Rational Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Rational Emotive Therapy
  • Preparation for Reintegration to Family
  • Social Skills
  • Life Skills
  • Brief Therapy
  • Referrals
  • Interagency Conferences
  • Guidance Counsellor re: Education/
  • Work/Courses

Useful Links


Ballyragget, County Kilkenny, Ireland.
T +353 (0)56-8833777
F +353 (0)56-8833780
E info@aislinn.ie
W www.aislinn.ie

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