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Saoirse Treatment Center – September 2021 Month End Report

Summary

 

September 2021 was a busy month with 182 clients accessing the service.  Of this 182, 46 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process. 3 clients linked in with a gambling addiction. 136 clients were linked in from the previous month.

 

Client Overview

Gender/Age of new clients to Saoirse

Of the 46 clients that presented in the month to Saoirse through the screening process  28 were male and 18 were female  3 of the 46 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 17 between 26 and 35 years of age, 18 between 36 and 50 years of age and 8 between and 51 and 80.

 

Drug of Choice

In the month, the clients presenting were predominately Alcohol dependant. Of the drugs of choice 30 presented with alcohol, 6 with Cannabis, 4 with Cocaine, 2 with Benzodiazepine and 1 with Heroin. Of those that presented new to Saoirse 20 of them used other substances, the most common being Cocaine (8).

 

Referral Sources

The referral sources from which clients contacted Saoirse were many and varied but principally in the month clients were referred from:

Referrals September

2021

General Practitioner (GP)

9

Online

7

Returning Client

5

Family

3

HSE Mental Health

3

Friend

3

Hospital

3

Employer

3

Previous Client

2

Agency

2

Self

1

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

1

Probation Services

1

Narcotics Anonymous

1

Counsellor

1

Housing Body

1

Total

46

 

 

Programmes operating in September 2021  in Saoirse

In response to the COVID-19 restrictions all group meetings have been cancelled in Saoirse and we are supporting  clients at this time, through 1 to 1 telephone counselling. As stated above 182 clients availed of this service in September 2021.

 

1 to 1’s

Saoirse One to One counselling – In the month of September 2021 there were 556 one to one telework counselling sessions.