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April 2019 Saoirse Monthly Report

Summary

April 2019 was a busy month with 139 clients accessing the service.  Of this 139, 38 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process. 1 client presented with a gambling addiction and 4 clients were family members. 101 clients returned from the previous month.

 

Client Overview

Gender/Age of new clients to Saoirse

Of the 38 clients that presented in the month to Saoirse through the screening process – 25 were male and 13 were female. 9 of the 38 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 14 between 26 and 35 years of age, 10 between 36 and 50 years of age and 5 between and 51 and 80.

 

Drug of Choice

In the month, the clients presenting were predominately Alcohol and Cannabis dependent. Of the drugs of choice 10 presented with alcohol, 10 with Cannabis, 9 with Cocaine 3 with Benzodiazepines and 1 with Heroin. Of those that presented new to Saoirse 28 of them used other substances, the most common being Alcohol (10).

Referral Sources

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

Referred By

No

Friend

7

Agency

5

Previous Client

4

HSE Mental Health

3

Online

3

Probation Service

3

Self

3

G.P.

2

Hospital

2

Alcohol Anonymous

1

Counsellor

1

Defence Forces

1

Solicitor

1

Transition House

1

Treatment Centre

1

Programmes operating in April 2019

Saoirse Initial Programme – In the month of April 2019, 31 clients attended the Saoirse Initial Treatment Programme.

Saoirse Recovery Programme – In the month of April 2019, 15 clients attended the Saoirse Recovery Treatment Programme.

Saoirse Aftercare (Wednesday) – In the month of April 2019, 18 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Wednesday.

Saoirse Aftercare (Thursday) – In the month of April 2019, 14 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Thursday.

Saoirse Aftercare (Friday) – In the month of April 2019, 22 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Friday.

Peer Led Aftercare (Friday) In the month of April 2019, 10 clients attended the Peer Led Aftercare Programme on Friday.

1 to 1’s   In the month of April 2019 there were 139 one to one counselling sessions.