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February 2021 Month End Report

Summary

February 2021 was a busy month with 184 clients accessing the service.  Of this 184, 23 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process. 2 clients were family members. 1 client presented with a gambling addiction. 161 clients were linked with Saoirse from the previous month.

 

Client Overview

Gender/Age of new clients to Saoirse

Of the 23 clients that presented in the month to Saoirse through the screening process – 8  were male and 15 were female. 4 of the 23 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 9 between 26 and 35 years of age, 5 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 dependant. Of the drugs of choice 13 presented with alcohol, 3 with Cocaine 2 with Benzodiazepine and 2 with Cannabis Of those that presented new to Saoirse 11 of them used other substances, the most common being Alcohol (4).

 

Referral Sources

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

Referral Source

No.

Online

8

Friend

3

Returning Client

3

Counsellor

2

G.P.

2

Family

1

HSE Drug and Alcohol Service

1

Probation Service

1

Treatment Center

1

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

1

Total

23

 

Programmes operating in February 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 to1 telephone counselling. As stated above 184 clients availed of this service in February 2021.

 

1 to 1’s

Saoirse One to One counselling – In the month of February 2021 there were 594 telework one to one counselling sessions.