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January 2022 Report

Summary

January  2022 was a busy month with 181  clients accessing the service.  Of this 181, 28 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process. 2 were family members and 1 client was a gambler.  153 clients were linked in from the previous month.

 

Client Overview

Gender/Age of new clients to Saoirse

Of the 28 clients that presented in the month to Saoirse through the screening process – 18 were male and 10 were female. 0 of the 28 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 11 between 26 and 35 years of age, 14 between 36 and 50 years of age and 3 between and 51 and 80.

 

Drug of Choice

In the month, the clients presenting were predominately Alcohol dependant. Of the drugs of choice 17 presented with alcohol,  3 with Cannabis, 3  with Cocaine and 1 each with Benzodiazepine and Codeine Of those that presented new to Saoirse 12 of them used other substances, the most common being Cannabis (3).

Referral Sources

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

Referral Sources

Jan-22

General Practitioner (GP)

5

Returning Client

5

Partner

4

Friend

4

Self

2

Online

2

HSE Mental Health

1

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

1

Treatment Centre

1

Alcohol Anonymous

1

Counsellor

1

Hospital

1

Total

28

 

Programmes operating in January 2022  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 181 clients availed of this service in January 2022.

 

1 to 1’s

Saoirse One to One counselling – In the month of January 2022 there were 510 telework one to one counselling sessions.