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June 2019 Saoirse Monthly Report

Summary

June 2019 was a busy month with 165 clients accessing the service.  Of this 165, 41 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process. 1 client presented with a gambling addiction and 1 client was a family member. 124 clients returned from the previous month.

Client Overview

Gender/Age of new clients to Saoirse

Of the 41 clients that presented in the month to Saoirse through the screening process – 24 were male and 17 were female. 5 of the 41 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 15 between 26 and 35 years of age, 16 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 dependent. Of the drugs of choice 23 presented with alcohol, 11 with Cocaine 2 with Cannabis and 1 each with Heroin Benzodiazepines and Prescription Medication. Of those that presented new to Saoirse 24 of them used other substances, the most common being Alcohol (7) and Cocaine (7).

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

Family

5

Self

5

G.P.

3

Treatment Centre

3

Counsellor

2

Hospital

2

Previous Client

2

Probation

2

Agency

1

Alcohol Anonymous

1

Court

1

Employer E.A.P.

1

Friend

1

HSE Drug and Alcohol Service

1

HSE Primary Care Center

1

Narcotics Anonymous

1

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

1

 

Programmes operating in June 2019

Saoirse Initial Programme – In the month of June 2019, 14 clients attended the   Saoirse Initial Treatment Programme.

Saoirse Recovery Programme – In the month of  June 2019, 13 clients attended the Saoirse Recovery Treatment Programme.

Saoirse Aftercare (Wednesday) – In the month of  June 2019,15 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Wednesday.

Saoirse Aftercare(Thursday)  – In the month of  June 2019, 12 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Thursday.

Saoirse Aftercare(Friday)  – In the month of June 2019, 15 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Friday.

Peer Led Aftercare(Friday)– In the month of June 2019, 9 clients attended the  Peer Led Aftercare Group on Friday.

1 to 1’s  In the month of  June 2019 there were 165 one to one counselling sessions.