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May 2019 Saoirse Monthly Report

Summary

May 2019 was a busy month with 156 clients accessing the service.  Of this 156, 38 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process.6 clients were family members. 118 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 – 20 were male and 18 were female. 4 of the 38 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 14 between 26 and 35 years of age, 12 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 dependent. Of the drugs of choice 14 presented with alcohol, 7 with Cocaine, 5 with Cannabis 2 with Benzodiazepines, 2 with Heroin and 1 each with Ecstasy and Prescription Medication. Of those that presented new to Saoirse 21 of them used other substances, the most common being Alcohol (7).

 

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

Self

10

G.P.

9

Online

4

Previous Client

4

Family

4

Community Service

2

Counsellor

1

HSE Mental Health

1

HSE Primary Care

1

Probation Service

1

Treatment Centre

1

 

Programmes operating in May 2019

Saoirse Initial Programme – In the month of May 2019, 32 clients attended the   Saoirse Initial Treatment Programme.

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

Saoirse Aftercare (Wednesday) – In the month of May 2019, 16 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Wednesday.

Saoirse Aftercare (Thursday) – In the month of May 2019, 13 clients attended the Saoirse Aftercare Group on Thursday.

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

Peer Led Aftercare (Friday)– In the month of May 2019, 8 clients attended the Peer Led Aftercare Group on Friday.

1 to 1’s In the month of May 2019 there were 148 one to one counselling sessions.