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Saoirse Treatment Center – November 2021 Month End Report

Summary

November 2021 was a busy month with 193 clients accessing the service.  Of this 193, 30 were new clients to Saoirse and accessed the service through the screening process. 1 client  linked in with a gambling addiction and 4 clients were family members.  163 clients were linked in from the previous month.

 

Client Overview

Gender/Age of new clients to Saoirse

Of the 30 clients that presented in the month to Saoirse through the screening process  16 were male and 14 were female  1 of the 30 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 4 between and 51 and 80.

 

Drug of Choice

In the month, the clients presenting were predominately Alcohol dependant. Of the drugs of choice 18 presented with alcohol, 3 with Cannabis,  2  with Benzodiazepine and 1 each with  Cocaine and Heroin.  Of those that presented new to Saoirse 13 of them used other substances, the most common being Alcohol (4) and Cannabis (4).

 

Referral Sources

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

Referrals November

2021

Online

6

Alcohol Anonymous

4

Friend

4

General Practitioner (GP)

3

Self

3

Agency

2

HSE Drug and Alcohol Service

2

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

2

Family

1

HSE Mental Health

1

Returning Client

1

Transition House

1

Total

30

 

 

Programmes operating in November 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 193 clients availed of this service in November 2021.

 

1 to 1’s

Saoirse One to One counselling – In the month of November 2021 there were 555 one to one telework counselling sessions.