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Saoirse Treatment Center – October 2021 Month End Report

Summary

October 2021 was a busy month with 177 clients accessing the service.  Of this 177, 28 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.  149 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  9 were male and 19 were female  3 of the 28 new clients that presented were between 18 and 25 years of age, 10 between 26 and 35 years of age, 12 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 14 presented with alcohol, 4 with Cocaine, 2 with Heroin and 1 each with Benzodiazepine,  Cannabis and Prescription Medication.  Of those that presented new to Saoirse 12 of them used other substances, the most common being Alcohol (3).

 

Referral Sources

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

Referrals October

2021

Online

6

Friend

5

General Practitioner (GP)

4

Family

3

Self

3

HSE Mental Health

2

Returning Client

1

Previous Client

1

TUSLA Child and Family Agency

1

Probation Services

1

Transition House

1

Total

28

 

 

Programmes operating in October 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 to 1 telephone counselling. As stated above 177 clients availed of this service in October 2021.

 

1 to 1’s

Saoirse One to One counselling – In the month of October 2021 there were 525 one to one telework counselling sessions.