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Sligo Social Service Council CLG. (2020) Sligo Social Services annual report 2019. Sligo: Sligo Social Service Council CLG.

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Sligo Social Services strives to empower individuals, families and communities in the Sligo region in improving their quality of life through the promotion of social justice, equality and the dignity of the human being.

P.18 The Substance Misuse service complements and enhances existing treatment and recovery services in Sligo, targeting and engaging with service users through the delivery of an outreach based harm reduction and support service to drug and/or alcohol users in Sligo. The service aims to improve the individual's overall health and help clients to engage in and sustain rehabilitation, by supporting them in accessing mainstream services and specialist rehabilitation services and by focusing on contributory factors that impact on personal health status such as mental health, diet and nutrition, stress management, employment status and living conditions. The service operates in Sligo town 4 days per week and provides a satellite clinic in Tubbercurry one day per week. In 2019, the Substance Misuse worker worked with 56 service users, 43 male and 13 female. 54% of services users were receiving support regarding their alcohol use while 38% were receiving support regarding their misuse of drugs. A number of service users also were being supported regarding the addiction of a family member. The majority of service users were actively engaged in substance misuse (72%) and as such much of the work related to reducing harm and working towards stabilisation and recovery.

Item Type
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Harm reduction
September 2020
28 p.
Sligo Social Service Council CLG
Corporate Creators
Sligo Social Service Council CLG
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