ACRG is a drug-free structured day programme providing a respectful and supportive environment to those recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Established in 1999 by a group of community activists from Dublin's North Inner City. The project opened officially in April of that year with the objective of delivering a range of practical supports to those in recovery from addiction.

Our Philosophy

ACRG believe in a holistic approach to recovery, encompassing mental, emotional, physical, spiritual fitness and wellbeing.

Mental Health

Mindfulness and Meditation, Guided Imagery and Visualisation. Acupuncture, Yoga and Reflexology


Psycho Educational Groups, Psychotherapy Individual and Group Process. Emotional Regulation and Intelligence


Gym attendance with Qualified Health and Fitness Instructor. Outdoor activities including Hill Walking, Adventure Centre Visits. Qualified Nutritionist visits including cooking healthy on a budget


Meditation Classes, regular retreats, Yoga classes, Creative Writing, Drama and Song, Poetry, Self Care and Compassion

Who we are

Tony Keogh - Project Manager
Sandra Upton - Finance and administration
Lee Beatley - Project Worker
Jekaterina Kuzmina - Project Worker
John Reynolds – Support Worker

All our staff team are qualified in their chosen field. Our therapeutic team are qualified and hold accreditations in Counselling and Clinical Supervision. Our administration staff hold payroll and management qualifications along with advanced ECDL and IT qualifications. Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is an important part the ethos in our team.

We work from various evidence based models with an eclectic mix of talk therapies combined with holistic therapies including, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Reality Therapy (RT/CT) or Choice Theory, Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Auricular Acupuncture, Yoga, Reflexology and Reiki amongst others. Importantly, our staff team are highly experienced working in their recovery field.

Our Programe


Following on from completion of the referral, a look and see visit to the programme is organised. We establish the drug free status of potential participants before they move into the pre entry stage.
In this stage the participant continues to attend and are supported by staff as they prepare to enter the part time stage of the programme.


In the part time stage participants enter into the holistic groups and begin to engage and develop friendships with other participants and a relationship with their primary worker who will be the support throughout their programme, providing counseling and direction as they move from stage to stage. This consists of attending five days per week, three half days and two full days. Participants are continuously supported through this stage.


Having completed the part time stage participants now enter into the programme full time and are in the main therapeutic process groups and the psycho educational group aspect of the programme. Here participants are now in individual one to one counseling whilst on the programme full time.


Having completed the previous stages of the programme participants are now supported as they gradually enter into education and/or training or employment. Participants are fully supported by staff in this stage as they transition to completion of the programme. Ongoing aftercare support is available for participants who complete the programme.

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Call us at 01 8878861 or fill in the enquiry form:


48 Seville Place, Dublin 1

Tel: 01 8878861 Fax: 855 7611