ACRG is 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 and spiritual fitness and wellbeing.

Mental Health

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

Emotional

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

Physical

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

Spiritual

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
Anselm Leahy - Project Worker
Michelle Slevin - Project Worker
Lee Beatley - Project Worker
Bill Pugh - Part time support worker
James Daly - Assistant administrator


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 have payroll and management qualifications along with advanced ECDL and IT qualifications. (CPD)Continuous Professional Development is an important part our ethos in our team.

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

Our Programe

PRE ENTRY

Following on from the referral, look /see visit to the programme, 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.

PART TIME

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 through 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.

PRIMARY GROUP

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.

RE-INTREGRATION / EXIT STAGE

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 while in this stage as they transition to completion of the programme proper and then ongoing aftercare support is available..

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





HOW TO REACH US

Address:
48 Seville Place, Dublin 1

Tel: 01 8878861 Fax: 855 7611

Email: info@acrg.ie