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50808 offers 24/7, free and confidential support and information over text message (SMS). We exist to help everyone in Ireland...


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Reach out to a hotline in Ireland for support with substance abuse and drugs or alcohol addiction

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, such as drugs and alcohol addiction, you’re not alone. Substance use disorders and substance-related problems affect millions of people each year, but the good news is that they are treatable. If you notice any of the following symptoms, reach out to one of 5 helplines in Ireland.

  • A loss of interest in activities previously enjoyed.
  • Using substances as a way to relieve negative or uncomfortable emotions.
  • Maintaining a supply of drugs or alcohol.
  • Neglecting hygiene and personal appearance.
  • Low mood including feelings of hopelessness, sadness or depression
  • Stealing money or selling items to afford to buy drugs or alcohol
  • Being secretive and dishonest about when and how often you use drugs or alcohol and with whom.
  • Having a short temper and being more irritable and aggressive than usual.

When you've relied on substances for a long time, it's hard to imagine how you'll cope without them. But with the right support, you can overcome drug or alcohol dependence and live a much healthier, happier, and fulfilling life.

You can speak to a trusted counselor about substance-related problems today. Contact a free, confidential hotline in Ireland for help. Whether you just need someone who will listen to you with an open mind, or whether you're looking for recovery resources, hotline volunteers are available and ready to support you.


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