ADAPT believe that those on methadone maintenance can benefit hugely from additional support. When trying to reduce methadone or when substituting an opiate for methadone it is beneficial to work with a Key Worker, for support and to help in other areas of life.
This is why ADAPT, along with the Mulhuddart & Corduff Community Drugs & Alcohol Team, provide staff to link in with participants on the Solas Clinic. This is a methadone maintenance programme under Dr Hugh Gallagher open every Thursday afternoon in the Buzzardstown Campus in Dublin 15.
This service is by referral only and subject to assessment. Please contact a Project Worker
Any service user on this clinic has access to a dedicated Key Worker from ADAPT or Mulhuddart & Corduff Community Drugs & Alcohol Team to support them and help them with their goals in life.
2.00pm to 6.30pm on Thursday afternoons in Buzzardstown Campus, Buzzardstown, Dublin 15.
ADAPT facilitate Pre-entry groups twice every week as part of our long and ongoing relationship with Coolmine Therapeutic Community. These are aimed at those waiting for a place, or trying to meet the criteria for Coolmine Lodge, Ashleigh House or the Drug Free Day Programme run by ADAPT with Coolmine.
The groups run every Tuesday from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, and on Friday from 11.00am to 12.30. They are open to anyone who has been assessed for any of the three programmes regardless of address or catchment area. The only condition is to appear unaffected and not to be disruptive while on the premises.
These groups offer advice, support and an ongoing assessment for service users. They also, very importantly, get those in pre-entry ready for the group participation that is a huge part of the three programmes. The groups have also proved to be an immense help in maintaining a weekly structure, as many service users find that they have too much unproductive time on their hands.
ADAPT also offer additional support for individual members of the group. Our Key Workers are available to those that feel they need extra support while waiting on a place. We work alongside service users on coordinating and tweaking care plans and setting short term achievable goals with a large focus on relapse prevention and reducing drug/alcohol use.
Along with Key Working, ADAPT also offer our acupuncture service. This is a 5 point auricular acupuncture treatment that helps service users relax, sleep better and get relief from the symptoms of withdrawal.
This additional support is available during ADAPTs regular hours.