D15 Community Addiction Team (CAT)
D15 CAT (Community Addiction Team) provides a safe and supportive space for the community within the wider Blanchardstown area to help people impacted by addiction. It is a day service that empowers individuals to make the biggest change of their lives and achieve recovery.
Our D15 CAT team run a range of different programmes each day tailored to peoples’ unique needs, from preparing someone for treatment to providing tailored evidence-based care and also providing support to family and friends who are impacted by their loved one’s substance use. We are an inclusive service with initiatives that help those who may otherwise struggle to access support, including New Communities and Young People.
COMMUNITY AS A METHOD:
Building motivation to quit using
Analyzing the clients using patterns
Increasing positive reinforcements
Help clients learn new coping skills and behaviors
All of Coolmine’s full/part-time day services are free of charge
Making the decision to get help is the first big step in recovery.
When you are ready, get in touch with us. Our services are designed to meet your individual needs at whatever stage of recovery you are at.
Even if you’re not sure what help you/a loved one might need, you can reach out to our D15 CAT team directly at 01 699 1078 or email@example.com
If you are a health professional, family member or an individual and you are ready to refer someone/yourself, you can click here to access our online referral form.
Recovery has given me a meaningful life, transparent and full of trials, challenges and blessings... Recovery gave me back my family. I have been given a second chance.- Bronagh's Story
I started trying new things... I have become very fond of extreme sports such as marathons, trail running and ultra-running. For me it’s very important to still seek that positive feeling...- Brian's Story
My life now is a million miles away from what it was like before. I have a wonderful, loving partner and a three-year-old son who I adore. I count myself very lucky to have been given a second chance.- Darragh's Story
This was a big achievement for me; getting through the programme and living independently for the first time in my life... Forty-three years later I am still part of the staff team and it has been some experience.- Paul's Story
Being able to talk in a safe environment about why we were in the room was eye-opening and gave me the confidence to not be afraid to open up and talk about my feelings.- Gary's Story
Coolmine gave me the skills to love myself, compassion, the confidence and resilience to bounce back and it gave me the opportunity to find my strengths.- Jennifer's Story
To say my life has changed is an understatement. I thought the life I live today was only for other people, but I am living the best life I ever could have dreamed of, and it all started in Coolmine.- David's Story
I never thought I’d be working a good job and running a home while still being a full-time mother... I believe recovery doesn’t give you your life back, it gives you a fresh start at one.- Shannon's Story
Recovery has changed my whole life around. It has given me good relationships in my family... It has given me so many great opportunities, new friends and a beautiful godson from Ashleigh House.- Rebecca's Story
Being able to put my head on the pillow at night, knowing I haven’t hurt myself or anyone else is priceless. Your toughest day in recovery is still 100 times better than your toughest day in addiction.- Robert's Story
I was pregnant with my third child and found out that Ashleigh House was Ireland’s only residential addiction service that houses women and their children... My beautiful baby boy was born when I was in Ashleigh House.- Danielle's Story
I’ve recovered the broken relationships I had with my family, with my daughter and I gained these relationships back and so much more since coming into recovery.- Ian's Story
Going to Coolmine is the best thing I ever did... Coolmine is the first treatment centre I was ever in, and it’s going to be my last... I have my house now, I have my daughter back in my life and I have that bond back with her.- Joe's Story
I had this worry that it would be different for me as I’m a Traveller. But this wasn’t the case and I was treated like everyone else in there, just a bunch of men looking to change for the better, no labels!- Joe's Story
When I arrived in Coolmine I always remember being greeted with a lot of warmth... This was the first time I felt the weight I had been carrying for so long was finally easing.- Rachel's Story
I am, to the present-day drug free and working to support others in addiction and recovery. I have now rebuilt my relationships with my children, family and friends. I am very proud of the work I put in... I will continue to offer my support, advice and lived experience to those who need.- Bernard's Story
Every single day I am so happy and grateful that I’m a productive member of society again. It’s something many people take for granted, until you’ve lost it all.- Emma's Story
People showed me love in my darkest times and cared for me when I couldn’t care for myself, the staff and the lads in lodge, and that’s why I’m doing- Paul's Story
Everything I have in my life now I never had, for the most part. I had three children who were in care before I went to Coolmine Lodge so I got them back, but everything else I newly gained or never had before Coolmine and I will be forever grateful to Coolmine for that.- Paddy's Story
For me, going to Coolmine was like winning the lotto... Take a chance on yourself or you’ll never know what it’s like to come out of the place where you were.- John's Story