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Coolmine East (Dublin)

Coolmine Lodge

Coolmine Lodge is a Therapeutic Community which hosts a 5 month residential treatment programme for men who are working towards an independent life free from addiction.

Coolmine Lodge provides a supportive peer lead environment where clients can build confidence, strength, resilience and hope for a positive future. The service can admit men who may be prescribed medication or for those detoxing from methadone, following assessment.

Phase One
(5 Month Residential Programme)

Primary Treatment

Open Group Therapy

Workshops such as Relapse Prevention, Anger Management & Mindfulness

Community structure and work

One to one keyworking


Care plan reviews

Medical/Nursing supports

Education and Career guidance supports

Housing/Resettlement support

Pro-social Activities

Phase Two
(2 Month Step Down Programme)


Open group Therapy

Workshops such as Life Skills, emotional management

One to one keyworking


Care plan reviews

Medical/Nursing supports

Education and Career guidance supports

Housing/Resettlement support

Pro-social Activities

What does it cost?

The bulk of our services are free of charge to people accessing them, however, there is a client contribution for our residential programmes that is used towards the cost of running the programme (this is based on ability to pay).  If you are in receipt of a social welfare payment, you will be provided with a weekly allowance to spend out of this payment and the remainder is used towards your client contribution

What is treatment in Coolmine like?

Whether you choose a residential or day/community service, there is a standard set of programmes and interventions.

A behavioural approach to treatment is supported by a therapeutic programme which provides emotional management, life skills and educational workshops to support behavioural changes in thoughts, feelings and behaviours that feed your drug and alcohol use.  The idea behind these interventions is to allow you to see any your self-destructive behaviours and how they negatively impact your life.

These interventions come in the form of Group and One to One therapy sessions, addiction and behavioural educational workshops, and learning to practice mindfulness and relaxation techniques

You will be welcomed into our programme and will have the support of a Big Brother/Sister to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have about your programme or the community.

We offer assurance to all of our clients that our community is a safe, caring, and positive recovery environment that works to provide you with peace of mind during your treatment and recovery.

Can my family call me while I’m in residential treatment? Can I use my phone or laptop, email?

You can make calls to loved ones every evening, and  have a visit from a loved one at the weekend.

What do I do next?

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 Coolmine Lodge team directly at 01 8214545 or admissions@coolminetc.ie

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
great today.

- 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

Our Other Locations:

Coolmine East (Dublin):


Coolmine Lodge

Men’s Residential Service

Dublin 15


Ashleigh House

Women and Children’s Residential Service

Dublin 15


Coolmine House

Community Day Service

Coolmine House,
19 Lord Edward Street,



Community Day Service

37A Coolmine Industrial Estate,




9a Trinity Street,
Dublin 2

086 415 9099




Unit 1, Block 8, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, 
Dublin 15,

01 6991587