In 1973 a tiny staff of three people, headed up by Lord Paddy Rossmore, opened the door of Coolmine for the first time. Recently Paddy visited Coolmine and could not believe the dedication of the staff and the incredible work still being done.
"A girlfriend of mine, the singer Marianne Faithfull was trying to quit her drugs habit. She was trying so hard to get everything sorted out. She was seeing a psychiatrist and was being given alternative drugs to help with the dependency. She was really really struggling in herself. And it just didn't make sense ...
Zac has been a resident of Coolmine Lodge for just over five months. He has been appointed the role of CCO – head of house - there. This role brings with it a lot of responsibility including the coordination of client activity, elements of house management and dealing with any client issues or requests that may arise. Coolmine is currently working with Zac to find appropriate housing for him. He is not going to return to his previous environment which would challenge his recovery.
“Before I came to Coolmine I was expecting it to be like a workhouse, like something ...
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