Our Research

Coolmine has a deep commitment to evidencing our work,
the impact it has on those who engage in our services and areas we can improve. 

Our latest research and development papers:

CovidResearch
19/10/2020

DEALING WITH COVID-19 AND BEYOND

A joint paper from Merchants Quay Ireland, Coolmine Therapeutic Community and Depaul. No one service can meet the diverse needs of the service users who are homeless and/or who use…
Research
01/04/2020

GENDER AND DRUG POLICY REPORT

GENDER AND DRUG POLICY IRISH REPORT APRIL 2020 BY SARAH MORTON, EVA DEVANEY, KAREN O'CONNOR, PAULINE MCKEOWN AND ANITA HARRIS. This report outlines initial aspects of gender and Irish drug…
flowersResearch
01/09/2019

GOOD PRACTICES IN THE DRUG POLICY FIELD

CIVIL SOCIETY ACTIONS AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL: GOOD PRACTICES IN THE DRUG POLICY FIELD Study of the Civil Society Forum on Drugs Editor: Iga Kender-Jeziorska Authors: Xoan Carbón, Eva Devaney,…
flowersResearch
14/09/2018

PUP REPORT LAUNCHES

The first evaluation of Coolmine's Parents under Pressure (PuP) programme was launched on Thursday, September 13th as part of a greater 'Recovery Through the Lens of a Child' conference event.…
flowersResearch
01/09/2018

EVALUATION OF PARENTS UNDER PRESSURE PROGRAMME (PUP)

Dr Jo-Hanna Ivers & Professor Joe Barry, September 2018 Coolmine Therapeutic Community has opened its Parents under Pressure (PuP) programme to external scrutiny and evaluation. The PuP programme aims to…
Research
12/06/2018

Public submissions invited for review of current drugs possession law

A new public consultation has been launched which invites the general public to give their views on the effectiveness of the current law around the possession of illegal drugs for…
Research
30/05/2018

‘Drugs, Alcohol, Women and Families’ Conference

Coolmine attend historical women-led conference History was made last week when a few of our staff recently travelled to the Manchester Metropolitan University Campus for the first ever ‘Drugs, Alcohol,…
flowersResearch
25/01/2016

TCD/Coolmine Study finds: 72% of Coolmine clients remain drug free 2 years after treatment

TCD/Coolmine Study finds:  72% of Coolmine clients remain drug-free 2 years after treatment 72% of Coolmine clients remain illicit drug-free two years after treatment 98% of clients were not engaged…
flowersResearch
11/10/2015

PATHWAYS THROUGH TREATMENT A MIXED-METHODS LONGITUDINAL OUTCOMES STUDY

PATHWAYS THROUGH TREATMENT A MIXED-METHODS LONGITUDINAL OUTCOMES STUDY OF COOLMINE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY by Kate Babineau & Anita Harris, October 2015 In recent years, the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and…
flowersResearch
11/09/2015

A 40 YEAR HISTORY OF IRELAND’S FIRST VOLUNTARY DRUG TREATMENT SERVICE

COOLMINE THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY, DUBLIN: A 40 YEAR HISTORY OF IRELAND'S FIRST VOLUNTARY DRUG TREATMENT SERVICE. BY SHANE BUTLER, SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK AND SOCIAL POLICY, TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, SEPTEMBER 2015. …
flowersResearch
31/08/2012

A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON THE INTRODUCTION OF MINDFULNESS BASED RELAPSE PREVENTION (MBRP) INTO A THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS

A QUALITATIVE STUDY ON THE INTRODUCTION OF MINDFULNESS BASED RELAPSE PREVENTION (MBRP) INTO A THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSERS BY ANITA-HELEN HARRIS, 31ST AUGUST 2012. A qualitative study on how…