HSE Substance Misuse Service, South Tipperary


Substance Misuse Service
Grounds of St. Luke's Hospital
Western Rd
Co. Tipperary
E91 E8F1

HSE Substance Misuse Service, South Tipperary is a free community based drug and alcohol service for young people and adults affected by alcohol and substance misuse. The service provides confidential drug and alcohol treatment services. Support is also provided to friends, families and carers.

Services offered include:

  • Screening, assessment and care planning
  • Substance misuse counselling for adults and adolescents
  • Detoxification support
  • Opiate substitute treatment
  • Access to drug information and education
  • Group support
  • Needle exchange
  • Connection to community support services
  • Satellite clinics in Tipperary town, Cashel, Carrick-on-Siúir, and Mullinahone
  • Drop In clinic in Clonmel
  • Drop In service for Polish and Russian speaking individuals

The Youth Outreach and Family Support Project operates within the HSE Substance Misuse Service.  The project aims to support young people, aged 12-25 years, who are actively misusing substances and their families.  It does this through the following interventions:

  • Family Intervention sessions
  • Brief Intervention
  • Education Programmes
  • Sand Tray therapy
  • Harm Reduction
  • One to one keyworking and care-planning
  • Referral to Tier 4 (residential) services


Target Groups:

  • Young People over 16
  • Young People under 16 with parental/ carer consent
  • Concerned people
  • Families

Referral: Self-referral, Referral by other agencies. After the person is referred, s/he can agree to an assessment to identify the appropriate service to match his/her needs. Once an assessment is made, an appropriate care/treatment plan is decided and a key worker can be assigned to work with the person to address his/her needs accordingly. Where required a service user may be offered a more detailed assessment.

Contact details: Sinéad O’Mahony, Substance Misuse Coordinator

Opening Times

9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Monday to Friday

Coverage Areas