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Welcome to The Loft

The LOFT (Local Outreach Family Therapies) is a community based project responding to young people and families in Cabra affected by alcohol and substance misuse. We endeavour to support the community in understanding and addressing the consequences of substance misuse. Our approach is therapeutic, inclusive and client centred, always with a view to empowering both the individual and the community.

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Family Intervention

There is a great power in people coming together in a community to support and understand each other. At the LOFT we have witnessed this time and time again as spouses, partners, mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters have come together with the common purpose of talking about the impact of Addiction within the family, and finding new ways to live and cope through the support of others living in similar situations.

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Youth Intervention

At the LOFT we provide a rapid secondary prevention intervention aimed at youngpeople who have been identified by themselves or local services to be engaged in the early stages of substance misuse and associated behaviour. The LOFT youth intervention service provides support to young people 16+ for whom regular drug and/or alcohol use is having a negative impact on their day to day life. Young people can be self-referred, or their parents can make an appointment. The LOFT also accepts referrals from professionals such as teachers, youth workers, G.Ps etc.

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Aftercare

The LOFT Aftercare Service historically known as “Phoenix Aftercare” is a community based initiative developed to meet the needs of individuals in recovery. We provide quality, therapeutic support to people in the local community who are engaged in the challenges of recovery. Aftercare in the recovery process is usually found as a follow on from residential treatment facility.

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Counselling

One to One support and counselling from experienced and professional staff, who understand the issues facing families and individuals concerning substance misuse.You are provided with a space where you can come and talk with the assurance of respect and confidentiality extended to you. One to One support and counselling from experienced and professional staff, who understand the issues facing families and individuals concerning substance misuse.