Give the gift of HOPE to families this Christmas!

Aiséirí Addiction Treatment Centres are calling on the public to invest in people this year and give the gift of hope to those struggling with addiction and their families.

The organisation consists of four unique recovery centres in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford and Waterford where they provide residential, primary and secondary treatment services. They support families nationwide who are recovering from the destructive impact of alcohol, drugs and gambling.

Addiction doesn’t discriminate and all walks of life may be effected, anyone’s sister, brother, mother, father, son or daughter can be overcome by addiction. Aiséirí is committed to the Minnesota 12-step model of care, abstinence-based treatment. For forty years the core values of hope, compassion, respect, recovery and excellence, remain the bedrock of the organisation.


Mary Hennessy, CEO, Aiséirí highlighted the organisation’s charitable status.

“Naturally, we tap into as many funding streams as we possibly can however, in reality finances are an uphill battle every year and the number of people presenting for treatment has steadily increased in recent years. At Aiséirí, we deliver extraordinary treatment services and supports to those who seek recovery. Over the years, the team and I have witnessed many miracles, we’ve seen lives turned around and families heal, reunite and recover together.

“At Aiséirí we wholeheartedly believe that everyone can recover, there is hope! To help the many families battling addiction there is always so much more we can do and we need to have the resources available to make it happen. As a registered charity, we depend so much on the generosity and support of the public for which we are so grateful. This year’s Aiséirí Christmas Appeal is simple, I invite you to invest in people this year and give them the gift of HOPE.” 


Aiséirí’s professional dedicated support team are always ready and willing to help those seeking recovery. The organisation is fully accredited by CHKS, the internationally recognised healthcare quality standards accrediting body and is recognised by all the main health insurance providers.

Speaking of the upcoming festive period, Sara Cassidy, Head of Clinical Services, Aiséirí said “Christmas can be a wonderful time of year but it can also pose huge emotional stress for people struggling with addiction or in early recovery. The traditional family picture at Christmas for many isn’t a reality as addiction may have strained relationships and caused loss. There can be such nostalgia, loss and regret and these emotions cause pain which invariably can be a relapse trigger. Those suffering from addiction share a common difficulty of managing emotions appropriately.

“Therefore, as we lead up to Christmas we must all double up our supports, fellowship, 12 step meetings and reaching out to friends and family. It’s very important to be mindful of people, places and things and prepare for occasions by putting in place the appropriate supports and I cannot stress enough how vital it is to talk about your feelings, as it is often only then that you will realise you are not alone.”

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and would like to learn more about Aiséirí and its many services or if you would like to support those seeking recovery and their families, visit the website or call 052 7441166.