A new €1 million detox and treatment centre in Cahir was this week officially launched by Minister of State for Communications and the National Drug Strategy, Catherine Byrne. 

Aiséirí is a four-bed residential detoxification centre and is one of a handful of such centres in the country. The investment was part-funded by a generous donation from The JP McManus Charitable Foundation and the HSE.

The centre will be open to self referrals, as well as referrals from family, a GP and other voluntary and statutory agencies for people who want to overcome their substance dependency and begin their road to recovery.

For more than thirty years, Aiséirí has been providing high quality residential and addiction treatment for adults and adolescents.

The CEO of Aiséirí, Paul Conlon said that they passionately believe that this centre will have a life changing positive effect on many people who so desperately struggle with substance addiction, not to mention their families and the wider community.

John Murphy, a former client of Aiséirí who is now a volunteer client co-ordinator helping the service’s recovery experience for clients, explained the importance of such centres and supports for patients and their families:

“For over 35 years I worked, drank and raised my family, in that order. I did hit rock bottom – it came and hit me in the face.

“Aiséirí means resurrection and my life truly began again when I entered the gates of this centre. Aiséirí helped me rebuild my marriage and the freedom and happiness now being realised by me, is truly down to Aiséirí.”

For more information contact Aiséirí on 052-7441166 or visit www.aiseiri.ie