The North Dublin Community Care Service is a free & confidential community-based support service in north county Dublin for people who are experiencing problems with drug and/or alcohol use.

Making the First Step!  To start off phone us for a chat to see what we are all about (or email us).  We will invite you in for a talk in private; we will listen to you about the drug/alcohol issues affecting you, and give you information on our service and other local supports without any expectation of commitment on your part!

If you decide that you want to look at making some changes in your life with our help, you will be assigned your own Case Worker.  Your Case Worker will be the person you link with all the time, and, together, you will work out a really good plan to improve things in your life over time.

The North Dublin Community Care Service is all about YOU:  you decide what you want to get out of it!  And don’t forget – It’s Free and Confidential so give us a call (018131786)!

The Service provides free & confidential advice and support about drug and alcohol use to both adults and under 18s.  We can help you look at what is going on in your life, what areas you would like to improve, and we can support you in achieving those changes! We can also offer case worker support specific to Travellers and New Communities.

So what does that look like?  What will happen once you make that first contact with us? 

Once you have called or emailed us you will be asked to call in for an initial meeting.  Following on from that initial meeting, if you wish, you will be linked with one of our Case Workers who will meet with you regularly to support you in working out and following a plan, refer you into other supports or services you may need (for example housing, treatment or family support), and provide other supports such as counselling etc. if you want that.

Most importantly the Service provides a private, confidential space where you are sure of a warm welcome, a cup of tea or coffee, and non-judgmental help and support in addressing drug and alcohol related issues in your life!

The Service is for adults in North Dublin (see map) whose drug or alcohol use is causing them problems.


Advice: we can advise on the potential options available, and as part of helping you with your plans we may link you to other supports or services.

Assessment & Key Working: we can help you look at what is going on in your life and what areas you would like to improve. We can link you to a Case Worker who can meet with you regularly and begin to help you make plans to make your life more manageable.

Groups: we run Peer Support, Holistic & Pro-Social Groups such as auricular acupuncture, yoga, SMART Recovery groups, Women’s Space, and several training/education based pro-social groups such as Gardening for Beginners, Health Food Made Easy, Art etc.

Traveller Community & New Communities Substance Use Support Service: Tom Kearns, Case Worker, can be contacted by phone 087 366 1499 or email tom@coolminetc.ie.

Treatment: if you feel you need it we can help you identify specialist treatment options.

Adult Counselling: we can refer you into free counselling if that is something you are interested in.

Refer yourself simply by calling us 01 813 1786 or emailing us.

Professionals (for example a doctor, social worker or other support worker) can also refer a person with their consent, we welcome contact from all! Services can refer a client by phoning us or completing our Community Care Service Referral Form.

The main office is located in Swords, but appointments can be offered in Balbriggan too.

Location: 68 Applewood Main Street, Applewood Village, Swords, Co Dublin.

Ph: (01) 813 1786

E:    referrals@ndublincare.ie