About Us

Great to see Senator Frances Black is the chairperson for the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Alcohol Harm.

The impact of harmful parental drinking on children was highlighted in the Seanad by the Oireachtas Cross Party Group on Alcohol Harm.

"Children living with parents who drink in a harmful manner are amongst the most vulnerable in society. The wide range of harms that are caused to children as a result of harmful drinking in the home is known as ‘hidden harm’, as the harm is not often visible in public and largely kept behind closed doors."

Great to see Senator Frances Black supporting the vulnerable in the Seanad. 


The next Rise Foundation 10 Week programme will start in late January or early February 2019 in Dublin

This therapeutic and educational programme is run for: 1 evening per week, for 10 weeks for 3 hours(for more details see below)

To enquire about our next 10-Week Family Programme please fill out an enquiry form


The RISE Foundation is a registered charity founded by Frances Black in 2009, focussed on family members of those with addictive behaviour (alcohol, drugs, gambling, food or sex addiction).At RISE (Recovery In a Safe Environment), we are dedicated to working towards helping family members to free themselves from the stress,anxiety and worry of having a loved one with addictive behaviour and to understand the nature of addiction and the profound effects it has on relationships.

Our Vision

To free Ireland through cultural change from its unhealthy relationship
with Alcohol and other Drugs

Our Mission

To support families impacted by a loved ones addictive behaviour through awareness, education and therapy, and to combat the associated shame and stigma

Our Aims

  • Educate families about addiction and addictive behaviour
  • Support families in their own recovery
  • Break the cycle of addiction by helping the family member to care for themself
  • Help the family member to emerge from their powerlessness with strength and courage
  • Raise awareness about the impact of addiction on families

We help families understand the nature of addiction and teach self-help mechanisms to those who are impacted by a loved one's addictive behaviour.