Our Services

The RISE Foundation currently runs non-residential Family Programmes in a number of counties around Ireland and a 1 to 1 Counselling Service in Dublin and Kilkenny with a team of experienced addiction counsellors. We provide individual and group counselling services to people adversely affected by a loved ones addiction. These services are available to people from all communities throughout the island of Ireland.



We are also working on a very exciting Rathlin Island Project to develop a dedicated addiction awareness and education centre for family members and community workers on this beautiful island off the North Antrim coast. 

Virtually everyone knows someone in addiction 

There are significant social and economic costs associated with addiction, including family breakdown, crime, suicide/self-harm and child abuse/neglect.

The following facts highlight this:

  • Estimated 1 in 10 adults in Ireland are alcoholic (Ref: Rutland Centre)
  • For every addict 4-6 family members are profoundly impacted
  • Up to 104,000 children are currently living in families adversely affected by alcohol alone (Ref: Alcohol Action)
  • 55% of domestic violence incidents happen in alcoholic homes and drink is a factor in 90%
    of child abuse cases
  • Alcohol-related harm costs this country approx. €3.7 billion a year - that's €3,318
    for every tax payer! (Ref: Alcohol Action)
  • Average of 7 people in every 1,000 in Ireland are defined as problem opiate, or heroin users
  • Currently 15,000 people in alcohol/drug treatment
  • Children of problem gamblers have been shown to have higher usage levels of tobacco, alcohol, drugs, and overeating than their classroom peers
  • It is estimated that about 200 Irish people a year seek help for sex addiction