Extern MYDAS (Midlands Youth Drug & Alcohol Support) Service

Service Details

Target Age

  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years
  • 19 - 24 years


  • Drugs & Alcohol

Support Type

  • In-person - Group
  • In-person - One-to-one
  • Online - Group
  • Online - One-to-one
  • Telephone


  • Laois
  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Service Manager (best contact is via the MYDAS email or the phone number below)


Extern MYDAS, CADS Treatment Centre, Midlands Regional Hospital, Arden Road,, Tullamore, Offaly R35 HP73,


(057) 9351691


Contact Hours

Referrals via phone weekdays 9am-5pm at the phone number below
email us at: mydas@extern.org anytime
Sessions and services to young people and families can take place outside 9-5


Emergency Assistance

Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.

If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Self-referral
  • GP referral
  • Other healthcare/socialcare provider

Service Description

MYDAS (Midlands Youth Drug & Alcohol Support) project delivers a community-based under-18 drug and alcohol prevention and treatment support service for young people and families across the counties of Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

List of Services Available

The range of services provided includes:
information and advice
family support
family therapy
key working
interagency case management

It also delivers a range of education programmes to relevant community, voluntary and statutory sectors in line with best practice.

Wheelchair Access

Service is community based and utilises a range of community facilities to meet service user need.

Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.