MQI DATS Drug & Alcohol Service , Family Support Service and Rehab & Aftercare Service

Service Details

Target Age

  • 19 - 24 years


  • Drugs & Alcohol

Support Type

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


  • Laois
  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Orla Fagan


The Tanyard Tanyard Lane, Tullamore, Offaly R35 V5W4,



Contact Hours

9 - 5 - Mon - Fri


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

MQI DATS Project
Complementing and enhancing the
statutory, community and voluntary services
currently operating in the Midlands, MQI
DATS project delivers a community-based
drug and alcohol prevention and treatment
support service to those over 18 years and
This service also offers a specific
rehabilitation & aftercare service and a
family support/family support specialist
service to families/concerned persons for
those living in counties Longford,
Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

List of Services Available

Drug and Alcohol Support Worker
*Outreach-based crisis support service
*Mobile harm reduction, needle & syringe exchange programme to include safer injecting practices
*Information, education and advocacy
*Motivational Interviewing (MI)
*Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
*Mindfulness based techniques
*Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)
*Community Reinforcement Approach Family Therapy (CRAFT) *Assessment and direct referral to rehab & aftercare support service
Family Support Service
*Build boundaries.
*Practice self-care.
*Increase their knowledge of drug and alcohol use.
*Become informed on supports available to their loved ones.
*Gain an understanding on how addiction can affect people.
*Develop coping mechanisms and how to respond to a loved one’s addiction.
*Work on communication skills.
Rehab & Aftercare Support
*relapse prevention
• support structures
• strengths exploration
* relaxation techniques
• mindfulness
• information seminars

Wheelchair Access


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.