MQI DATS ( Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Treatment Support) 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)

DATS Service Co-Ordinator


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 (Merchants Quay Ireland) DATS Project delivers a community-based drug & alcohol prevention & treatment support service to those over 18 years and families. Service provides a range of interventions using a holistic approach to include family support & family support specialist services, community harm reduction, needle & syringe exchange programme, key working, interagency care planning and rehabilitation and aftercare service.  The Service also provide an Open Access Service at its base location on Tullamore.

Funded by the Midland Regional Drug & Alcohol Task Force & HSE CADS (Community Alcohol & Drug Service), this free, confidential and holistic service works with all relevant agencies to ensure best possible outcomes for those engaged with the service.

To contact the service or make a referral:

MQI DATS Service Co-ordinator                                  Tel: 086 7934920  Email:

Longford Drug & Alcohol Worker                               Tel: 086 4113628

Westmeath Drug & Alcohol Worker                         Tel: 087 9150329

Offaly Drug & Alcohol Worker                                    Tel: 087 9148782

Laois Drug & Alcohol Worker                                      Tel: 087 2925727

Open Access Worker Drug & Alcohol Worker       Tel: 086 1428492

Family Support Specialist                                              Tel: 086 6029012

Rehabilitation & Aftercare Worker                           Tel: 086 0331312


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.