Who Are We?

Addiction Response Crumlin (ARC) is a community-based organisation. Set up in 1996 to respond to the drugs crisis in the Crumlin area of Dublin. Over the years, ARC has developed a comprehensive and integrated set of treatment, support and rehabilitation programmes working from the bio-psycho-social model.

Current services include access to:

  1. Methadone Maintenance
  2. Stabilisation and Detoxification programmes
  3. Cocaine & Poly-drug use/ Alcohol misuse programmes
  4. Under 18’s programme
  5. Recovery and Aftercare services,
  6. Family Support,
  7. Counselling
  8. Holistic Therapies.

ARC also provides a major rehabilitation programme aiming to facilitate the progression of recovering substance misusers through rehabilitation into mainstream employment or further education.
Through this wide spectrum of services, ARC delivers holistic person-centred addiction recovery programmes, which are appropriate to the needs and circumstances of each individual service user.

Keenly aware of the destructive impacts an individual’s substance misuse can have on their family and on their community, ARC engages directly with families through our Family Support Services and the Strengthening Families programme. ARC remains closely rooted in and connected with the community we are part of. We work to build strong networks and partnerships through all our activities.

The experience of ARC demonstrates the vital contribution a local community can make to respond to the problems of substance misuse. The organisation is widely acknowledged as one of the strongest and most effective community addiction projects in the country