Crinan Youth Project believes that every young person with an addiction has the potential to recover and has the right to the same opportunities as other young people
Crinan youth project was established in 1996 in response to the heroin crisis and the lack of services for under 18 year olds who were experiencing problematic drug use in the North Inner City. Since it’s establishment, Crinan Youth Project has responded to the changing trends of drug use and the needs of young people and families affected by these issues.
“Crinan Youth Project believes that every young person with an addiction has the potential to recover and has the right to the same opportunities as other young people”− The Crinan Youth Project
Crinan youth Project provides a range of quality treatment interventions in a safe and supportive environment, to empower young people to end their dependence on drugs and alcohol.
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The Crinan Youth Project is a community based drug treatment facility that offers a quality service to young people and their families. In engaging particularly with young people who seek to address their drug problems, we recognise that many of them have already experienced social exclusion and a fundamental lack of choice in their lives. They may also be trying to process the many challenging dimensions of adolescent development. In order to provide the most effective support to young people and their families the project places special value on the following process:
- Engage young people in alternative attractive activities
- Expose them to helpful new experiences
- Support them to develop flexibility in responding to the programme
- Build quality relationships
- Nurture the positive
- Challenge what needs to change
- Build-up young peoples’ self-esteem in creative ways
- Bring young people to a place of choice and responsibility in their decision making
We hope that by engaging in this process, young people will achieve a happier and better quality of life, both while they are on the project and in the future.
The project favours an environment which is drug-free. While this involves the total prohibition of opiates while on the programme, it also involves supporting young people to detox from all drugs in as short a timeframe as possible.
April 27, 2015 |
On Wednesday, 22nd of April, staff from Crinan attended the Alcohol Forum National Conference in Croke Park. The theme for the day was ‘Best Available Evidence’. Delegates heard presentations from international and Irish experts on alcohol policy, such as Dr. Thomas Babor...
April 20, 2015 |
On Friday 10th of April, we had a visit from Have Your Tomorrow (HURT). HURT is a project based in Derry which shares similarities with Crinan YP. Check out their website! http://hurtni.org.uk Youth leaders from HURT heard about the work of Crinan, and about drugs and addiction in...
December 18, 2014 |
Crinan will be closed from the 24th of December until the 5th of January. Referrals can be sent in during this time via post or email, but will not be processed until the 5th of January.
December 18, 2014 |
On the 19th of December, Crinan will hold its annual Christmas lunch for young people who have attended, or who are currently attending in 2014. Parents and Caregivers are also invited. The day promises to be great fun, and a nice way for staff, young people, and their caregivers to relax...
June 26, 2014 |
A Seminar was organised by Crinan Youth Project, SASSY Service and the Talbot Centre on Wednesday 28th September 2011 at The Exchange , 50 Gardiner Street Dublin 1 (the old labour exchange ). The aim of the Seminar was to increase awareness of services for young people with substance...