Aislinn is a Family Orientated Residential Programme that offers hope to families in distress due to a young person’s alcohol/drug abuse and difficulties due to gambling.
Our purpose is to provide quality treatment for persons between the ages of 15-21 years and to assist families by offering an Addiction Awareness Programme.
We believe in a skilled professional team approach to individualised care, respecting dignity while fostering self-worth and supporting the emotional, mental, social, recreational and spiritual development of each individual.
We serve one another by recognising each person’s unique gifts, quality of performance and their need for constant updating, support and personal growth.
As a non profit-making organisation our success will be demonstrated through continuing care, financial integrity and community wellbeing.
The word ‘Aislinn’ is an old Irish word for ‘Vision’ and ‘Dream’. It is our intent to help the adolescents re-discover their dream for the future, which they have lost while coping with the severe consequences of chemical abuse. Our Mission Statement and objectives reflect a holistic approach. Therefore, there is a strong family involvement in the programme. Chemical abuse affects the whole family leading to confusion, self-blame and paralysis due to fear. The short residential programme offers ‘time out’ to the adolescent away from family, using peers and pressure of the drug world. It is also a time of respite for the family, where both parties in the absence of fear and immediate trouble can stop and reflect on the reality of their situations.