An information guide for patients: Cork University Hospital, Liaison Mental Health Service
Why read this?
- Our assessment indicates that you may be drinking in a way that poses a real risk to your health
- We realise that despite best intentions, reducing the amount you drink is easier said than done
- For this reason, we would like to tell you about the support services that are available to help you change your drinking habits
- Assessment in CUH today by a nurse who specialises in helping people who drink in a way that is harmful to their health
- Assessment as an outpatient in an alcohol treatment service near where you live
- Attending a residential alcohol treatment centre
- You would like more information but do not want to attend an alcohol treatment service
- Your relative / carer would like further information
For more information about these options, please read on.
Assessment in CUH today by a nurse who specialises in helping people who drink in a way that is harmful to their health.
Your nurse/doctor will arrange this for you. The Liaison Mental Health Nurse
will carry out an assessment that will take about half an hour. The outcome of
this will be:
In most cases
- Giving you practical help, information and advice
- Referring you local voluntary services
- Giving support and advice to you and if you wish, your carers
In some cases
- Referring you onto the local Addiction Treatment centre
- Help you access a suitable residential service
Assessment as an outpatient in an alcohol treatment service near where you live. These services prefer if you contact them yourself. Here are the contact details:
- Arbour House, Addiction Treatment Centre, Douglas Road, Cork (South Lee Catchment area) 021 496833
- Community Counselling and Advisory Service, 10 Church Street, Cork (North Cork Catchment area) 021 4212382
- Community Counselling and Advisory Service, Skibbereen (West Cork Catchment area) 028 23456
Attending a residential alcohol treatment centre. You will contact these services yourself and you may also need a letter from your doctor. Here are the contact details:
- Tabor Lodge, Ballindeasig, Belgooly, Co Cork, 021 4887110
- Matt Talbot Adolescent Services, Trabeg Lawn, South Douglas Road, Cork, 021 4896400
- Alcohol Treatment Centre: St. Helen's Convent, Missionary Charities, Blarney, Co. Cork, 021 4381687
- St John of God Hospital, Stillorgan, Co Dublin, 01-2881781 Private hospital. You will need a doctor referral
- St Patrick's Hospital, James Street, Dublin 8, 01 2493 200 Private hospital. You will need a doctor referral
You would like more information but do not want to attend an alcohol treatment service. Your nurse/doctor will be able to give you feedback about the effects of your drinking on your health. AA, a voluntary service, will give you more information.
- Alcoholics Anonymous PO Box 137, Eglinton Street, Cork. 021 4500481
Your relative / carer would like further information. Your nurse/doctor will be able to give them feedback about the effects of your drinking on your health but only with your consent.
Voluntary services can give more information and support.
- AlAnon/Alteen (Support Group for relatives of problem drinkers), Family Groups Ltd, PO Box 55, Eglinton Street, Cork. 021 4311899