72 Sean McDermott St., Dublin 1 01 8558792 / 0857358581


Core Aims

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.


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 envisions a society where every young person impacted by substance abuse has the potential to recover and the right to the same opportunities as other young people.


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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