addiction ni- older adults

Are you aged over 50+ and affected by alcohol use?

Are you affected by a family member who is aged 50+ and using alcohol? Do you need support?

Do you live within the Western Health and Social Care Trust area?

Addiction NI has years of expertise in working with older adults affected by alcohol or drug use. Many people think that it is too late for an older person to change their drinking use, Addiction NI has found that this is often not the case.

Addiction NI’s Older Adult’s Programme is funded by Barclays. The service is tailored to meet the needs of people aged 50+ who are using alcohol and in need of support.

Support offered by the service includes:

  • Therapeutic staff with specific knowledge of the needs of Older Adults.

  • 1:1 tailored Therapeutic and Counselling sessions/programmes of support- these sessions can be delivered within the person’s home, online, via the telephone or within community venues.

  • Programmes of support that focus on the individual’s needs and goals.

  • Access to Mutual Aid Partnership (MAP) peer support group meetings on a daily/weekly basis.

  • Family support for those who have concerns about the alcohol use of family members who are aged 50+.



Addiction NI have an open referral process. An individual can make a self-referral into the service or alternatively a friend or family member can refer on their behalf with their consent. Health professionals and other community and voluntary organisation’s can also refer with the persons consent.

To make a referral please contact our WHSCT regional office on 028 828 39240 or email


Western Office: 028 8283 9240 or 

Kindly supported by Barclays