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Supporting Recovery


The COVID-19 pandemic has presented additional challenges to those in our community who are recovering from addiction.  The stresses and strains of adapting to this "new normal" has also meant that many feel the temptation to rely on substances to help.  There are still supports available in Cork City, which are outlined here.

Details of Local Support Services in Cork

The document below details local supports available here in Cork for those struggling with addiction and recovery during this time:

Availability-of-DATF-Projects-in-Cork-during-COVID--19.docx (size 15 KB)

Health Service Executive

The HSE have produced the information leaflets below with advice for drug users during the COVID-19 crisis.

COVID-19-Guidelines-for-Drug-Users.pdf (size 89.3 KB)

Harm-Reduction-COVID-19-Advice-for-People-who-use-Drugs.pdf (size 127.3 KB)

Drug-overdose-and-Coronavirus.pdf (size 681.7 KB)Overdose-Response-&-Naloxone-during-COVID-19.pdf (size 273.7 KB)

See for more information on how services can be accessed during COVID-19. 

You can also contact the HSE Drug and Alcohol Helpline on freephone 1800 459 459.

Alcohol Forum

Alcohol as an Immunodepressant

The Alcohol Forum in association with the HSE and ICAAN (Irish Community Action on Alcohol Network) have produced the poster below about the immunodepressant nature of alcohol, which could have serious consequences if you contract COVID-19.


Alcohol in the Home - Don't get Locked In

Since the beginning of COVID-19 related restrictions in Ireland, alcohol consumption has increased nationwide.  The Alcohol Forum have produced the advice leaflet below in response to this.


Contact details for the Alcohol Forum are: 


Phone: 074 91 25596


Contact Us & Opening Hours

Contact Us:

Cork City Council, City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork. T12 T997

Tel: +353 21 4924000 | Fax: +353 21 4314238


Opening Hours:

In line with the Government roadmap, our public counters in City Hall, Anglesea Street, Cork are open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. However, we are asking residents, business and communities to telephone our Customer Service Unit at 021 492 4000 or to visit our website before coming to City Hall. Members of the public visiting City Hall are requested to wear face coverings and make an appointment where possible