ASCERT is a charity providing services that address the impact of alcohol and drugs related issues that affect people's lives. We are committed to ensuring individuals, families and communities are supported in the most effective way to deal with the challenges they face.
Alcohol Awareness Workshop
As part of Alcohol Awareness Week 2014 Down PCSP (Down Policing & Community Safety Partnerships), PSNI, Alcohol & You, CAST (Community Action Support Team for Drugs and Alcohol) and the South Eastern Trust are organising two free workshops in Downpatrick exploring the impact of alcohol on our communities. More }}
Parent Action Support Group
A support group for parents of substance misusing children. You don't have to do it alone.
A to Z
In our A to Z you can find out about most of the legal and illicit substances that we are aware of.
Get all the information you need to know about substance misuse here
Find a selection of drug and alcohol information resources in other languages
Opportunities at ASCERT
Find out about current Jobs, Volunteering and Placement opportunities here
Support for Young People
The DAISY service can support young people affected by their own substance use or by that of another person
Get a summary of our services and who to contact
Alcohol and Pregnancy
NO ALCOHOL = NO RISK
Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause damage to the unborn baby
Drugs and mental health
How does drug and alcohol use affect our mental health?
Find out about professional development and community based training programmes we offer
Get a comprehensive list of information leaflets, publications and practical guides here
ASCERT Alcohol Services
Support for concerns about a persons alcohol use and services for family members
If drug and alcohol misuse affects your role or your clients you can get information and make referrals to our services here
Find out about the dedicated community support service available in your area
Taking the Lid Off - A Self Help Guide
A booklet for someone living with another persons substance use.
Alcohol and You Services
A website with on-line tools to examine alcohol use and referral to support services