Addressing alcohol and drug-related issues: Reducing harm and supporting positive change.

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ASCERT is a charity providing services across Northern Ireland 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. We have a workforce of highly trained and motivated professionals who deliver our services, sometimes in a very challenging roles and environments, and volunteers who give countless hours freely to support our work in a variety of roles.

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