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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Addiction and Gambling Online Seminar

Addiction and Gambling Online Seminar

Online Seminar 28th September 2021   Addiction and Gambling is the third event in ASCERT’s 2021 seminar series. This free online event considered the impacts of gambling addiction, increasing prevalence in gambling problems in the UK and Ireland and the...

New NI Substance Use Strategy Launched

New NI Substance Use Strategy Launched

The NI Minister for Health has launched a new 10 year strategy to respond to substance use in Northern Ireland. Preventing Harm,Empowering Recovery: A Strategic Framework to Tackle the Harm from Substance Use (2021-31) In response to this ASCERT Chief Executive Gary...

ACEs E-Learning Programme Launched

ACEs E-Learning Programme Launched

ASCERT are delighted to offer two new e-learning programmes aimed specifically at people working in roles where they encounter Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Level One Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Awareness E-Learn Programme Level Two Developing Trauma...

Has the pandemic changed how we work?

Has the pandemic changed how we work?

  It is obvious we have all changed how we work within the last year and for ASCERTs recent staff meeting each service was asked to give a short update on how they have adapted and changed their work within that period, highlighting their achievements and...

COVID19: Harm Reduction Advice for Drug Users

COVID19: Harm Reduction Advice for Drug Users

The following information has been compiled from advice available from the US Harm Reduction Coalition, Crew2000, Transform Drug Policy Foundation and extern.  All drug use has risks. Please bear in mind that now is a particularly risky time to take drugs. This page...

A Conversation with Dr Gabor Mate

A Conversation with Dr Gabor Mate

We are delighted to be joined by Dr. Gabor Maté  for the second of our 2021 ASCERT Online Seminar Series. The online Zoom event took place place on Tuesday 20th April 2021. ASCERT staff Pamela Quiery, Marie Blaney and Julie McNamara spoke to Dr. Maté about addiction,...

Self-Care : Now When We Need It Most

Self-Care : Now When We Need It Most

As we all move though these challenging times, looking after ourselves is more important than ever. Whether you are a practitioner, parent or carer,  we have been focused on helping and caring for others as we deal with the challenges we face from the pandemic. That...

Alcohol and Cold Weather

Alcohol and Cold Weather

Why you have to be extra careful if you’re out drinking alcohol in freezing temperatures. The cold weather is definitely setting in again, but that doesn’t mean social lives have ground to a halt. However, if your destination is the pub or a club and you’re drinking...

Addiction and Gambling Online Seminar

Addiction and Gambling Online Seminar

Online Seminar 28th September 2021   Addiction and Gambling is the third event in ASCERT’s 2021 seminar series. This free online event considered the impacts of gambling addiction, increasing prevalence in gambling problems in the UK and Ireland and the...

New NI Substance Use Strategy Launched

New NI Substance Use Strategy Launched

The NI Minister for Health has launched a new 10 year strategy to respond to substance use in Northern Ireland. Preventing Harm,Empowering Recovery: A Strategic Framework to Tackle the Harm from Substance Use (2021-31) In response to this ASCERT Chief Executive Gary...

ACEs E-Learning Programme Launched

ACEs E-Learning Programme Launched

ASCERT are delighted to offer two new e-learning programmes aimed specifically at people working in roles where they encounter Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Level One Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Awareness E-Learn Programme Level Two Developing Trauma...

Has the pandemic changed how we work?

Has the pandemic changed how we work?

  It is obvious we have all changed how we work within the last year and for ASCERTs recent staff meeting each service was asked to give a short update on how they have adapted and changed their work within that period, highlighting their achievements and...

COVID19: Harm Reduction Advice for Drug Users

COVID19: Harm Reduction Advice for Drug Users

The following information has been compiled from advice available from the US Harm Reduction Coalition, Crew2000, Transform Drug Policy Foundation and extern.  All drug use has risks. Please bear in mind that now is a particularly risky time to take drugs. This page...

A Conversation with Dr Gabor Mate

A Conversation with Dr Gabor Mate

We are delighted to be joined by Dr. Gabor Maté  for the second of our 2021 ASCERT Online Seminar Series. The online Zoom event took place place on Tuesday 20th April 2021. ASCERT staff Pamela Quiery, Marie Blaney and Julie McNamara spoke to Dr. Maté about addiction,...

Self-Care : Now When We Need It Most

Self-Care : Now When We Need It Most

As we all move though these challenging times, looking after ourselves is more important than ever. Whether you are a practitioner, parent or carer,  we have been focused on helping and caring for others as we deal with the challenges we face from the pandemic. That...

Alcohol and Cold Weather

Alcohol and Cold Weather

Why you have to be extra careful if you’re out drinking alcohol in freezing temperatures. The cold weather is definitely setting in again, but that doesn’t mean social lives have ground to a halt. However, if your destination is the pub or a club and you’re drinking...

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