About Us

MCDAR is a confidential community service providing a range of services to individuals and community who may be experiencing difficulties with substance misuse and addiction. We operate our service on mutual respect, dignity, and equality.  We are a person centred service, meeting clients where they are at on the continuum of care, we apply a biopsychosocial approach to recovery. We are a safe non-judgemental environment where issues underpinning addiction can be explored. Our service is an over 18’s service and anyone can make a referral to MCDAR.


Aims and objectives

  • To provide a community based, person centred harm reduction and treatment rehabilitation service for those living in Meath experiencing difficulties with substance misuse and addiction.
  • Operate through a coordinated approach to interagency work.
  • To raise awareness of the problems caused by alcohol and substance misuse for the individual and the community.

Services provided include,

  • Group work
  • One to one key working
  • Aftercare support
  • Stabilisation group
  • Cocaine Specific Support
  • Homeless/ addiction support
  • Prison links support
  • Advocacy,
  • Referral to residential
  • Progression pathways to recovery
  • Strengthening Families Programme

Cathy Whelan

Coordinator MCDAR

MCDAR is core funded through HSE Social Inclusion Allocation to the North Eastern Region Drug & Alcohol Task Force. NERDATF.