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Alcohol support services - Christmas opening hours

Where to get support during Christmas.

Published: 16 December 2019

HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline and email support service

Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Closed at 2pm on Christmas Eve. Closed Christmas Day, St Stephen's Day and New Year’s Day.

Freephone 1800 459 459

Alcoholics Anonymous

There are several Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a day all over Ireland over Christmas, including Christmas Day. 

Phone 01 842 0700

Al-Anon helpline

For people troubled by someone else’s drinking

Open every day 10am to 10pm, including over Christmas

Phone 01 873 2699


Open 24 hours a day, including over Christmas.

Freephone 116 123


Open 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Freephone 1800 666 666

Text ‘Talk' to 50101

Web chat 10am to 4am

Connect Counselling

Telephone counselling and support service for any adult who has experienced abuse, trauma or neglect in childhood, and their families

Freephone 1800 477 477

23 December to 1 January 6pm to 10pm.

Regular service will resume on 2 January 2020:
Wednesday to Sunday: 6pm to 10pm

Women’s Aid helpline

Open 24 hours a day, including over Christmas

Freephone 1800 341 900

Alcohol service finder

Find alcohol support and treatment services in our area

HSE Drugs and Alcohol Helpline

Freephone 1800 459 459 for confidential information and support