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Aiséirí Wexford

one day at a timeMy colleague is a retired counsellor who works three days a week in a voluntary capacity at a residential treatment centre for people with addictions - alcoholism, gambling, and smoking. The treatment is called Aiséirí which means, in Irish, 'resurrection' or 'recovery'. The programme was established by a Sister of Mercy, Eileen Fahey, in 1987 and now has three centres - Cahir, Wexford, and Waterford. Some thousands of addicts and their families have been helped by Aiséirí since it was established.

I think the residential aspect, the respect and dignity shown to all at all times, the homely environment where staff and all in recovery live as family and share life together are important and contribute a lot to the success of the programme.

Sr. Eileen says that to see anyone move into recovery, to see hope and meaning return to people who have been so severely ill, and to see families who have been so broken and helpless get back to “normal” living,  is such a miracle.


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