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84 Upper Drumcondra Road, Drumcondra

About us

Who we are

Who we are

The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland – ACI,(formerly known as The Irish Association of Alcohol & Addiction Counsellors,- IAAAC) originally established in 1990, is as an accrediting body for Addiction Counsellors throughout Ireland. .We promote professional standards in Addiction Counselling.

What we do

What we do

The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland provides an essential primary service for those seeking counselling and help by ensuring that its counsellors are qualified to Addiction Counsellors of Ireland standards. The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland provides support and information to its members in the areas of personal development, further education and skills training. It aims to promote the views and interests of its members through research, communications and evaluation of the on-going developments in the field of addiction.

 

Our Mission

Our Mission

The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland strives to be a leading professional accreditation association for counsellors in the field of addiction in Ireland.

Our Vision

Our vision

The Addiction Counsellors of Ireland looks forward to a future where those suffering from addiction can openly seek professional help from an accredited counsellor, where addiction in Ireland is no longer dealt with behind closed doors and the stigma associated with addiction is put aside.

 

Our Core values

As depicted in the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland emblem, we uphold the following core values:

  • Ethical – We adhere to high ethical standards.
  • Trusting – We are committed to an open,  honest and trusting counselling environment.
  • Supportive – We continuously encourage and empower our members and the community.

 

Our History

On Friday 23rd October, 1987 a workshop was arranged by the Irish National Council on Alcoholism (INCA,) with the purpose of reviewing and evaluating the INCA counselling course. Following this workshop, it was decided that a professional accrediting body would be established for Addiction Counsellors in Ireland.

The Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors (IAAAC) was established in 1990 and at an Extraordinary General Meeting on April 13th 2013, the name of the organisation was changed by unanimous decision to the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland.

This name change came as part of a comprehensive Strategic Communications and Public Relations Plan approved by the Board in October 2012 and had the specific aim of achieving the following objectives:

  1. To improve engagement with the members of the organisation through structured communication.
  2. To generate and increase informed awareness of addiction.
  3. To position the organisation as a national authority and subject matter expert on addiction issues.
  4. To play an active role in counter measures for addiction.
Sean Harty Chairperson

Sean Harty
Chairperson

 

Glyn Jones1

Glyn Jones Board Member


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