Numbers Seeking Treatment For Cocaine Addiction Rises At Kerry Facility

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At the launch of the new identity for Talbot Grove, now to be known as The Grove, were, from left; Sean Fleming, Deputy Director, Meadbh O’Connor, Front Desk, Peggy Keane, Counsellor, Kathleen Walsh, Chef, Marie McEllistrim, Front Desk, Dolores Tiernan, Director, The Grove and Miney Harnett, Maintenance. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

TO coincide with the announcement of a new identity, for Talbot Grove, the addiction treatment centre in Castlelisland also announced the details of their annual report where incidents of cocaine addiction is on the increase

Talbot Grove has announced that from today, the centre will be known as The Grove and  unveiled their new logo which features a birch leaf.

Commenting on the rebrand, The Grove’s CEO Dolores Tiernan said: “We are delighted to introduce our new identity as it signifies change and progress which is critical for the growth of every organisation and individual. At The Grove everyone affected by addiction is welcome.

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“The birch leaf that is now part of our logo is the ancient Celtic symbol of new beginnings. We think that message is particularly appropriate for us as an addiction treatment centre and it also serves as an important reminder for all of those who pass through our doors, who are beginning their journey to recovery or reviewing their recovery status.”

Their annual report found that the number of clients presenting with cocaine addiction continue to climb – in 2017, incidents of cocaine addiction doubled at the centre and a further 5% increase was reported in 2018.  The report also found an increase in younger clients – in 2018, there was a 30% increase in clients aged between 24 and 29.

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