Academic Primary Care Collaborative Tallaght – Addiction Recovery talk

Academic Primary Care An Cosan

Pictured following Prof Jo-Hanna Ivers’ talk ‘Addiction Recovery: Building Recovery Capital’ hosted by the Academic Primary Care Collaborative Tallaght in the Russell Centre are from left: Lena Doherty, Faculty of Health Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, Imelda Hanratty, Outreach Coordinator, An Cosán, Prof Susan Smith, Professor of General Practice, Trinity College Dublin, Prof Jo-Hanna Ivers, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin and Claire Naughton, National Coordinator of Recovery Academy Ireland.

During her talk, Prof Ivers said it was necessary to harness recovery capital in order to maximise the chances of successful recovery from addiction i.e. housing, health, education, employment and training, social services and justice. She said recovery was good for the community and the economy. Claire Naughton shared how Recovery Academy Ireland gives a voice and hope to recovering drug users, recovering alcoholics, those with behavioural addictions and people contemplating detox and treatment. “Recovery is not only possible, but achievable,” she said.

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

Sarah has worked in marketing and content creation for many years. In her role at Newsgroup, she is the online editor of with a particular interest in local news and events. Sarah also works closely with our editorial team on our printed editions in Tallaght, Lucan, Clondalkin and Rathcoole/Saggart. If you have a story and would like to make contact please email Sarah at



Related News