As part of International Women’s Day Celebrations in March 2024, Tallaght Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force (TDATF) recorded this episode of their Survive & Thrive podcast series, with members of the Soul Sisters Aftercare group in Tallaght Rehabilitation Project. 

Group facilitators Donna and Vanessa

The ‘Soul Sisters’ meet every Friday evening in Kiltalown House, the home of Tallaght Rehabilitation Project in Jobstown. Group facilitators Donna and Vanessa have created a gender specific space that’s clearly welcoming, inclusive, therapeutic, and fun. This episode provides an insight into the value of peer support and the importance of aftercare for relapse prevention and connection. Female clients accessing this group feel empowered and supported amongst other women, and very much appreciate the opportunity to avail of a community-based aftercare service, in a space that’s safe and familiar. 

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About this series – Tallaght Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force (TDATF) presents “Survive & Thrive”, a podcast which aims to empower and give voice to individuals, families and communities impacted by substance misuse.  Through this podcast we also want to promote these addiction support services, reduce stigma associated with substance misuse and hopefully encourage anyone isolated to take that first step in asking for help. Yes, there are many stories of poverty, suffering and trauma in our communities, as a result of drugs & alcohol misuse; but there are also stories of great resilience, hope and support.  Lived experience is extremely valuable in shaping the work we do as a Task Force and that of our amazing frontline community drug services. 

Tallaght Local Drugs & Alcohol Task Force was set up in 1997 to facilitate a more effective response to substance misuse, in the communities of Tallaght and Whitechurch. For more visit