At Ballyfermot Star we Provide non-judgemental support, guidance and education to drug users, their families and the community, enabling them to cope with and overcome the effects of drug use in their everyday lives. Drug use affects not just the drug user but the whole family including parents. We recognise how drug use affects entire families and offer support to parents whose children take drugs as well as supporting drug users to make the journey to recovery. Family members are encouraged to examine their own needs rather than just the needs of their child, sibling or parent, and to see themselves as individuals outside of drug use. Based on a philosophy of trust and understanding, we use strength-based approaches and services are orientated to enhance the service user’s self-esteem and ability to solve their own problems.