History Background

The Finglas Addiction Support Team (FAST) was originally set up by a group of volunteers from the Finglas community who realised that there were limited services for drug users and family members in the area.

The service began in late 2004, and  in 2011 we moved to a purpose built building on Wellmount Road, Finglas. During this time the service has grown and developed rapidly. This year we celebrate our 15th anniversary.

The service specifically targets drug and alcohol users at various stages of drug use and recovery – stabilised, drug free and family members affected by drug and alcohol misuse.

Our most recent Strategic Plan was launched in October 2017.  It is very detailed road-map for our organisation and is available to view here:  FAST Strategic Plan 2017-2020.The CEO reports to the Board quarterly on the implementation of the strategic plan.

Our Vision

Leading an innovation centre of excellence where people can recover and have fulfilled lives in their community.

Our Mission

To provide accessible quality services for those affected by drug and alcohol use and mental health issues.

Our Values

the following values underpin our work:

Dignity We create a respectful, supportive and confidential environment for people who use our services, for our staff and for our volunteers.

Integrity We demonstrate integrity, transparency, and accountability in our practices, organisational systems and structures.

Empowerment We support participants to achieve their personal recovery goals and to connect positively with their families and their communities.

Quality We are committed to evidence-based practice and continuous improvements in services delivery.