Breakthru was founded in 1996 and has established itself as a leading organization in the field of substance misuse in Northern Ireland.

We take an innovative approach to the many issues linked to substance misuse and the promotion of general health and wellbeing. Underpinning all the work of Breakthru is the belief that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity and that everyone deserves to be armed with accurate, up to date information so they are able to make informed decisions about lifestyle choices.

The Future

Future development is both challenging and exciting with legislation around tendering and the current economic climate affecting available funding streams. In November we embarked upon a series of Think Tank Sessions with Partner organisations, Stakeholders, service users and young people. While there were many great ideas and suggestions the following have been adopted immediately with further developments planned.


Breakthru is now in its 22nd year and the 2017 report is testament to the extent and breadth of the work which continues to be delivered by a dedicated and committed team of Directors, management, staff and volunteers.

Click HERE to download/view a copy. (PDF 9MB)

Hello everyone.  We would appreciate it if you could take a few moments to help Breakthru.  As part of a submission to the Big Lottery People and Communities programme Breakthru is carrying out a community consultation.  We would appreciate your response to two basic questions.  Please reply through comments, a private message or by e mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. PLEASE REPLY BY FRIDAY 24TH JULY.

  1. What are the issues that concern you in your local community?
  2. How would you like to see Breakthru work with the community to tackle these issues?