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Welcome

At CADAS we work with individuals and communities to reduce the harm caused by substance use across Cumbria by:

• supporting young people (10+) and adults who feel their substance use is problematic
• supporting people caring for, or affected by, loved ones using drugs or alcohol
• delivering training and consultancy across all sectors, and
• training volunteers to deliver any or all of our services.

Latest News from CADAS

Why music is good for your brain, as well as your mood

Why music is good for your brain, as well as your mood

In tricky times, we all need to keep our ‘happy tracks’ close to hand but research has shown that music can affect much more than your mood. Here are just a few fascinating facts… Emotion oxytocin – the ‘cuddle hormone’ – hormone related to bonding cf mothers singing to their babies dopamine – reward/pleasure hormone… Continue Reading

Rewire yourself happier: 8 top tips from science

Rewire yourself happier: 8 top tips from science

In March 2020, as the coronavirus lockdown took hold in the US, Yale University decided to make its most popular course ever – The Science of Well-Being, taught by Professor Laurie Santos – available for free, online. We heard about it at CADAS back in April from Alice, one of our new volunteers in the… Continue Reading

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CADAS Carlisle
"I have enjoyed my first meeting. It is a relief to talk to people who know how you are feeling and to listen to other people"
- Parent, Carer and Family Support Group
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CADAS Carlisle
“Really pleased with the content and structure of the course. Allowed time for much needed discussion and debate.”
– Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Practitioners Course Attendee
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CADAS Carlisle
"My support from Collette and CADAS over the last few weeks has been very helpful. I really don’t know how I would have managed without the support”
- Parent, Carer and Family Support Group
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Our Impact

413

Adult clients intensively supported last year

2688

Members of the community and practitioners who attended training/workshops

684

Professionals trained by us last year

2925

Volunteer hours logged by 39 dedicated volunteers

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