Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service

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Welcome to Cadas

Here at Cadas we provide drug and alcohol services to individuals, family members and carers to support recovery in the community.

Our aim is to promote harm reduction and support people and communities coping with problematic substance use across all ages and geographical areas of Cumbria.

We support anyone from the age of 10+, who feels their substance use is problematic. We do not require people to be abstinent but we do focus on the reduction of harm to themselves or others.

We also understand the impact a person’s substance use can have on their loved ones or carers. Therefore we also offer a Parent, Carer, Family Support Service, which is designed to support people who are caring for, or who are affected by, someone experiencing problematic drug and/or alcohol use.

Finally, we work with and train a variety of professionals across all sectors, offering high quality training, consultancy and professional placements.

Testimonials
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

835

Adult clients intensively supported last year

952

Young people reached through our drug awareness and emotional resilience activities

560

Professionals received training from us last year

1534

Volunteer hours logged by 22 dedicated volunteers

Latest News from Cadas

John STILL running a marathon for Cadas this weekend

John STILL running a marathon for Cadas this weekend

Cumbrian businessman John Sherlock is not letting the postponement of April’s Manchester Marathon get in the way of his plans to raise money for a local charity. John, who is 55 and lives in Kendal, was due to compete in the marathon to raise cash for Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (CADAS). But when… Continue Reading

Online Resources

Free online resources for looking after yourself in uncertain and stressful times… Advice for supporting young people’s mental health (during disruption) Free advice for young and people and for parents and carers from the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families – videos, free resources, activities and more. https://www.annafreud.org/what-we-do/anna-freud-learning-network/coronavirus/ Free tapping meditations At Cadas… Continue Reading

Signposting and Ongoing Support

If you are trying to contact Cadas about an urgent safeguarding matter relating to one of our clients, please call our Safeguarding Manager, Lisa, on 07493 865637. If you are in crisis, the Samaritans are still offering a free, 24hr listening service. If you are struggling with your mental health, the Mindline Cumbria service is… Continue Reading

Contact us

If you would like a member of staff at Cadas to call you back for information or to refer yourself into our service, then please get in touch.

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MAKE A DONATION

Lend much needed financial support which assists with the ongoing delivery of our vital support services. Click here to donate.

Contact us

If you would like a member of staff at Cadas to call you back for information or to refer yourself into our service, then please get in touch.

Donate

MAKE A DONATION

Lend much needed financial support which assists with the ongoing delivery of our vital support services. Click here to donate.

Company registration number: 2585199 | Charity number: 1002201