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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.

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We thought we'd start Volunteers' Week by saying THANK YOU to Glenn, who's going through a particularly tough time at the moment. Glenn usually helps run our volunteer intro courses but during lockdown he's been doing all sorts of things including designing posters about our services, hunting down contacts of local community groups for us to talk to and even delivering a bunch of flowers to our volunteer receptionist, Anne. Thanks, Glenn. You're a real friend and we're sending you our love and prayers. ... See MoreSee Less

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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

Making the hidden carers visible – and offering support

Making the hidden carers visible – and offering support

For this week’s Carers Week (8-14 June) CADAS is shining a light on ‘hidden carers’ supporting loved ones who are using alcohol or drugs problematically and urging them to get in touch for support, either from our dedicated weekly carers’ online group or for one-to-one sessions over the ‘phone or internet. The slogan for this… Continue Reading

Did you know about the Carlisle experiment?

Did you know about the Carlisle experiment?

To celebrate our 40th anniversary, the CADAS ‘Horrible History’ elves have looked into the boozy heritage of Cumbria, from the huge number of pubs that one graced the streets of Barrow to the Whitehaven Rum Story. For example, did you know that Carlisle munitions workers used to get so drunk that in 1916 the Government… Continue Reading

Helplines active during C19 restrictions

Helplines active during C19 restrictions

It’s amazing how much support is out there at the moment – whatever you’re struggling with from problem gambling to getting urgent medical supplies during lockdown. We’ve compiled a list of just a selection of countywide and national helplines, with their hours of operation and different ways of making contact, to share with callers to… Continue Reading

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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.

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