Cumbria Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service

40 Years of Supporting Local Communities!
1979 - 2019

Adults

We support anyone 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 believe people are capable of change.

Often we help clients uncover the reasons for their substance use and help them find other coping strategies to improve their mental health. Helping them live in a more resourceful, satisfying way without the unhelpful reliance on the substance.

Our range of adult support services includes 1:1 recovery support, peer support groups and drop-in sessions. We also have a robust aftercare programme comprised of a range of health and wellbeing activities and events.

For more information about our specific services currently available you can read the information below.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation with one of our team please get in touch with us using the details on our contacts page.

Recovery Services

Therapeutic Support

Therapeutic Support

One to one or group therapeutic sessions with trained staff or volunteers provide the opportunity to find new ways to approach challenges you are facing. We will agree a contract with you about how we can work together to help you achieve recovery. Get in touch to find out more information about this service.

Acu – Stimulation

Acu – Stimulation

Black box is a safe and simple treatment which is like acupuncture without needles. Using a TENS machine, gentle pulses are passed through specific acupressure points, stimulating the body’s production of natural endorphins helping reduce stress, anxiety, improve sleeping patterns and the body to heal.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

An evidence based practice of focusing on your experience in the present moment without judgement. Learning these techniques and using them regularly has been proven to improve our emotional resilience and ability to deal with stressful situations. We offer mindfulness in group sessions and also within some 1:1 sessions.

Health & Wellbeing Activities

Drop-in Sessions

These are free informal sessions run by staff and volunteers where you can have a chat about how we can help, get information about services or substances or just catch up with others and have a hot drink.

Volunteer Programme

We have a range of volunteer opportunities available for those who are waiting for, or currently involved with our recovery services. Get in touch to find out what’s happening at a location near you.

Other Activities

We regularly run a range of other activities you can get involved in, including arts and crafts sessions, tai chi classes, and craft workshops. Get in touch to find out what’s happening at a location near you.

Emily's Story
“When I first came to Cadas I was really down about the problems I was facing, but talking about them has put them in to context and made me realise that I am not the bad person I feel I am"
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Useful Resources

Unit Calculator

Think you might be drinking too much? Use Alcohol Change's handy unit calculator to work out how many units of alcohol you are consuming along with recommended weekly guidelines.

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Drug A-Z

Want to know more about drugs? Their nicknames, effects and risks? FRANK has a fantastic drug A-Z where you can find all of the information you need.

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Self-Help

Are you waiting for recovery support? Would you like to know how to support yourself in the meantime? We have 10 self-care tips that could help you.

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Legal Highs

Want more information on New Psychoactive Substances (legal highs)? Including the effects, risks and their legality? FRANK has some fantastic information for you.

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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.

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