Need help? Call 0800 2 54 56 58 (11am-8pm, Mon-Sat) or email

Call us! We’re back to business as usual

We are thrilled to announce that the CADAS countywide number is now operational again and ready to answer your questions and take referrals as usual, despite the offices continuing to be closed as staff support clients from home over the telephone and internet. We’re also running two weekly countywide support groups over Zoom – one for people trying to manage their own addictive behaviour and one for family members, friends or carers who are affected by someone else’s behaviour. (Check Calendar for latest details.)


CEO Leigh Williams writes: While the CADAS team have been busy supporting existing clients (remotely) over the last few weeks we have been making sense of things for ourselves, settling in from working at home and working out how we can still provide high quality support for people with dependency issues who are ready to make lasting change as well look after those more vulnerable.


We’re delighted to be back to ‘business as usual’ and will continue to offer long-term 1:1 support, virtual group peer support and advice to professionals throughout the county. And in response to Covid-19 and the increased need for support for people in recovery who are feeling vulnerable to relapse and those developing new unhealthy behaviours and dependencies – we have also set up a brand new service, thanks to a grant through the Cumbria Community Foundation from the Cumbria Covid-19 Response Fund. 


Our free, new 6-day a week Addiction Helpline aims to remove as many barriers to timely support as possible. People can call or request a callback via email to speak to a trained, caring CADAS colleague as soon as possible. Anyone can contact us (about themselves or with concern for someone else) regarding a wide range of addictive behaviours including drug and alcohol use but also habits like gambling or social media use. Let us help you nip things in the bud or prevent things from escalating.


General Enquiries:

Addiction Helpline:

  • 0800 2 54 56 58 (Mon–Sat 11am–8pm)
  • (for immediate call back requests, advice and guidance Mon–Fri 10am–5pm)


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