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Help someone else

We understand how difficult it is to watch someone you love struggle with the affects of alcohol and drug use. We can offer you free, confidential advice on your situation, however as we are a voluntary service, a person must willingly refer themselves to our services . This means we are unable to take referrals on behalf of someone else. Click on the links below to find out more about our available services.

Latest News from CADAS

Withdrawal: No one said it would be easy…

Withdrawal: No one said it would be easy…

Over the last few months, we’ve talked to all sorts of people on the Helpline. Most of them feel that they have become dependent on drugs or alcohol and have made a decision that they want to free themselves from that dependence. But most of them are also, quite naturally, concerned about the withdrawal process.… Continue Reading

Stay active indoors this autumn

Stay active indoors this autumn

CADAS has been a partner in Active Cumbria’s ‘Walking for Health’ project for quite a while now. They have trained our staff and volunteers to lead short group walks for people of any level of fitness in Barrow, Workington, Carlisle and Kendal. However, most of these walks cannot run at the moment and some of… Continue Reading

Make sleep a priority – here’s how

Make sleep a priority – here’s how

How have you been sleeping lately? Struggling with anxious or intrusive thoughts? Just unable to ‘switch off’? You’re not alone but if you’re not getting 7 hours sleep a night you’re making yourself more vulnerable to all sorts of things – from weight gain to heart disease – and if you go long enough without… Continue Reading

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CADAS

Read the quotes below and see how #CommunitesCan and the funding from The National Lottery Community Fund helps CADAS to help people struggling with substance use.

The National Lottery Community Fund is part of the Goverments £750m support package for charities.

I really look forward to the Thursday drop-in group online. I find Richard a great listener and I take on board the excellent advice that he gives me. It gives me a chance to speak to others who are going on their own journeys and helps me realise that I’m not alone in mine — Client in recovery

CADAS for me is a fantastic organisation. I’ve been a recovering addict for nearly 2 years and they have helped me to get a positive outlook for the future. I’m looking forward to learning more from CADAS on the recovery support worker training so I can help others the way they have helped me. (Client who now wishes to train as a recovery volunteer)

“Thanks for inviting us to the family group yesterday. It was really useful. Though people are having tough times there’s a strength and comfort for us in feeling we aren’t alone, and lots of useful examples of how others are coping and supporting their loved ones in really difficult circumstances. There was real bravery and courage in the stories people shared, impressive, humbling and instructive. Thanks again, we’ll be doing all we can to become regular members.” (PCFS group member)

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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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Adult clients intensively supported last year

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Members of the community and practitioners who attended training/workshops

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Professionals trained by us last year

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