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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. –… Continue Reading

When my social worker contacted Cadas and the Volunteer Manager got back in touch with me to talk about how I could support your work, it went a long way to restoring my self-esteem. This was one of the major effects my addiction had, a feeling that I had destroyed everything I had sought to… Continue Reading

“Thank you so much for all the help and support. You’ve been so wonderful. I honestly never thought I’d get as far as I have and I know I couldn’t have done it without your guidance. I can’t thank you enough.” – Thank you note from a client to a volunteer Recovery Support Worker Continue Reading

“I volunteered with CADAS many years ago, doing the volunteer training and the Black Box training, too, but when my life as a carer began to get on top of me it was CADAS that I turned to for support. I am a full-time carer for my mother, and also a busy grandmother, but it… Continue Reading

“The first few weeks [of the C19 lockdown] were OK. I was managing to get out of the house, into the sunshine and I felt really positive but with the change in the weather, my mood has slipped and I’ve been feeling fed up. I’m frightened of slipping in to my old ways of drinking… Continue Reading

“I began smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol at age 16. This continued into University, where I also tried ketamine, ecstacy, cocaine and mushrooms. It quickly became apparent that I was using these substances as a form of escape. After a year and a half, l made the decision to leave University. This was followed by… Continue Reading

“Throughout my younger years and in to my adult life, I have been affected by the substance use of some of my family members. In 2010 I became overwhelmed by this and found that I wasn’t coping very well. I called CADAS for support, and met Jackie Wren who was the Parent, Carer and Family… Continue Reading

“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… Continue Reading

“Today has been really helpful, it has helped to talk about my alcohol problem. I am still struggling a bit, but I have been reducing my intake. Collette is really good to talk to and is very understanding. I am slowly getting my family back, but it is one day at a time. I look… Continue Reading

Latest News from CADAS

Latest news from our Young People Service

Latest news from our Young People Service

Our latest e-newletter from the CADAS Young People Service has just gone out, including stories on: The impact of Covid-19 on Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) Our current drug & alcohol support for young people, parents and teaching staff How to deliver RSE sessions with zero impact on school budgets A report on how… Continue Reading

Stay active indoors this winter

Stay active indoors this winter

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

Call us! We’re open and here to help

Call us! We’re open and here to help

Happy New Year from CADAS. We are thrilled to announce that both our CADAS General Enquiries number and our Addiction Helpline number are up and running again now after the Christmas break as follows: General Enquiries: 0300 111 4002 (Mon–Fri 10am–5pm) contact@cadas.co.uk Addiction Helpline (staffed by recovery support workers ready to give immediate support): 0800… Continue Reading

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Hindpool Children’s Centre at Barrow have organised virtual support sessions for parents and carers of children aged from 18 months to 7. If you or someone you know would like to attend these, please contact Maggi.Coote@Family-Action.org.uk or call 01229 827300
Family Action Barrow 0-19 Children & Family Support Service, Barrow Borough Council, CandoFM, Barrow SHAW
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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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