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“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.”
Here at CADAS we understand the impact a person’s substance use can have on their loved ones or carers.
Our Family & Friends Service is designed to support people who are caring for, or are affected by, someone with a drug and/or alcohol misuse problem. For example – a spouse, or a child affected by their parent’s substance use.
We also support carers (regardless of who they are caring for and why) who, due to the nature of the caring role, have begun to misuse drugs and/or alcohol themselves as a way to manage and cope with their situation.
Finally, we support family members and carers to understand the role they can play in their loved one’s recovery. For example, there are statistics that clearly show how support from others can help individuals make a better and more sustained recovery.
Our support activities vary. We offer peer group support, plus 1:1 therapeutic support for those carers struggling with their own mental health. We also offer a wide range of health and wellbeing activities as both an opportunity for respite, and as a way of providing well-being techniques that can be taken away and used at home. Click here to make a referral now.
Are you worried about a family member’s or friend’s substance use? We are here to provide you with the support you and your family need.
CADAS Family Support Project is available for families living in the West of the county, in Copeland and Allerdale specifically. The Project will support you around your drug/alcohol use, in addition to supporting you as a family unit. Individualised support can be provided to improve parenting skills, mental health, and emotional wellbeing, reducing isolation and signposting to additional support where necessary.
One to One therapeutic sessions, with trained staff, provide the opportunity to find new ways to approach the challenges you are facing. We will agree on a plan with you about how we can work together to help you achieve recovery.
Call us on 0300 111 4002 or pop into one of our centres for free support and advice
Providing a safe space to meet others in similar situations to you, share experiences, solutions and enjoy some informal social time. We also deliver mindfulness and Tai Chi courses to help people cope with stressful situations. Get in touch to find out more information about this service.
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.
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.
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.
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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