Community Alcohol and Drug Services, Auckland (CADS) offer a range of free services, funded through the Waitemata District Health Board(external link) to anybody in the Auckland region wanting to solve an alcohol or drug related question, issue or problem, or are concerned about or affected by someone else's use.

Our confidential services aim to help reduce the harm caused by alcohol or drug use.

CADS Counselling Services operate from units in North, Central, West and South Auckland, and the CADS Abstinence Programme (formerly CADS Mt Eden) is in Point Chevalier. The service offers groups as well as individual counselling, and is also available at various satellite sites throughout the Auckland Region.

If you are looking for information or help for an alcohol or drug issue, for yourself or anybody else, then take that first step and give us a confidential call on 09 845 1818 or just drop into one of our clinics.

If you live outside the Auckland region contact Alcohol Drug Helpline 24/7 0800 787 797.

Altered High (Youth)

Our youth-orientated service provides information, support and counselling for young people aged 13 - 20 and their family/whānau

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CADS Counselling Services operate across the Auckland Region offering groups and individual counselling

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Asian focus

We have some staff fluent in some of the main Asian languages and have access to free interpreters covering more than 20 languages

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Auckland Opioid Treatment Service (AOTS)

Opiate/Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is well researched as an effective and successful treatment for opioid dependence

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Consumer Team

What is a consumer? 'Consumer' refers to anyone with personal experience of alcohol and other drug problems. Other terms used include service user, client, tangata whai ora, and patient.

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Dual Diagnosis

We are a mobile specialist tertiary service that aims to improve the health and quality of life of people who have been adversely affected by mental illness and substance use

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Medical Detoxification Service

CADS Medical Detoxification services are for people who have a physical dependence on alcohol and other drugs (e.g. methamphetamines, benzos, opiates)

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Older Adults Service

CADS 65+ is a free service to anyone living in Auckland aged 65 years or older who is concerned about their own or someone else’s use of alcohol and other drugs, including prescribed medications

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Pregnancy & Parental

Our service provides assessment, information, and support to pregnant women and parents of children under 3 years of age

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Rainbow focus

CADS Rainbow Service provides counselling and group support and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Takataapui, Fa’afafine and Intersex (Rainbow) communities in Auckland

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Te Atea Marino (Maori)

Te Atea Marino offer a range of support, counselling, and consultation options in a culturally appropriate treatment environment to support tangata whaiora and their whanau

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Tupu (Pacific)

Tupu is a team of Pacific Island workers who support Pacific people and their aiga/fanau/magafaoa

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