CADS Abstinence Programme (CAP)

CAP is an intensive outpatient programme supporting people in their pathway to abstinence-based recovery (not using alcohol or other drugs at all). The programme is based on the 12 steps: clinicians running the groups use 12 Step facilitation and people attending are encouraged to attend 12-Step meetings such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous in the community. CAP can be a helpful option for people unable to attend a residential programme.  

The groups offered by CAP include:

Starting the Journey - an introduction to 12-Step facilitation and an opportunity to see if an abstinence-based programme will help you achieve your goals. It runs two evenings a week for four weeks (sometimes longer depending on your circumstances)

Making change happen – an intensive 12 Step group for people wanting to be free of alcohol, drugs and addictive behaviours. The group meets for 3 hours 3 times a week for 8 weeks

There is also a Making change happen: Women’s group run by women for women. The group meets for 3 hours 3 times a week for 12 weeks

Family and friends – there is a support group, an intensive group and continuing care group

Maintaining my recovery - a weekly 90 minute on-going support group for those wanting support to maintain change

Preventing relapse - on-going education to help people maintain their recovery, wellness and safety