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

Our confidential services aim to reduce the harms associated with alcohol and other drug use.

We have CADS units in North (Takapuna), Central (Kingsland and Point Chevalier), West (Henderson) and South (Counties Manukau) Auckland.  .

The Counselling Service 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 give us a confidential call on 0800 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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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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CADS Counselling Services operate across the Auckland Region offering groups and individual counselling

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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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Medically Managed Withdrawal Services (detox)

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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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 Ātea 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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