When you're ready

We can help you develop a plan to make positive change. This might include attending a group, counselling, reading some material, or accessing one of our specialist services.  We are here to help you make the changes you want.

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Drug checking

Drug checking is a free and confidential service that checks the safety of drugs. If you can't make it to a clinic, you can use reagent tests to check your drugs at home. For more information go to Drug checking clinics - The Level

Concerned about someone?

CADS offer a range of options for families whanau and friends of people affected by alcohol and other drug use. One of our options is groups specifically for family where you can share and learn with others about dependency, substances, boundaries and develop useful coping strategies.

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Cultural services

Te Atea Marino (Maori service) and Tupu (Pacific service) and the Asian service offer culturally appropriate counselling, groups, support and consultation options. Translators are available on request.

Alcohol Drug Helpline

The alcohol drug telephone helpline is only a call away. Call 0800 787 797 or text 8681 to speak with a trained counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are free and confidential.

We need to talk about overdose

We need to recognise the signs and how to respond. Different substances including alcohol produce different symptoms

Overdose touches people and communities in many ways: family whānau and friends grieving the loss of a loved one; workers/ kaimahi in healthcare and support services extending strength and compassion; and spontaneous first responders who selflessly assume the role of lifesaver.

31 August is International Overdose Awareness Day.  Find out more by going to https://www.overdoseday.com