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Cumbria Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service

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Cumbria Alcohol & Drug Advisory Service  (CADAS)

Countywide telephone number;   0300 111 4002

Office locations and opening hours

5 Victoria Place



Telephone - 01228 544140

The Carlisle centre is conveniently located at 5 Victoria Place on the 1st and 2nd floors.  The building is shared by Learn Direct located on the ground floor.   Please press the buzzer and someone will answer to let you in.

Monday to Thursday - 9am to  5pm.

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The Kendal centre is located at

Stephenson Centre

Anne Street




Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm

01539 742 615 (answer phone)


The Barrow in Furness office is situated close to Schneider Square & Debenhams Store.

52 Paradise Street

Barrow in Furness

LA14 1JG

Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm

01229 811111 (answer phone)


Our West Centre is located in Whitehaven within the Lowther Medical Centre

1 Castle Meadows



CA28 7RG

0300 111 4002 (answer phone)

The office is not permanently staffed.

CADAS is a Registered Charity (no 1002201) which has operated in Cumbria for over 30 years. CADAS primary objective is to enhance the lives of people in Cumbria through the reduction of harm caused to them by the use or misuse of alcohol and drugs, by providing them with an opportunity to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way.


Our values are: Openness, Honesty, Integrity, Innovation, Flexibility, Creativity, Commitment, Reliability and Passionate Professionalism

Cadas has the primary aim of being an independent provider of appropriate, non-judgmental, and confidential quality help and support throughout Cumbria to those affected by the use and/or misuse of alcohol, drugs and other mind affecting substances and those who are leading unhealthy lifestyles. We provide holistic and appropriate care so you can receive the best intervention from our service. The work ultimately revolves around empowering & motivating individuals to make positive changes within their lives. In helping people to achieve this, Cadas offers:

  • Free 1-1 structured counselling sessions - offered to those with a substance use problem who would like to make some changes to their lives and also to family members of substance users who would like support to cope with the impact this has on their lives.
  • Black Box therapy - alternative therapy to stimulate the body to produce natural chemicals reducing cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Black Box therapy also promotes general relaxation and wellbeing and is available to all our clients including Family Support clients.
  • Family Support Service - free 1-1 sessions and Black Box sessions  support family members or carers of someone with a substance use problem. Group support sessions are also available.
  • Young People's Service - a service for young people aged 11-25 who want support with their alcohol use. We offer  1-1 sessions and Black Box therapy. As part of this project we also deliver free Alcohol Awareness workshops for young people.
  • FREE Drug and Alcohol awareness training - available to anyone in the community to provide a greater understanding of commonly used drugs, the impact of drugs and alcohol on society and identifying those who use drugs and alcohol.
  • FREE Community Ambassador training course - available to anyone in the community who would like to improve their communication skills and know more about how CADAS works.
  • FREE Understanding and Working with Addictive Behaviour 1-1 Volunteering training - our training course for volunteers who want to work 1-1 with clients with a substance use problem. This 18 day course provides people with an understanding and ability to use several different therapeutic models (including CBT, TA, NLP and family systemic therapy). The course gives people a greater understanding of themselves and others and is suitable for people who are 18 and over.


For information about any of our services then please telephone our offices or email us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


How do I refer to this organisation?

Individuals may self refer over the phone or by dropping into any of our offices. Individuals may also be referred by another organisation or person. We ask that the client is made aware of the referral prior to contacting us.