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Family & Friends

Here at CADAS we understand the impact a person’s addictive behaviour or substance use can have on their loved ones or carers.

Our Family and Friends Service is designed to support people who are caring for or are affected by someone with an addictive behaviour or substance use dependency that is causing concern.  If you are a parent, a child, a sibling or a friend of someone struggling – we can help you too – even if they have not yet recognised or accepted that they have a problem. 

How can we help you and your family?

We can help you get the space to talk about your worries, get the chance to ask questions and meet other people in similar situations so you feel less isolated and alone

We can help you understand the role you can play in your loved one’s recovery. For example, there are statistics that clearly show how support from others can help individuals make a better and more sustained recovery

We can signpost you tools and resources  – such as national organisations Adfam and Alanon which are set up to help people like you

We also support carers (regardless of who they are caring for or why) who, due to the nature of their caring role have begun to misuse substances as a way to manage and cope with their situation.


If this describes you - click here to find out how to get help.

Our activities may vary as they are location based,
but they include:

Peer Group Support

A safe space to meet others in similar situations to you, share experiences, solutions, and enjoy some informal social time.

1:1 Talking Therapy

For those struggling with their own mental health as a result of their loved one’s addiction. We can help you find new ways to approach the challenges you are facing.

Access To Health And Well-being Activities

As an opportunity for some respite and as a way of sharing well-being techniques that can be taken away and used at home.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation with one of our team please get in touch with us.

If you are ready to talk, you can phone the CADAS Helpline on 

0800 254 5658 

You can use the Contact Us Form

You can click on the button below and ask for a call back.

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