Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland
Public Service Community
For all CADS services ph: (09) 845 1818
Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is an Auckland-based organisation providing free treatment for those with alcohol and or other drug problems. Counselling and advice is also provided for family and friends concerned about another’s drug use.
COVID-19 CADS is open and operating!
We are committed to supporting you during this time. To keep you and our staff safe we are minimising face-to-face contacts. Anyone turning up at a CADS site is asked to call (09 845 1818) or text us (number displayed on the door) as our buildings are in lockdown.
During usual business hours (8.30am – 4.30pm) we have staff available at all our units who can be contacted by phoning 09 845 1818. This means your call will be answered or returned however we ask for patience as we have only a few staff onsite at any one time. Referrals can be made through our website www.cads.org.nz
Altered High - Youth Service
Altered High is open and available to support you though, like the rest of CADS, we are doing things a bit differently.
We are here to support young people as well as significant others who may be affected by their own or someone else’s alcohol and/or drug use. We are available for appointments over the telephone or video conferencing.
We can answer questions, give support and take referrals between 8.30am – 4.30pm.
Young people, family/whanau and professionals/referrers can call us on 09 845 1893 or text our duty number 027 462 4580 or email
Medical Detoxification Services
The inpatient detox unit at Pitman House is closed temporarily and clients on the wait list are being closely followed by nurses. Referrals can be made through our website www.cads.org.nz or you can ring 09 845 1818 and be put through to the detox services. You can also email us at CadsDutyDetoxIpu@waitematadhb.govt.nz
CADS provides the regional service from Wellsford in the North, to Bombay in the South, and Helensville in the West.
50 Carrington Rd
CADS services are located North, South, West and in Central Auckland.
You can contact CADS, either about yourself or someone else you are concerned about, by:
- phoning (09) 845 1818 - you will be transferred to the appropriate service
- faxing (09) 845 1845 - your referral will be forwarded to the appropriate service
- Complete the online referral form www.cads.org.nz/contact/referral.asp
- email -
- you will find details on our website www.cads.org.nz
Or you can drop into one of our clinics (see counselling service) between 10am and 1pm Monday to Friday, no appointment necessary.
Your doctor or healthcare professional is also able to refer you to our service.
What to expect
Please click here to see our brochure on how CADS can help.
50 Carrington Rd
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This page was last updated at 11:43AM on August 18, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland.