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Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland

Public Service, Mental Health, Community


Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) is an Auckland-based organisation providing free treatment for those with alcohol and/or other drug (AOD) problems as well as family and friends concerned about another’s AOD use.

For all CADS services ph: 0800 845 1818

CADS provides the regional service from Wellsford in the North, to Bombay in the South, and Helensville in the West.

CADS Regional Administration is located at:
Pitman House
50 Carrington Rd
Pt Chevalier

CADS services are located North, South, West and in Central Auckland.


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. Read more here

We can answer questions, give support and take referrals between 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Young people, family/whānau and professionals/referrers can call us on 09 845 1893 or text our duty number 027 462 4580 or email    

Referral Expectations

You can contact CADS, either about yourself or someone else you are concerned about, by:

  • phoning 0800 845 1818 - you will be transferred to the appropriate service
  • Complete the online referral form
  • email -
  • you will find details on our website

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.


All Auckland CADS services are FREE to New Zealand residents. Non NZ residents may be charged for some services.

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  • Regional Administration

    50 Carrington Rd
    Pt Chev
    Auckland 1025
    Contact Details:… More

  • Counselling Services

    For more information about Counselling services, please click here More

  • Cultural Counselling Services-Maori, Pacific, Asian

    Maori Counselling Service (Te Ātea Marinō)
    We are a team of Māori workers who are available to support Tangata Whaiora and their whānau with any substance misuse issues.… More PDF

  • Medically Managed Withdrawal Services (detox)

    CADS Medically Managed Withdrawal Services are for people who have a physical dependence on alcohol and other drugs (e.g.… More

  • Auckland Opioid Treatment Service (AOTS)

    Opiate/Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) is well researched as an effective and successful treatment for opioid dependence.… More PDF

  • Altered High Youth Alcohol and Drug Service

    CADS Central Level 2, 409 New North Road, Kingsland
    Contact Details:… More PDF

  • Dual Diagnosis Service

    A multidisciplinary team that aims to improve the health and quality of life of people who are adversely affected by mental illness and substance use.… More PDF

  • Pregnancy and Parental Service

    This service provides assessment, information and support for pregnant women and children under 3 years of age.… More PDF

  • Older Adults Service

    Older Adults Service is a free service to anyone living in Auckland aged 65 years plus who is concerned about their own or someone else’s use of alcohol and other drugs, including prescribed medications.… More PDF

  • CADS Abstinence Programme

    Not everyone with an alcohol or drug problem can afford either the time or money to seek residential treatment.… More PDF

  • Rainbow Focus

    CADS provides counselling and group support and information to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, Takataapui, Fa’afafine and Intersex (Rainbow) communities in Auckland.… More PDF

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This page was last updated at 11:28AM on August 17, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland.