CADS ( Community Alcohol and Drugs Service )

Service Details

Target Age

  • 12 - 16 years
  • 12 - 18 years
  • 16 - 18 years
  • 19 - 24 years


  • Drugs & Alcohol

Support Type

  • In-person - One-to-one
  • Online - One-to-one
  • Telephone


  • Laois

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Ann Magee


CADS Treatment Centre, St.Fintan's Healthcare campus, Dublin Rd., Portlaoise, Co. Laois


044 9395208

Contact Hours

Monday -Friday 9 am - 5 pm

Emergency Assistance

Open Up is not a crisis service. If you or someone you know needs immediate help please contact one of the services below immediately.

If someone is hurt or in danger call the emergency services straight away. Emergency services can be contacted at any time by dialling 999 or 112 in Republic of Ireland or 112 in Europe.

Additional Service Information

Referral Process

  • Self-referral
  • GP referral
  • Other healthcare/socialcare provider
  • Referral with parental consent for under 18's

Service Description

CADS (Community Alcohol & Drug Service) provides assessment and treatment in the community for Adults & Under 18 years concerned with their own or another persons drug and/or alcohol use/misuse. The overall purpose of the service is to seek to minimise drug and/or alcohol harm in order to have a positive impact on individuals, families and communities. This service also offers assessment and treatment for gambling addiction

List of Services Available

GP prescribing under the OST (Opioid Substitution Treatment) program
Nursing support under the OST
Virtual GP clinics
Addiction Counselling – Adults
Alternative Therapist
Nurse led support for those in Addiction/Homeless
Social care worker support for Addiction/Homeless
Drug & Alcohol Support workers for Under 18 years
Addiction Counselling for Under 18 years
Clinical Psychologist for Under 18 years
Clinical Nurse Specialist for Under 18 years

Wheelchair Access


Before this website came along, we weren’t sure what services were available locally and how to access them. It’s great to now see them all listed in one place with lots of useful information and contact details.