HSE CADS (Community Alcohol & Drug Service) Primary Care

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


  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

CADS Secretary


CADS Treatment Centre Midland Regional Hospital Tullamore, Arden Road, Tullamore, Offaly


057 93 15801


Contact Hours

Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

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 provides assessment and treatment in the community for Adults concerned with their own or another person’s drug and/or alcohol use.  The overall purpose of our service is to seek to minimise drug and/or alcohol harm in order to have a positive impact on individuals, families and communities. The service also offers assessment and treatment for gambling addiction.

OST (Opiate Substitution Treatment) Programme

Alternative Therapies

Addiction Homeless Services – CMN1 Longford/Westmeath                         Mob: 087 3431017

Laois/ Offaly                                        Mob: 087 4518361

OST (Opiate Substitution Treatment) Programme CMN 1 Regional             Mob: 087 1252237

Addiction Counselling

Consultant Psychiatric Special interest in Substance Misuse (Longford/Westmeath only)

Contact details for CADS Primary Care Treatment Centres:


CADS Treatment Centre, St Mary’s Healthcare Campus, Castlepollard Road, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath         Tel: 044 93 95200  Email: sec.cadsmullingar@hse.ie

CADS Treatment Centre, Midland Regional Hospital, Arden Road, Tullamore, Co. Offaly                                     Tel: 057 93 15801  Email: sec.cadstullamore@hse.ie

CADS Treatment Centre, St Fintans Healthcare Campus, Portlaoise, Co. Laois                                                        Tel: 057 86 92516  Email: sec.cadsportlaoise@hse.ie

CADS Treatment Centre, Clonbrusk Primary Care, Athlone, Co. Westmeath                                                           Tel: 090 64 24820  Email: sec.cadsathlone@hse.ie

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

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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.