HSE CADS ADAPT (Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Treatment) Service U.18’s Service

Service Details

Target Age

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


  • Drugs & Alcohol

Support Type

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


  • Laois
  • Offaly

Contact Details

Contact Person(s)

Sinead O'Shea


HSE CADS ADAPT , CADS Treatment Centre, Midlands Regional Hospital, Arden Road,, Tullamore, Offaly R35 HP73


087 4518358


Contact Hours

Referrals via phone weekdays 9am-5pm at the phone number below
email us at: CADS.adapt@hse.ie anytime
Sessions and services to young people and families can take place outside 9-5


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

Service Description

ADAPT (Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Prevention & Treatment) Service delivers a community-based under-18 drug and alcohol prevention and treatment support service for young people and families across the counties of Longford, Westmeath, Laois and Offaly.

The ADAPT service delivers a community based drug & alcohol prevention & treatment support service to individuals under 18 years and families across the midlands area.  The service provides support and treatment to those under 18 years who are experiencing difficulties in relation to their drug and/or alcohol use themselves or are affected by drug and/or alcohol misuse within families. The service also be provides education, information and support to service users and families.  Service team will also support the delivery of a range of education and prevention programmes in line with best practice to the community, voluntary and statutory sectors.

Funded by HSE CADS & the MRDATF this free, confidential and holistic service works with all relevant agencies to ensure best possible outcomes for those engaged with the service.


List of Services Available

The range of services provided includes:
information and advice
family support
family therapy
key working
interagency case management

It also delivers a range of education programmes to relevant community, voluntary and statutory sectors in line with best practice.

Wheelchair Access

Service is community based and utilises a range of community facilities to meet service user need.

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.