We can help.
Free & Confidential Services
Struggling with an alcohol or other drug issue?
Free and confidential services in Mid Canterbury.
If you have concerns about your drinking or other drug use, or that of someone you know, ACADS can provide recovery-based support.
All our services are free of charge and totally confidential.
We are proud to offer the following services to people living in the Ashburton district:
Individual counselling for adults and youth
We use innovative strategies to help you stop or reduce substance use and reconnect you with family or the community. Our trained counsellors are non-judgemental and recognise the importance of physical, mental, social, cultural and spiritual wellbeing.
ACADS supports families that have concerns about a family member’s alcohol or other drug use. This could be providing information, helping them to start a conversation to voice their feelings, or helping the family to keep themselves safe.
We run several support groups throughout the year including ones for recidivist drink drivers, mindfulness, and a women’s group.
Youth mental health
Our friendly youth counsellor is available to work with young people experiencing mild to moderate levels of anxiety or low mood.
Referrals to residential treatment
ACADS is able to make referrals to in-patient care for more specialised healthcare if required.
All ACADS services can accommodate your cultural needs. We value diversity and have strong connections with Māori, as well as Pasifika and other cultural groups in Mid Canterbury.
You can also bring along a support person to any appointment such as a friend or family/whānau.
Our clinical services are governed by the Health and Disability Services Standards and contractual standards with Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).
TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Please call ACADS for more information