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Specialist Addiction Services new name for CADS
Consistency and a more accurate reflection of the services provided across the district are behind a name change for Southern DHB’s Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS).
The new name – Specialist Addiction Services – provides one name for DHB addiction services across Otago and Southland. “Clients will get the same support and services, but the new name is a more accurate reflection of the work we do,” says Otago unit manager David Jaggard.
“We want to move away from the focus on substances, to focus instead on their impact and the problematic behaviours (addiction) – which is where we aim to help.”
Specialist Addiction Services:
There are also offices in the main rural centres which can be contacted via the Dunedin number (03) 476 9760.
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