CAIS is the main Voluntary Sector provider of Drug and Alcohol services in Wales. Its main aim is to provide a range of services for people whom misuse drugs or alcohol, and to work with communities and other agencies to prevent alcohol and drug related harm. CAIS can be contacted for advice, referral or assessment via the Helpline.
CAIS has a Supported Housing Scheme that operates in Wrexham and Flintshire, and provides opportunities for service users to learn life skills. We also have a project that works with young people aged 16-25. This project offers housing advice such as finding suitable accommodation and help with getting affordable furniture etc, accessing grants and keeping tenancies.
CAIS Therapeutic Intervention Service is for people living in Flintshire and Wrexham County Borough, over the age of 18. The service is run from a variety of local venues. Therapeutic sessions can be offered to support in:
- Motivating the person to address problems they have with alcohol/drugs;
- Helping the person to cope with stress and anxiety as a result of alcohol/drug use;
- Changing patterns of behaviour around people’s alcohol/drug use;
- Exploring people’s concerns about their use of alcohol/drugs;
- Educating the person about the harm caused by alcohol/drugs on the mind and body;
- Reducing the risk of returuning to misuse of alcohol/drugs after stopping; and
- Coping with the craving for alcohol/drugs.
CAIS Counselling Service is for people who are concerned about their own drinking or drug taking or about the drinking or drug taking of a partner, relative, or close friend. The aim of CAIS Counselling is that together with your Counsellor you explore your problems in order to gain greater understanding of these problems and of yourself. You will then look at what you want to change, and at what you need to do to make that change happen. All CAIS Counsellors are qualified with a drug and alcohol speciality, and are members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).