ADS began in a tiny office in Manchester with two members of staff and five volunteers, today we are the leading provider of alcohol and drug treatment services in the North West and beyond. Last year alone we ADS received over 15,000 new referrals for help and support and had over 100,000 contacts with service users.
We tailor our services and create individual ways to support our service users to face their personal challenges. We can support them to keep a stable home, find the right job, learn new skills or rebuild family relationships and help them to maximise the opportunities in their lives.
We play a key role in developing new approaches to the design and delivery of our alcohol and drug services drawing on the experiences of our clients. We place service users at the heart of our organisation.
What makes ADS special ?
ADS often see people when they are at the very lowest point in their lives. We never write anyone off, we never give up on them. We believe that given the right support, anyone can turn their lives around.
There are always people who slip through the net or who need more than statutory services can offer. At ADS we understand that alcohol and drug dependency can lead to many other complex pressures and problems: housing, health, debt, employment and education, family and relationships. This is why we work with a range of other organisations, recognising that if we help our clients get the basics of their life in place, their chances of recovery are much greater.