Alcohol and Drugs Advisory Service (ADAS) supports individuals and families affected by alcohol and drug misuse enabling them to make positive lasting changes to improve the quality of their lives.
ADAS aims to develop non-judgmental, strong and supportive relationships with clients. These are based on professionalism, mutual respect, integrity and trust. We believe that, given the right level of support and encouragement, people are capable of achieving their goals.
ADAS is fortunate that it has the support of a small team of dedicated and professional staff, and over 30 dedicated volunteers, who have been instrumental in evolving and growing our service. ADAS has been successful for its clients because of the great teamwork and passion displayed.
Sue Cross acts as Chief Executive. Sue has over 30 years’ experience in commercial business and is an accredited psychotherapist with both BACP and BABCP. Sue manages strategy and overall direction of the charitable activities and reports to the Board of Trustees.
The day-to-day client work, administration and operations of ADAS are managed by the General Manager and Clinical Manager.
The Directors, who also act as Trustees of the Charity, are responsible for determining the strategic objectives, management of reserves, risk management, policies and performance of the Charity in accordance with its contractual obligations. The Board comprises:
Patron – Peter French
New Directors are sought through either general dialogue with local community organisations or advertisement.