Cavan and Monaghan Drug and Alcohol Service (MQI CAMDAS)

The CAMDAS Service Location in Drumnavanagh, Cavan

We offer a range of support services to individuals, their families, and the wider community. We endeavour to provide a responsive, person-centred, holistic service. These services are for people over the age of 18, only. For free and confidential advice, to discuss your needs or those of someone you care about, please contact us on the numbers/emails provided below. 

To download our standard referral form please click here.

Our CAMDAS Service Offers:

  • Key working and case management
  • Information, education and advocacy support
  • Family Support services and counselling
  • Drug Rehabilitation CE Scheme
  • Parenting Under Pressure Programme (PuP)

How does the Community Employment (CE) Drug Rehabilitation Scheme operate?

Our CLG Drug Rehabilitation Community Employment Scheme offers opportunities for people in recovery from substance use to re-engage into active community and working life.  This is achieved by a range of training, education, work experience, and activities delivered alongside therapeutic supports for drug and alcohol use.

This scheme is open to anyone over the age of 18, in receipt of a DSP payment, who has a previous or current drug or alcohol issue (eligibility must be confirmed with the Department of Social Protection as the applicant must have at least 1 weeks DSP payment).

For more information on this programme, contact 049 437 9160 or email info.cavan.monaghan@mqi.ie.

What is the Parenting Under Pressure Programme and how can I access it?

The Parents Under Pressure (PuP) program is a parenting program specifically developed for but not limited to families who are facing adversities which can include parental substance abuse, mental health problems, homelessness family conflict and severe financial stress.

The overarching aim of the PuP program is to help parents develop positive and secure relationships with their children. Within this strengths-based approach, the family environment becomes more nurturing and less conflictual. As the quality of the caregiving relationship improves, parents are able to focus on developing family routines and processes that are age appropriate for their infants and children. Parents and children learn how to regulate emotions and children are given the opportunity to learn additional self-regulation skills.

For more  information on this programme, please contact us at 049 437 9160 or by email.

How can I access this service?

People can self-refer to the Cavan/Monaghan Drug and Alcohol Services or can be referred by any other agency. To make a referral, or to arrange an appointment please call 049 437 9160 or email from Monday – Friday between 9:00 am – 5:30 pm.

Cavan: Acot House, Farnham Road, Drumnavanagh, Cavan, H12 FT29

Monaghan: 1 Oriel Way, Mullaghmatt, Monaghan, H18 D218


Our CAMDAS service was officially launched on September 21st 2021 by Minister of State for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs Strategy, Frank Feighan TD.

MQI CEO Paula Byrne, Minister for Drug Strategy Frank Feighan TD and NERDFT Service Coordinator Andy Ogle at the launch.