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Shade™ from €119

Tackle addiction and depression.

What is Shade™?

Shade™ is a structured, easy to use, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) programme.

Is it right for me?

It is designed for anyone who wants effective, confidential, self-monitored treatment for depression and substance dependence. It is particularly useful if you find yourself using drugs or alcohol to cope with low moods.

How do I know it works?

Shade™ walks you through the physiological and psychological reactions to alcohol and commonly abused substances, offers skill sets to better handle cravings and unwanted desires, and assists you in creating a management plan for the future.

You access the material on-line via your PC, tablet or phone. Working through structured sessions, you can print out worksheets for activities, monitor your own progress, and receive emails with further tips at the end of each step. There is also an option for telephone support and 60 minutes of therapy.

How long does it take?

It is a 10-week programme, with one session per week. As the material is available on-line, 24/7, you can access it in the privacy of your own home or wherever you are connected to the internet.

How can I be sure that it is effective?

Shade™ was developed by researcher and clinician Dr. Frances Kay Lambkin, internationally recognised for her innovative, computer-based interventions, for mental health and substance use disorders. Shade™ has been tested by four in-the-field studies and holds as a viable means for overcoming depression and addiction. Its efficacy has been proven in randomized controlled trials and published in the field’s leading journals, including Addiction.


10-Step programme, teaches how to beat addiction and depression.

Developed by addiction expert, proven in trials to be effective.

Stand-alone programme, or augment other treatments.

Available on-line 24/7, work in private, at your own pace.

Helps build a relapse management plan.


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