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QuADS Organisational Standards

QuADS Organisational Standards

QuADS – Quality in Alcohol and Drug Services – Organisational Standards are quality standards developed in the UK by Alcohol Concern and SCODA in 1999. QuADS Organisational Standards have been contextualised for Irish alcohol and drugs services and have been adopted as the national quality standards for addiction services in Ireland. The manual is intended as both a guide and a review tool for drug and alcohol services engaged in developing quality standards in their organisation.

Download the QuADS Organisational Standards manual

Download the standards spreadsheet to accompany the manual 

How to use the manual


Video: Introduction to QuADS Organisational Standards


The QuADS Organisational Standards manual is a continual work in progress. Information may be updated from time-to-time based on legislative changes, feedback etc. To be notified of any changes, please register for the mailing list by emailing

Feedback on the manual can also be emailed to

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