Shade™ is an online CBT program for Depression and Substance Dependency

Shade™ is an interactive online program for substance use, alcohol use and depression. It has received acclaim for its ability to be used with a wide variety of patients over broad geographical areas, as well as for its outcomes and approach.

With 3 Randomised Control Trials (RCT), Shade™ has proven to be a very effective CBT program to beat addiction and depression.


Randomised Control Trials

  • Baker, AL; Kay-Lambkin, FJ; Kelly, B; Lewin TJ. (2011). Clinician-assisted computerised versus therapist-delivered treatment for depressive and addictive disorders: a randomised controlled trial. The Medical journal of Australia 195(3): S44-50 Read More
  • Baker, AL; Carr, V; Kay-Lambkin, FJ; Lewin TJ. (2009). Computer-based psychological treatment for comorbid depression and problematic alcohol and/or cannabis use: a randomized controlled trial of clinical efficacyAddiction 104(3):378-88 Read More
  • Baker, AL; Kay-Lambkin, FJ; Kelly, B; Lewin, TJ. (2012) It’s Worth a Try: The Treatment Experiences of Rural and Urban Participants in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Computerized Psychological Treatment for Comorbid Depression and Alcohol/Other Drug Use. Journal of Dual Diagnosis 8(4):262-276 Read More

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10-Step Program

Shade™ is a 10-step program to teach you how to beat your addiction, overcome your depression and put a relapse management plan into place.

All the Benefits of CCBT

Shade™ is available 24/7, from any device with Internet connection. Work at your own pace, monitor your progress, and have the option of working with or without a therapist.

Multiple Studies

Shade™ not only has 3 RCTs, but a host of research and studies to prove it’s effectiveness.