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Here you will find the CADS blog! Check back regularly for updates.

The Extreme Danger of Opioids

June 21, 2018

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 155 people in the United States die every day from opioid overdose. At CADS, we know this issue is prevalent in the communities we serve, and we want to give you the information you need to know about opioids.


Early Intervention Can Make All the Difference

June 12, 2018

Difficult conversations are just that – difficult. Trying to talk to someone about a destructive habit ranks as one of the most uncomfortable conversations to have. We know there is a difference between abuse and addiction and that abuse can lead to addiction. However, if you can intervene with a loved one before they become addicted, you might just be saving a life. 


Quick Choices Have Long-Lasting Consequences

May 16, 2018

We know parenting a teenager can be difficult, especially this time of year. In the Midwest, we’ve just made it through an awful winter and we can bet your child is ready to go outside, drive around with their friends, attend prom, and get ready for graduation.


Mental Health Awareness Month is Important for All of Us

May 1, 2018

According to the State of Mental Health in America18.29% of adults struggle with mental health problems and 8.47% of adults report having a substance use or alcohol problem.


Talk To Your Kids Early and Often

April 9, 2018

Now that your high schooler is back to the grindstone after Spring Break, odds are, they’re looking forward to prom!


Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism - What's the Difference?

April 6, 2018

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and at CADS, we take this opportunity to focus on increasing awareness and understanding of alcohol abuse and alcoholism


Methadone Treatment at CADS

March 30, 2018

The opioid crisis that is currently plaguing our country is shedding light on the dangerous effects of drug abuse. If you know someone who needs help recovering from addiction, help them find the help they need.


What It Means To Support

March 15, 2018

Support means different things to different people. Often, when you’re trying to support a loved one recovering from addiction or abuse it’s hard to know what to do. Should you be stern? Should you give advice? Or should you just listen?

At CADS, we know you care and we want to give you some tips for how to be supportive during recovery.


When It’s Time to Intervene

February 26, 2018

Early intervention is the best thing you can do for your loved one.

At CADS, we’re here to support individuals 24/7 on their road to recovery. Fighting addiction is difficult and as a supporter, we want you to know when it’s time to intervene.


Changing the Conversation About Addiction

February 7, 2018

What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘addict?’ What about ‘getting clean?’ For most people, these words have negative connotations. As a society, we need to change the conversation about addiction.


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