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A light is approaching the end of the tunnel with the COVID-19 pandemic. During the periods of stay-at-home orders, drinking increased across the country. The rise in drinking was met by a new and growing trend, non-alcoholic beers and mocktails.More>
The stigma of addiction is still prevalent today and does not discriminate in who it effects. Stigma can prevent struggling individuals from seeking help, the stigma fosters from private shame and public misunderstanding.
Addiction is a disease that can be overcome, with evidence that treatment is effective and long-term recovery is possible. By talking about it, we can break down the stigma and stereotypes surrounding addiction.More>
For everyone, this past year was strange and stressful in all aspects. With the government-mandated stay-at-home orders, people became more lonely and anxious.More>
If you’ve read the news lately, it’s probably no surprise to you that vaping has become quite common among teens. However, making the decision to quit vaping can be easier than you think when you prepare in advance, surround yourself with those who support your decision, and have resources on your side.More>
Winter, for most of us, we’d love to avoid it by flying far away to somewhere tropical until the harsh temperatures of winter retreat. Unfortunately, most of us don’t have the luxury of jetting off to paradise until spring. Sure, the snowflakes and twinkling lights are pretty at the beginning of the holiday season, but once that all fades away and we’re wrapped into the dark long days of winter it can make some feel particularly downMore>
It’s November, which means we’re nearing the end of the year, but don’t worry, there’s still time to crush your goals before the year’s end. No excuses, no waiting until January 1st, just steps toward progress.
Now, we know what you’re probably thinking, “it’s already November, there’s no way I can reach my goals by New Years,” but that’s not true! All goals don’t have to take months or years, there are steps you can take toward those and in the meantime, there are plenty of other manageable goals that are more than obtainable!
So, now that you’re feeling a bit more motivated, let’s talk about 20 goals you can accomplish before 2020 is here!More>
Dog owners can tell you that the favorite part of their day is coming home to their dog. Having your best bud greet you at the door with a wagging tail and a sloppy puppy kiss, it’s the best feeling a dog owner can haveMore>
Seeing a family member struggle with addiction can be difficult. Having to witness a loved one going through something unbearable can cause strife in your own life. Stress, worry, and feeling hopeless are all usual emotions tied to caring for someone you know who is struggling. Attending to your own health can allow you to be much more present for the family member that needs your help. It can be hard but here are a few ways to be serene and find peace of mind, even when a family member needs help.More>
Recovery is an extremely difficult process for everyone involved. It takes countless hours of trying to get out of bad habits to make healthy ones, which sounds way easier than it is, and can sometimes feel like there is no end in sight. When this feeling arises, just remember one thing – make time for self-care. Not only should self-care be enjoyable, but it can be a major key in improving your mental health. Here are some self-care tips to help your mental health.More>
If you are beginning your journey towards recovery, you may be finding yourself unsure of where to start. Is it to change your daily routine? Is it to change your diet? Maybe it is. Of course, recovery is different for everyone, but we still want to help give you that extra push to begin this new chapter in your life.More>
CADS offers a variety of substance abuse services focused on support, care, and treatment designed to meet the needs of families and individuals of all age groups in the community.