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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>
April is Alcohol Awareness Month and the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc. is taking the time to raise awareness by understanding the effects it can have on people.More>
Ever hear the phrase ‘new year new me’? Make it a reality, entering in to the new year by making yourself a priority this coming year. Believe that you can make a change for the better and stick to it. Prioritize yourself, specifically your physical and mental health. Your addiction is a hill, it is large and imposing, but not impossible. You just need to start climbing and not stop until you reach the top, then continue down the other side as you leave your addiction behind you. This new year your focus is improving yourself, and how might you do that? Here are a few ways to improve upon yourself in the new yearMore>
Many people need help, especially during the holiday season. Feelings of loneliness or regret from the past can be very hard to suppress over the holidays. Please consider donating to the Center for Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc (CADS). Our job at CADS is to support you, make you feel comfortable to seek help, and get you the help you require. We offer a variety of services including support, care, and treatment.More>
The holidays can be especially tough for those overcoming addiction or recovery. Generally, holidays are about people coming together, enjoying one another’s company. Being able to show someone your gratitude, whether you are the one struggling or assisting someone struggling, it can make all the difference in their holiday experience. Here are a few ways to spread your gratitude this holiday season.More>
Addiction comes in many forms and can mean a lot of things. By definition, addiction is a condition in which an individual is obligated to continue pursuing a certain behavior, despite the damaging consequences. It comes in multiple forms, including drugs and alcohol, or a behavior like gambling.More>
How do you approach someone that does not want to speak with you? People struggling with drugs or alcohol may not want to discuss their addiction. Learning how to communicate in other ways may lead to a breakthrough with that person.More>
According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health , about 21.5 million Americans, ages 12 and over, have battled with substance abuse. Of that large number, only about 10% of people go to a rehabilitation center.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.