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CADS Raises Awareness During Alcohol Awareness Month

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.

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Make Yourself A Priority This Coming Year

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 year

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Support CADS this Holiday Season

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.

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Gratitude is Infectious.

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.

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Assessing Addiction. Celebrating Red Ribbon Week.

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.

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Communication matters greatly. Your child, their language.

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.

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Supporting Someone After Rehab Can Be Difficult, But Your Loved One Needs You

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.

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Suicide Prevention Month: You Are Not Alone.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016 nearly 45,000 Americans age 10 or older died by suicide. This number has risen over the last few years and is predicted to continue to grow if suicide prevention efforts are not taken. We live in a big world, and at times, we feel alone. Some people can pull themselves out of these feelings, but others need more help.

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The Impact of Addiction On Siblings. They May Know Before Their Parents.

Whether we like it or not, we are our siblings first and best friends. No one knows your brothers or sisters better than you do, not even your parents. This strong connection is even more powerful than you think.

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Is The World Making People More Dependent? How to Help.

We have heard it a thousand times, the world isn’t the way it used to be. Back in the early 1900s, the way people lived was much slower and there were not as many distractions.

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