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Suicide Prevention Month: You Are Not Alone.

September 15, 2018

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.


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

August 24, 2018

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.


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

August 15, 2018

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.


Loving Your Spouse Means Helping Them, Too. We Can Help You Help Them.

July 28, 2018

Marriage is a commitment to another person. You must love, support and encourage your spouse. According to the American Addiction Center, in over 12 million marriages in the United States, one spouse struggles with addiction. Whether it is an alcohol, gambling or drug problem, there are many warning signs to watch out for to find out if your spouse is struggling with addiction.


Safe Summer Driving: Center For Alcohol & Drug Services, Inc.’s Drinking & Driving School

July 3, 2018

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend and everything in between, summertime offers plenty of opportunities for people to socialize and spend more time outside. As a result, the summer months tend to see a substantial increase in both alcohol-involved crashes and Operating While Intoxicated charges


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!


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