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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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.


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