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Emergency Department visits involving pharmaceuticals increased 98.4% between 2004 - 2009.
2009 - 23.5 million persons age 12+ neeed treatment for substance abuse problem; of these only 11.2% of those who needed treatment received it at a specialty facility.
A total of 21.3% of Quad Cities adults are binge drinkers.
I didn't get it the first, second, or even third time. Nobody ever turned their backs on me, but just patiently pulled me along their sides, until I learned that we all walk alongside one another through this journey.
I now understand what it is meant, by "to keep it, you have to give it away". Through my time at CADS, I was fortunate to have others give their sobriety wisdom to me, & now I can give back to others.
I am sober & have my life back because of the support I received from CADS.
I appreciate being able to be involved with CADS Alumni Events as it gives my family opportunities to engage in community activities free from alcohol and drugs.
CADS Alumni Association raises awareness & promotes action to reduce unhealthy substance use that contributes to costly social, physical, mental, & public health problems.
CADS Alumni Association reduces stigmas against substance users & allows families to deal with what can be "the elephant in the room".
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.