Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (CADAS)
- What do I need to do to receive CADAS services?
- Call CrisisCare at 224-4646 and ask to be scheduled for an assessment of your alcohol and/or drug use. The assessment will be completed by a person licensed to diagnose substance use problems. That person will discuss with you a treatment recommendation if one is needed and offer a treatment program. If you are a resident of Montgomery County, treatment will be adjusted based on the ability to pay. Treatment is also available to those living outside Montgomery County, but they must pay for services received.
- Diagnosis... What does that mean?
- Depending upon the number and kinds of problems a person is experiencing as a result of the alcohol and/or other drug use, a diagnosis of either “abuse” or “dependence” is made by a chemical dependency professional.
- How long are the various treatment programs?
- That is a good question and one that is not answered easily. Generally, the Adult Outpatient Program lasts approximately sixteen (16) weeks. However, this varies by the individual’s commitment to change, progress in treatment and the severity of the problems experienced when using. Some individuals with an “abuse” diagnosis may have a shorter outpatient involvement.
- What do people do in treatment?
- In Outpatient, individuals attend education groups in order to learn about addictions. They attend group therapy sessions where they discuss what they are learning and how it applies to them. In these groups, they also learn coping skills that are important for not using alcohol and/or drugs. They attend individual counseling sessions where they set goals for themselves and evaluate their progress. Individual sessions are also provided to discuss concerns they may not feel comfortable discussing in groups. Sometimes, there are homework assignments to help them learn the new coping skills needed for recovery. Participants attend and learn about community supports for recovery.
- Can my family be involved?
- Yes. In Outpatient, family members can attend the education groups if they are at least thirteen (13) years old. In some instances, a person who is in treatment wants and receives family counseling services. Family members are encouraged to attend and learn about community supports available to help them cope with the challenges they may encounter.
- How much do your services cost at CADAS?
- CADAS provides services on a sliding fee-scale depending upon a person’s / family’s income. If you have private insurance, you need to contact your insurance provider for information about your benefits for addictions treatment.
- Is CADAS a medical facility? Do people get detoxed there?
- No. CADAS does not provide medically-managed detox. When an individual is identified as needing medical detox, the CADAS staff will assist in arranging for that service. Counselors assist clients without insurance in getting medical care, if requested.
- How do I know that CADAS is providing good services?
- CADAS is certified by the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services (ODADAS), and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), who audits our treatment practices. Additionally, the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board for Montgomery County that provides funding for our programs, audits the services provided. Our counselors are licensed or certified by the Ohio Chemical Dependency Counselors Professional Board (the Board). They are required by the Board to receive 40 hours of training in a two-year period to maintain their license or credential. Additionally, CADAS encourages and supports the counselors in developing skills that have been identified by researchers to be best-practice models for addictions treatment.