Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services

Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services Chattanooga Tennessee

At CADAS we are dedicated to providing the highest quality treatment, prevention, and education to the chemically dependent, their families, and within the surrounding communities. We are committed to providing quality services consistent with sound clinical practices. CADAS is one of the few nonprofit alcohol and drug treatment facilities that provide a complete continuum of care. Separate programs are offered for adults and adolescents as well as services for every stage of the recovery process, in both an outpatient and a residential basis.

ABOUT CADAS

Located in Chattanooga, Tenn., the Council for Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services (CADAS) provides on-site medical detoxification, a 28-day residential treatment programs for adults, a 45-day residential program for adolescents, and a long-term residential program for pregnant women and mothers with young children.

CADAS also offers an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a partial hospitalization program (PHP), and transitional living facilities for program alumni.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Upon admission, clients participate in an initial assessment to identify specific chemical dependency and mental health concerns, helping to guide clinicians in forming an individualized treatment program.

If the client requires detoxification, which may lasts up to ten days, the individual will be referred to residential care, in most cases. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) approaches, residential programs facilitate individual, group and family therapy to identify links between irrational thinking and addictive behavior. Ongoing medication management is available for dually diagnosed clients

Clients also attend addiction education classes, relapse prevention workshops, as well as participate in therapeutic recreation, such as nature walks and exercise opportunities. In addition, clients also participate in meditation and relaxation classes. Although residential clients are strongly encouraged to integrate 12-Step into treatment, clients are not required to attend 12-step meetings.

Housed in a separate building (the Scholze Center), the adolescent residential program provides a similar curriculum to the adult programs. However, the adolescent program integrates academic schoolwork into treatment and emphasizes family involvement.

Designed for pregnant women and mothers with young children (up to age 11), the Family Way program typically lasts two years and focuses on life skills training, individual therapy, and group counseling. Clinicians are also available to assist with early childhood development.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) require clients to attend three sessions per week and consist of individual and group therapy, educational classes, family programs, 12-step meetings, relapse prevention planning, clinical case management, and drug screenings. All program alumni have access to aftercare services, such as weekly support meetings, for up to one year.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

CADAS employs a multidisciplinary staff comprised of psychiatrists, licensed professional substance abuse and mental health counselors, registered nurses, case managers, behavioral health technicians, and a support staff.

At the time of this writing, the nine individuals polled by Best-rehabs.com on the matter gave a rating of 3.56 out of five stars for the treatment staff’s level of training and experience.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

The 56-bed adult facility offers dormitory-style rooms, housing up to four residents at a time with a private bath. The adolescent facility can accommodate up to 40 clients and features a gym, indoor rock climbing wall, and ropes course. All residents are housed in gender-specific living quarters.

The Family Way facilities are comprised of 12 duplexes with space and privacy for mothers and children, while the sober living facility, Oasis, offers a 38-bed, dorm-style setting with 13 beds for women and 25 beds for men.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

A majority of the 11 alumni polled by Best-rehabs.com generally approved of the facility. The five alumni polled on the particular aspects of treatment gave an average rating of 3.8 stars for the facility’s cleanliness and upkeep, four stars for the treatment staff’s level of experience and training, and 3.5 stars for the facility’s counseling options.

“Excellent. As comfortable as could be expected,” A.D. wrote. Offering a perfect five-star rating for the facility’s individual counseling, D.L.S. wrote: “Awesome programming and support.” However, some alumni did feel that issues with understaffing, discharge planning, and a lack of holistic approaches were facility weaknesses.

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

The four loved ones polled by Best-rehabs.com tended to provide more critical feedback of the facility. Collectively, the loved ones gave average ratings of three stars for the facility’s counseling options and the level of family participation. Offering two-star ratings for the facility’s discharge planning and its ability to treat co-occurring disorders, one loved one wrote: “A new doctor wasted our time and the rehab’s.”

Although a friend, April, described a physician as “rude and snippy,” she also wrote: “Cadas really helped my friend.” April also gave a four-star rating for the facility’s level of family participation. However, one anonymous loved one wrote: “It was okay. They need improved family participation and cleanliness.”

FINANCING

CADAS is a nonprofit funded in part by United Way and The Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services. There is currently no information provided on the facility’s website regarding its costs. However, sliding scale fees and/or payment assistance may be available to clients who qualify.

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  • They do great work. caring staff. not a spa type facility.
    Well my experience with cadas started out prettt good,i was doing outpatient 3 days a week 3 hours a day,and lasts for 6 to 8 weeks,i was starting to feel lile they cared for my recovery,and well being,but boy was i wrong,i was having car troubles,had to miss couple classes,i failed 1 urine test in jan. So bout feb 13 i had only 2 weeks left so i didnt miss anymore classes i ask the cousler in outpatient if i could finish the time i had left in inpatient she yes that would be fine so i went to inpatient stayed 10 days and on the 10th day the inpatient counsler tells me they want me to start outpatient over ,so i agreed and i left the next day,i went straight to my po everything was fine until the inpatient counsler sent a report to him a week later now im violated this will be my 2nd violation im going to jail for awile i feel as if i was trying so hard and now b etrayed so be careful ir you will be in a situation like mine because now im goin to jail thanks cadas for you help
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  • I went to CADAS in March, 2011. From inpatient to a long term stay at Oasis, their half-way house. Overall the experience was good. I made some life-long friends while I was there and that has probably been the one thing that kept me sober in the beginning months after my time there ended. There were several things about CADAS that I disagreed with at the time, and a few of them I still do to this day. However, and against the “wishes” of the counselors, the friends I made there have remained my friends to this day. If not for them, and nah counselor in CADAS (not Oasis), I do not think I would have celebrated 7 yrs this past February. Once I was ready to get clean & sober, CADAS was the best place for me. I also opted for a 6 month stay at Oasis. Rehab helped a lot. The half-way House was merely a sober living facility with a lot of rules, but I needed that safe place to learn how to live again on my own. I would recommend CADAS/Oasis to anyone I know. When I needed it - it w as there for me. Thank you CADAS and Oasis for being there when I needed you most.
    I have been sober for 4 months. Longest in my life. Things are getting better, Cadas Staff does a lot of work to help you in recovery.
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  • At age 59 I knew I was running out of last chances. Going to CADAS helped save my life. I was very blessed to have as my small group counselor. She was wonderful. We connected pretty quickly. I listened when I needed to listen, and spoke when I needed to speak. She is so funny, with her broken english. She directly saved my life. It took me about a week to get my head out of my ass and realized there were people there who really wanted to help me, and give me the tools I needed once I got out. Which leads me to this part. On the plus side....the help I desperately needed was there. The treatment program is pretty good. Everyone there wanted to help me. So, they get a 4.5 for that part. On the negative side....i had a nurse accuse me of abusing my anti- depressant meds.....come to find out..she couldn't add.. I think the techs let some issues within the unit get way out of control before attempting to intervene. Lots and lots of drama within the unit that was allowed to fester and continue. The food was at best slop. The rooms were pretty bad also. We had bedbugs that the staff refused to take care of for way to long. It was January when I was there and the heat was on in the rooms, and it would get so hot during the night that I couldn't hardly breath. They said they couldn't do anything about it...the beds were at best, terrible. CADAS is supposed to be a co-occurring treatment facility. I never once got to talk to any doctor or psychologist about my depression issues. That brings the score down to 1.7 on the negative side. That being said, I worked the program hard, took in everything they were willing to offer me, and left there with a lot of tools to use in my recovery. As of yesterday, I have 10 months clean. It works if you work it........
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  • The staff is extremely rude and short. Rebecca has zero professionalism and has no business talking to anyone needing help. While I was talking she was screaming as loud as she could to someone. I would not recommend this place!
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  • He really shouldn't have been there. He didn't need to be there. A new doctor wasted our time and the rehab's.
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  • It is a strong twelve step facility. After 13 facilities, I finally was able to maintain 7years clean after CADAS. I learned to live sober. Its no ClubMed. This facility is caring and genuine but no nonsense. They exist solely to empower people to be able to get and stay sober.
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  • Excellent treatment program Not enough extra activities The treatment was very helpful i've been clean for 8 years now.excellent job.
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  • They are very strong 12 step oriented with one on one counselling as well as group setting. Community there is strong. The facility is very clinical and hospital like. They helped me to uncover what was needed in order for men to have continued sobriety. They strongly reinforced a good program in me. I am 7 years sober today and living a good wholesome life, one day at a time.
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  • They are very strong in 12 step recovery and counselling with individual and group sessions. Very effective. It is very clinical. I had been to treatment 14 times prior. This was my final facility. I just celebrated 7 years. This facility is no nonsense recovery! It is no fluff and strong program. If a person doesn't want to learn to live sober, they need to go elsewhere. This place is all about changing lives!
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  • Strengths: One on one counseling and group therapy and classes Weaknesses: Spirituality and holistic approaches. It offers state grants if uninsured.
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  • Caring compassionate staff, but a lack of staff. I would definitely suggest or reccomend cadas to friends and family...they saved my life.
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  • It was okay. They need improved family participation and cleanliness.
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  • They are quick to accept someone and will get them in quick. The staff is friendly and really try to help. However, they perform drug screens too quickly during the program and are quick to make false accusations (the doctor on staff). Cadas really helped my friend. It was a struggle for her- she went to get off her prescribed pain management medications. The staff- nurses and techs were always kind and helpful, however the attending physician was quite rude and snippy. Overall it was a good experience for her.
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  • Well let's see. No one helped me with a program to follow for 2 days till I asked. They had no regard for people's feelings. They were not at all professional. For one this was my 4th rehab experience in 15 years. Some I had attended were great. This one I believe was a place where people went who had the choice of jail or rehab. They were use to dealing with people of that nature. I was not there for that reason. I went because I needed helP. I ended up checking my self out after 4 days.
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  • it got me sober. I was in a dark place,and they got me out.
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  • First of all, this addiction is mind over matter. You have to want to quit. I wanted to and the facility gave me the tools and support I needed to quit and take care of my mental disabilities.
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  • Excellent. As comfortable as could be expected
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  • CADAS has so much to offer and most people would return if needed. Awesome programming and support.