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.
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.
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.”
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.