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What is Addiction?

It is important to recognize that addiction is a disease, not a moral failing. When addiction takes over and dependency alters a person’s brain chemistry, one’s ability to exert self-control can become seriously impaired. CAT offers patients specialized treatment of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and problem gambling to make recovery within reach.

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Addiction symptoms can include:

  • Continuing to use despite having persistent problems with important people in your lives
  • Normally important activities are abandoned or replaced due to use
  • Continuing to use despite knowing that it may create or complicate other physical or psychological problems
  • Inability to fully function or complete important obligations as they relate to work, school, or at home
  • Continuing to use in physically hazardous situations
  • Failed attempts to stop use

While it’s true that dependency and addiction often go hand-in-hand, proper assessment and diagnostic impressions are crucial to determine the severity of one’s condition. CAT uses a multi-disciplinary team to assess and create an individualized treatment plan.


Resources for those Seeking Recovery

Resources for Families Dealing with Addiction

Government Information on Addiction

Other Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Providers

Recognizing that many people have needs outside of their addiction, we’ve provided this comprehensive list of other social service agencies in Cincinnati which might be able to help.

Community Resources