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.
Addiction symptoms can include:
- Continuing to use despite having persistent problems with other important people
- 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
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Hamilton County Mental Health & Recovery Services Board
- National Council on Problem Gambling
- Ohio Problem Gambling Helpline 1-800-589-9966
Other Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board Providers
- Addiction Services Council
- Central Community Health Board
- Prevention FIRST!
- Central Clinic
- First Step Home
- Prospect House
- Talbert House
- The Crossroads Center
- Drug and Poison Information Center (513) 636-5111
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.