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Community Assessment & Treatment Services promotes the social justice needs of the community by providing high-quality, cost-effective, evidence-based interventions that comprehensively address the chemical dependency and behavioral health needs of a diverse clientele.

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CATS is a proud community partner with the Cleveland International Film Festival and sponsor of the film Mary Goes Round.

Tower City Cinemas
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5:10 PM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 6:40 PM

Aya Cash turns in a masterful performance as the titular Mary, an alcoholic who spends a lot of her time running away from demons. Just when a DUI arrest makes Mary reevaluate her position as a substance abuse counselor, she receives a call from her estranged father who would like her to visit him. Reluctantly, Mary goes home to visit the man whose own alcoholism ruined his relationship with Mary’s now-deceased mother. Learning her father is dying and that she has a half-sister—neither of whom knew the other existed—Mary must reconcile with the past in order to have a future. Charmingly funny and at times heartbreaking, MARY GOES ROUND is a can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it film with splendid performances and terrific direction from Molly McGlynn, who mined her own experiences for the film. MARY GOES ROUND is a graceful look at a woman who can sneak bottles into her purse while learning to deal with the baggage she carries. —T.W.

CLEVELAND, Ohio-- Overdose deaths in Cuyahoga County are predicted to hit at least 825 in 2017, a 25 percent increase from the year before, according to the county medical examiner's office. And the death toll could be as high as 850.

Cuyahoga County is the latest to add its name to the list of cities and counties in Ohio suing the makers and distributors of highly addictive opioid medications.

CLEVELAND — The nation’s opioid addiction crisis has largely been considered a problem for white people, many of whom have fallen prey to abuse of prescription painkillers and have migrated to fentanyl and heroin, often in rural areas such as Appalachia. But in the communities around this Ohio metropolis on the southern shore of Lake Erie, there is evidence of a disturbing turn: Last year, 58 of Cuyahoga County’s 399 fatal fentanyl overdoses were African Americans, killed by a synthetic opioid now responsible for almost two-thirds of the county’s overall deadly overdoses.

In the midst of the worst drug epidemic in American history, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to keep addictive opioids off U.S. streets was derailed.

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