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CATS is a proud community partner with the Cleveland International Film Festival and sponsor of the film Art for Everybody for CIFF48.
"Art for Everybody" is about Thomas Kinkade, one of the most successful artists of his day, with millions of cozy cottage paintings sold across the U.S. On his passing in 2012, a newly discovered vault contained a series of darkly themed paintings that reveal a more complicated and troubled man than his most popular works implied.

After the screening there was a Q&A panel discussion moderated by CATS’ own Robert Newman, Director of Development.

Character traits are the foundation upon which we build our lives. However, not all traits serve us well. Negative character traits can hinder our growth, relationships, and overall well-being. Recognizing these traits is the first step towards transformation. Here are strategies to improve upon them.

Clients from CATS visited Sérénité Restaurant & Culinary Institute for a private cooking demonstration. Those in recovery can attend the Sérénité Culinary Institute for a 6-month program that gives them a taste of what becoming a culinary expert is all about. It’s an amazing opportunity for those in recovery to learn new skills, to enter a new career, or to revive a passion from their past.

Every month, CATS recognizes clients who are working hard on their program and who exemplify dedication to recovery. These “Model Clients” are rewarded with a celebration each month. Clients are selected by clinical staff and a client representative and are recognized for their achievements and positive modeling during their counseling sessions.

Here at CATS, we have created a reading center for children who visit our facility.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a comprehensive approach to treating substance use disorders that combines behavioral therapy and medications to address addiction effectively.

Justin E. - CATS' Client Success Story

A peer supporter in recovery is someone who has gone through the process of recovery from substance use disorder or mental health challenges and has chosen to use their experience to help others who are going through similar struggles. Learn more about what a peer supporter is and does!

When we think of freedom, we often think of it in terms of physical freedom. However, for those struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD), freedom can mean something entirely different. It can mean freedom from the shackles of substance use and the ability to reclaim one's life. This is where recovery comes in. Through recovery, individuals can find the freedom they so desperately want and need.

Meet Bo H., a recent graduate from CATS. He successfully completed a 60-day residential treatment program and is currently following it up with IOP (Intensive Outpatient Treatment) and is also in sober living.

I spent some time talking with Bo and he was kind enough to share his story with me.

We were very happy and delighted to have med students from Case Western Reserve University come visit us to learn more about CATS and the services we provide to the communities we serve.

Since its inception in 1994, SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) has become the world’s largest community of mutual support meetings, helping people overcome problematic addictive behavior through free in-person and online meetings. There are roughly 3,500 weekly SMART meetings in 26 countries, including more than 2,200 in the U.S. alone.

CATS Wadsworth hosts our own SMART Recovery meetings which are facilitated by SMART Recovery Ohio Outreach Director Michael Hooper. Hooper, a U.S. Army vet, found SMART in 2017 during his journey in battling alcohol and depression.

Prior to the start of Black History Month, we asked CATS staff and clients “How has black history inspired you?"
Marlon Hatcher, CATS Activity Coordinator/Covid Response Coordinator shared his observations and inspirations.

Hear from our own Julia Kurek, a counselor here at CATS and Robert Newman, Director of Development on Lockdowns, Telehealth, and Rehabs in a recent Yale, The Politic article!

Read about CATS' community partnership with Homeless Hookup CLE!

Learn about the good works of CATS Board Member, Dick Clough. For 36 years he has been delivering cheer to thousands of grateful Clevelanders!

Learn about CATS' New Peer Recovery Support Program

Law Firm Partners with Cleveland Addiction Recovery and Reentry Center

Community Assessment and Treatment Services is taking additional steps to help stop the spread of COVID.

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