Over 35,000 people in the Shreveport-Bossier area
Have an addiction.*
Drug addiction and alcoholism affects everyone in our community, and it is likely you know someone who is struggling with this disease. You can make a difference! Donate to CADA today and join us in providing your friend, coworker, neighbor, or family member with affordable and high-quality addiction treatment.
After taking her first drink at age 12, Susan struggled with drugs and alcohol. Click the video above to listen to her story.
Click the infographic above to see CADA's impact on the Shreveport-Bossier Community.
"I was the one person nobody would have expected to use drugs. At the age of 35 I used methamphetamines for the first time and was never able to stop using it without help."
"I was the one person nobody would have expected to use drugs. At the age of 35 I used methamphetamines for the first time and was never able to stop using it without help. I went from being a single mom of two children, very active in my children’s lives, to being a drug addict. In the span of 2 years and 2 months, I became unemployable, homeless with 2 children, was arrested 3 times in one year for felony drug possession charges, and had my children removed from my care because I was addicted to drugs. My third time in jail, I asked the judge to send me to treatment. He sent me to CADA. Upon my arrival at CADA, I was surrounded by a caring staff, many of which had experienced many of the problems I had because of addiction. Everyone was helpful, committed, and understanding. The staff showed me that underneath the monster I had become, I was still a person worthy of love and respect. They helped me find the deep rooted issues that led me to using drugs and helped me overcome those issues as well as the problems brought on by me using drugs. I learned to set boundaries, how to deal with anger, and to let go of the guilt and shame I held inside. Most of all, I learned how to take care of and love myself again. Because of the help I received from CADA, I lead a happy, productive life today. My relationships with my children and other family members are mending."
*based on data from the 2015 SAMHSA National Survey on Drug Use and Health.