Since 1958, we have provided addiction treatment services to Northwest Louisiana, regardless of a person's ability to pay.
To educate, counsel and treat persons of all ages who suffer from
alcoholism and other addictive diseases.
The Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse of Northwest Louisiana (CADA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, private health organization providing substance abuse services. CADA was established on October 1, 1958, and has been providing these services for the residents of Louisiana on a continuous basis since that time.
CADA is one of 100 affiliates of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence. In the early years of CADA’s presence in Shreveport-Bossier area, CADA served as an information and referral base to those seeking treatment.
In 1986, our organization shifted from being only an information center to one that provides addiction treatment services. With the leadership of Dan J. Talley, CADA secured partnerships with the state and various organizations to provide quality addiction treatment to the under-served population in the Shreveport-Bossier area.
Today, CADA offers 14 programs out of four facilities serving Shreveport-Bossier and the state of Louisiana. CADA offers a wide variety of payment options including Medicaid, private insurance, self pay, and, in some cases, state funding.
In 2013, CADA received a three-year accreditation from CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities. In 2016, CADA received another three-year accreditation, the highest accreditation awarded by the organization. For more information on CARF, click here.