Everyone knows someone affected by drug or alcohol addiction. It might be your neighbor, co-worker or loved one.
Take a glance at a newspaper or television and you'll quickly realize we are in the grips of a deadly public health crisis. Last year in Ohio, unintentional overdose deaths claimed the lives of more than 3,000 people. On average, that’s approximately 8 people each day, up 642 percent since the year 2000.
People who want treatment should have access to it, but that is not always the case -- especially for the crucial step of detox, which is not adequately funded with public monies. Proceeds from the Cincinnati Gives Challenge will help close the gap in funding for medical detox services so we can save more lives.
As the only nonprofit, medically monitored detox center within a 180-mile radius, CAT offers accessible, affordable treatment to those who otherwise couldn’t afford it.
Treatment services provided by Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) are vital to our community. This year, we will treat nearly 1,000 suffering addicts and alcoholics, reuniting them with family members and returning them to productive lives in the community.