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Data shows Hamilton County drug overdoses rose 50% in 2020

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) - Overdoses in the Chattanooga region hit a grim milestone last year, with drug-related deaths reportedly rising by 50 percent in...

Overdoses increase 22% in the last year

Drug overdoses are continuing to increase in the state of Tennessee and health officials believe the pandemic has only made things worse.

Recovering addict inspires others with her story

A recovering opioid addict is sharing her success story with the hope of inspiring others in the Tennessee Valley.

CADAS Reacts to Addicted Mother Being Charged

Treatment centers know there were some studies done in the 80's that indicated that to withdraw a pregnant woman from opiates entirely, might harm the fetus.

CADAS breaks ground on new facility in North Chattanooga

The new sober living community will provide apartments for people beginning recovery.

Looking Ahead to February 29, 2016

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond will be at Ooltewah High School today, CADAS breaks ground on 24 new sober living apartments, and Sen. Bob Corker talks to UTC Business School students.

CADAS gets $500,000 grant from Tennessee Housing Development Agency

The Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. (CADAS) will use a $500,000 grant from the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) to help construct supportive housing units in Chattanooga for individuals recovering from addiction.

Prescription drug abuse epidemic in Tennessee

Local leaders are trying to come up with strategies to deal with prescription drug abuse.
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