Tag archives: substance abuse

Sanctuary Centers of Santa Barbara
By Steven Libowitz   |   July 26, 2022

Sanctuary Centers has been around for 46 years, and while the nonprofit’s array of services and team of experienced clinical providers has grown to encompass both inpatient and outpatient care, as well as an integrated approach and supportive housing to form a comprehensive system of care, the organization hasn’t wavered from its mission. Their range […]

How Addicts and Families Seek Help During Quarantine
By Megan Waldrep   |   September 24, 2020

For many people, addiction is a scary word. So scary, just reading it will have some skip over this piece entirely. Maybe it’s a challenge you or a loved one faces today? But don’t feel ashamed – you are not alone. I’ve been there and I still struggle. Alcohol was my first bag and marijuana […]

Sanctuary Centers
By Zach Rosen   |   July 2, 2020

Homelessness, substance abuse, and mental illness have long been identified and discussed as issues affecting the local community, along with the stigmas that still surround them. While an individual can be affected by one of these issues, often times a combination, or even all of these factors, contribute to an individual’s condition. Sanctuary Centers seeks […]

Nashville Nights
By Richard Mineards   |   April 18, 2019

The Council on Alcoholism and Drugs Abuse’s 33rd annual Amethyst Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara was a real gem! The bold-faced name-filled bash attracted nearly 360 glamorously garbed guests, many in Western outfits, and raised around $650,000 for 70-year-old CADA, which has an annual budget of $5.6 million serving more than 8,600 people with 23 […]

CADA Celebration
By Richard Mineards   |   February 14, 2019

CADA – Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse – held its 8th annual gratitude lunch at the Biltmore, with more than 80 guests raising nearly $100,000 for the nonprofit’s 24-year-old mentor program, which matches fourth and eighth graders with adult help. Ed Stonefelt, president and CEO, described the 25-year-old program, which has helped more than […]

Recovery Fusion Succeeds Outside the Box
By Jon Vreeland   |   April 12, 2018

For thousands of years, the world has endured a swelling procession of thriving “addictions” that a majority of our population has yet to understand entirely. People with common dependencies involving substances such as alcohol, narcotics, even everyday necessities which humanity could never exist without – such as food and sex – are often branded with […]