Opioid addiction has far-reaching effects across our communities. And, it’s up to our communities to come together and treat the addiction.

There are ways to find help if you’re addicted or you’re worried about someone you love.

There are 24-hour crisis lines, as well as local providers who can work with you to find ways to afford treatment if insurance is not an option.

Cadas Rehab offers help to those who find themselves unable to pay for care.

Executive director, Paul Fuchcar, says Cadas offers several programs to adults and teens. Fuchcar says his team is constantly adapting to the opioid crisis. They offer 24-hour detox centers and they use medication-assisted treatment.

He says getting people the help they need is personal because he has been sober 24 years.
Fuchcar says if you want to start a program with Cadas it will be a trouble-free process.

"The first step in this process is easy. Get in here and have an assessment. Let us assess you, be honest, tell us what you're doing and we'll help you identify whether you have an addiction. If you have an addiction, how severe is it? And then present some treatment possibilities for you. you don't have to take advantage of it but knowledge can never hurt you, Fuchcar said”

If you, a family member or friend is looking for help, there are resources available across the Tennessee Valley.


The Hamilton County Coalition - 423-305-1449 - 5721 Marlin Rd Building 6100, Suite 3200, Chattanooga, TN 37411

Nu-Start Support Services Resource - 423-208-3523 or 423-208-3473

Tennessee Crisis HotLine - 1 (855) 274-7471 available 24/7

Council for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (CADAS) - 423-756-7644 x166 - 207 Spears Ave., Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405

Adult and Teen Challenge of the Mid-South - 423-756-5558 - 108 W. 33rd Street Chattanooga, TN 37410


Helpline for Georgia Substance Abuse - 1-800-338-6745

Georgia Crisis Hotline - 1-800-715-4225, available 24/7

Alabama Crisis Hotline - 205-458-3377

North Carolina Crisis Hotline - 800-849-6127