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Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment opens its doors in Two Harbors

A new local option is now available for people struggling with drug and alcohol dependency. The Center for Drug and Alcohol Treatment opened its doors Tuesday at Lake View Memorial Hospital in Two Harbors and will be offering substance abuse assessments and out-patient therapy sessions.

CADT, a Duluth-based non-profit organization, was founded in 1961 and has been offering a broad range of services for decades. The programs offered in Two Harbors are designed to allow clients to get the help they need, while keeping up with work, family and community commitments.

"We are proud to be able to bring hope and help to people in Two Harbors and the surrounding area who are struggling with the disease of addiction," said Tina Silverness, CADT's chief operating officer. "Our outpatient treatment program will offer people who are seeking treatment, but unable to put their life on hold, the support and care they need."

A counselor will be onsite on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. to take appointments for substance abuse assessments. Group therapy sessions will be available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m.

The new program takes over where Lake View's program left off last winter when its sole practitioner retired. CADT's larger staff and range of services will allow for more clients to receive support.

"We see this as being a positive step for residents of Lake County. It'll be helpful to have a business that is in this business," said Lake View Chief Executive Officer, Joann Hoag. "This is a different level of resources."

CADT Clinical Director, Julie Seitz, said that people seek treatment for a variety of reasons and that CADT's practitioners can assist clients in selecting the treatment option that best suits their needs.

"People need to know that help is available at many levels of intervention," she said.

Those who would like to know more about the Two Harbors program or who would like to schedule an appointment for an assessment are encouraged to call 218-723-8444 and ask for the Two Harbors program. The phone is answered 24-hours a day.

In addition to its Two Harbors outpatient program, CADT offers residential inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, detoxification services, a DWI program, as well as medically assisted recovery and long-term residential programs and aftercare in Duluth.

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