The History of CADAS:

CADAS was founded in 1964 by a small group of Chattanooga Businessmen and Clergy who felt a communal calling to help those afflicted with the disease of addiction.  For years CADAS has flourished and its reputation has grown as it has helped grow the community’s awareness of chemical dependency as a treatable disease. 

Many of those who founded CADAS have passed away.  However, their legacy lives on in the work and lives of those individuals whose existence has been saved.  Countless individuals have been transformed because of the belief and trust of the founders and the philanthropy of Chattanooga.  CADAS remains the only nonprofit treatment facility in the region.  CADAS is ever mindful of the vision of the founders and work as trustees of their legacy.