When it first opened its doors in 1970, the Center for Addiction Treatment (CAT) offered a unique viewpoint on addiction. Its members firmly believed addiction was a disease to be treated, not a moral failing to be punished.
While this belief is widely accepted today, that wasn’t always the case; CAT was ahead of its time.
CAT has remained a leader in the treatment of addiction, providing modern scientific approaches to the assessment and medical care of patients with addiction to drugs, alcohol or gambling.
The Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment is located in Cincinnati, Ohio at 830 Ezzard Charles Drive, near the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal. Over the past ten years, CCAT has gone through a major physical transformation to better use the building space. The renovations included adding a floor to convert the two-story chapel into additional administrative office space, adding new lecture and group rooms, a new lobby and an admitting area.
The beautiful courtyard at CCAT provides a relaxing place where patients can concentrate on their recovery. Often times, small group sessions or individual counseling will take place outside in the courtyard on nice days.
A basketball court and several corn hole toss games are available on the grounds for patient recreation.
During detoxification and residential treatment, patients stay in semi-private rooms like the one pictured here. All rooms have a sink and mirror, a closet and a dresser.