Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. (ADAS) is the Single County Authority (SCA) for Cameron, Elk, and McKean Counties. As such, it is a Private Executive Commission, which is overseen by a Governing Board that is made up of eleven members. Of these eleven members, three are from Cameron County, four members are from Elk County and four members are from McKean County. The appointment of Board Members is approved by the Commissioners of the respective county the Board Member resides in. As a governing board, they have oversight of the Executive Director, fiscal and audit matters, as well as the authorization of contracts and other corporate matters.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. is a Functional SCA in that it provides direct services as well as contracts with the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP). Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. provides Inpatient, Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient, Intervention, Prevention, and Case Management Services, as well as Certified in Co-Occurring and in Gambling Addictions.
Our mission is to provide quality and compassionate substance use and co-occurring services, empowering individuals to develop responsible, healthy lifestyles.
ADAS, Inc. knows that the journey of recovery begins with the first step. Our vision and purpose is to provide individuals a safe and trusting environment in order to assist in taking that first step. As well as empowering them to continue on the recovery journey. We know that, to make difference in a community, we must make a difference one individual at a time. This will be accomplished through providing a full continuum of care with quality prevention, intervention, and trauma informed treatment services.
To achieve our vision, we commit to these values to guide our decisions and our behaviors:
Safety — Throughout the agency, staff and individuals we serve feel physically and psychologically safe.
Trustworthy –The goal is to build and maintain trust among staff, the individuals we serve and their family members. Agency operations and decisions are conducted with transparency.
Collaboration – There is a true partnership between staff and individuals we serve and among staff and administration. There is recognition that it “take a village” to make changes and everyone has a roll to play especially in a trauma informed approach.
Empowerment — Throughout the agency and among the individuals we serve, individual strengths are recognized, built on, and validated and new skills developed as necessary. We aim to strengthen the staffs and individuals we serve experience of choice and recognize that every persons experience is unique and requires an individual approach. ADAS believes in resilience and ability to recover from addiction co-occurring and trauma issues. This is accomplished by building on what they have not on what they don’t.
Cultural Competency — ADAS moves past stereotypes and biases (based on race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or age) and treats all individuals with respect and compassion.
Peer Support and Mutual Self-help — ADAS recognizes these are n integral to the service delivery approach and a key vehicle for building trust, establishing safety, and empowerment.
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. provides compassionate treatment for substance abusing individuals including those with co-occurring disorders. Recognizing that both these disorders influence other people, ADAS also offers counseling and support for the families of those affected by these disorders.
The program is based upon the understanding that an addiction is a treatable illness – that addiction is the problem, not just a symptom. A recovery program, the lifelong process of total abstinence, begins with an honest assessment of the problem.
At ADAS, the staff provides the finest professional compassionate care and treats addiction for what it is – a life threatening disease affecting the entire family. ADAS staff strives to be sensitive to each individuals needs and understands there may be co-occurring and trauma specific issues which play a significant role in their lives.
Individualized treatment plans are specifically designed for each individual with the goal of restoring the person to a meaningful productive role in society utilizing their strengths and empowering them to want to make healthy lifestyle changes.
ADAS, Inc. provides (and requires all contracted providers to provide) preference to treatment as follows :
- Pregnant injection drug users;
- Pregnant substance users;
- Injection drug users;
- Overdose Survivors;
Pregnant women receive preferential services and are a priority population for treatment. There are no treatment service limitations for pregnant women.