In 1972 the Kittitas County Citizens Council on Alcoholism was incorporated based upon the tenet that alcoholism (and later) other chemical dependencies are treatable illnesses. The stated objectives of the corporation were:

1.) To conduct a continuing program of education
2.) To establish an Alcohol Information and Referral Center
3.) To procure beds for the care of acute cases of alcoholism
4.) To stimulate outpatient diagnostic and treatment clinics for the specific treatment of alcoholism

In 1983 the name of this non-profit corporation was changed to Alcohol Drug Dependency Service to reflect the community’s concern about the increasing use and abuse of drugs besides alcohol. Although the name has changed (Alcohol Drug Dependency Service is now universally referred to by the acronym ADDS) and the education and treatment focus has expanded to encompass all drugs of abuse and dependence, the stated objectives remain the same. It is to these purposes this web site is dedicated. Part of the financial support for this site comes from 2% of the liquor profits and taxes generated within Kittitas County as required by the legislature and by proceeds generated from the DUI Victims Panel.

This site is, and will continue to be, a work in progress.

A final note: Although the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs dates back to the time of ancient Egyptians and has existed in almost all cultures and societies since then, there exists no record of someone’s life being improved through the use of drugs and/or alcohol. There are, however, volumes dedicated to the destruction these substances have wrought on individuals, families, communities and societies.