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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jun 8th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

A Story of Transformation Jul 5th, 2019

“Hello my name is Mike. I was a resident at CARS residential treatment program some time ago. I wanted to take a minute of your time to share my story and my thoughts with you because I know a lot of people are suffering out there. When I first came...

Introducing CARS' New Outpatient Program Director Jan 23rd, 2019

Dear Community Partners,   I am pleased to inform you, as community partners, that Eleni Murdough, MS, CASAC-2, has been named Outpatient Program Director at CARS’ Outpatient Center in Ithaca. Eleni assumed her new role, transitioning from her previous position as Assistant Clinical Supervisor at CARS’ Residential Addiction Recovery Center...

Introducing our new CQI Director David Williams, MPA Nov 1st, 2018

David Williams, MPA CQI DIRECTOR  I’m excited to be part of the team here at CARS! For the last ten years I have worked in regulatory compliance, helping programs that work under the oversight of multiple state agencies, including the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Mental Health, Department...

Introduction: Brad Walworth, MDiv, CARS New Outreach Specialist Jul 30th, 2018

Hello everyone,  Please welcome Brad Walworth, MDiv, CARS new Outreach Specialist!  Brad has a BA in Secondary English Education and an MDiv in Pastoral Ministries.  Brad is taking on the role of Outreach Specialist.  He will be based at OP and working to redesign our website, meeting with our community...

Residential Referral Process Jun 14th, 2017

We have made it our goal to say “YES” to your referral as quickly as possible. In order to do this we have made some changes to our referral process.We are now able to receive referrals in the following ways:A completed referral application can be faxed to Patricia Tucker @...

Exploring Yoga as a path to recovery Jan 1st, 2017

The style of yoga that I teach is called Kundalini Yoga. Though this style of yoga has been practiced for hundreds of years, it was brought to American from India in 1969 by a man named Yogi Bhajan. He introduced this technology to help the young people he saw who...

Recreation Therapy at CARS Residential Addiction Recovery Center (RARC) Jan 1st, 2017

Over the past few months, the CARS Recreation Therapy Department has been working on increasing leisure skills and community connections with our clients. In the Fall of 2017, CARS’ Vocational Counselor, Jennifer Forward and Recreation Therapist, Monica Weimer, CTRS, created The Pumpkin Project to show clients that they can have an...

“Christmas Elf Team” Dec 24th, 2016

A Letter from Nancy Zahler, Coordinator of the Ulysses Christmas Bureau:Dear Bill, on behalf of the volunteers who organize the Ulysses Christmas Bureau to enable neigh- bors to help neighbors, I wanted to extend our appreciation to you and the residents who provided such wonderful help this holiday season. For...

Recreation=Transformation Jan 1st, 2016

“Recreation therapy is new to the CARS community this year. While CARS has had recreation for a very long time, therapeutic recreation is fun with a purpose. Clients will learn valuable skills during leisure activities - which include increasing self-esteem, decision making, impulse control, following step-by-step instructions, and maintaining healthy...

CARS’ Art Therapy program Jan 1st, 2015

Nicole (l) and Crystal share their work from “The Masks” project which is part of CARS’ Art Therapy program. In sharing their thoughts about the impact of art therapy on their recovery, Nicole said, “It made me, me.” Crystal said, “It allows me to express myself without words.”

Cayuga Addiction Recovery Services in service in our community Jul 2nd, 2013

Throughout the year we seek service opportunities for our clients as they began the process of transformation. Every week, residents of CARS residential addiction treatment program in Trumansburg volunteer at the food pantry sponsored by Trumansburg area Council of Churches. In other service projects, clients from CARS spend some time...