Council on Addiction Recovery Services

Incorporated on July 12, 1974, the Council was the only non-profit agency in Cattaraugus County to provide prevention education and information referral services. The Council's first Board of Directors was elected in 1978.
Through a generous donation, we acquired a landmark home in Westons Mills in 1988 and started Weston's Manor: a 16-bed community residence for individuals in recovery from chemical dependency.

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CAReS - Council on Addiction Recovery Services, Inc. will effect change for a healthy community that embraces the acceptance of recovery, related to substance abuse and associated disorders by serving as the leading community resource, helping those affected by chemical or behavioral dependencies.

CAReS has four office locations:

  • Olean
  • Salamanca
  • Machias
  • Gowanda



Residential Services

The Council provides several levels of Residential Services to accommodate the needs of our clients. Individuals are accepted into the program after demonstrating their stability of recovery, length of sobriety, and other related factors. To find out more about our Residential Services, contact Sonya McCall, Director of Clinical Services, at 716-373-4303 extension 509.

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Counseling Services

We know that everyone has different circumstances that have brought them to CARes Council on Addiction Recovery Services, Inc. You yourself may suspect you have a problem with alcohol or drug use, or it may have been brought to your attention by a family member, friend, or perhaps through an employer or through the legal system. Whatever the case, our experienced Counselors will help set up a personalized recovery plan with you and help you to achieve maintained sobriety.

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Council on Addiction Recovery Services

Council on Addiction Recovery Services


The Prevention department of CAReS is dedicated to providing quality services that help to prevent the misuse of alcohol and other drugs, as well as other problem behaviors. We are committed to serving Cattaraugus County by partnering with others to positively impact youth, adults, families, businesses, and communities.

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Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic.
The merged organization will be called:

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