National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence – Rochester Area

Chemical dependency affects all of us directly or indirectly. For every dependent person, there are others – family, friends or colleagues whose lives are disrupted by the effects of this disease. It is America’s number one health problem.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area can help. As one of 27 affiliates in New York State and over 90 affiliates nationwide of NCADD, Inc., our express purpose is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism and other drug dependence.

We also work to prevent problem gambling which is often referred to as the “hidden addiction,” as there are no outward warning signs of a problem. However, the consequences are very real and devastating to a compulsive gambler and their family. NCADD-RA offers education for families and community members.

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NCADD-RA, as the oldest Council in New York State, has been recognized as a program of longevity, providing services in Rochester and Monroe County since 1946.

NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence. Since 1944, NCADD has raised public awareness about addiction throughout the United States and increasingly across the global community.

NCADD-RA received the “Program of Excellence Award” from the New York State Institute of Professional Development in the Addictions in 2009.