National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence – Rochester Area

Addiction affects all of us directly or indirectly. For every person impacted by the disease of addiction, 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 over 30 Councils in New York State and over 90 Councils nationwide, the express purpose of Councils is to prevent addiction and to reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism and substance use disorder. Additionally, we work to prevent problem gambling which is often referred to as the “hidden addiction,” as there are no outward warning signs of a problem.

NCADD-RA offers a wide array of 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-RA continues to be a leading education and awareness, referral and advocacy organization in our community. Since 1944, with the founding of NCADD, who worked to raise public awareness about addiction throughout the United States and increasingly across the global community, NCADD-RA proudly continues that tradition in our community.

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