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.
Mission & Vision
NCADD-RA provides research-based and evidence-based substance use disorder and problem gambling prevention services to a diverse population through education, support, resources, advocacy and referral.
Staff work to positively influence the social norms which perpetuate the use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and problem gambling.
NCADD-RA staff provide community education and awareness presentations on a variety of addiction-related topics tailored to requesting school or community groups. NCADD-RA also provides a wide array of training opportunities for professionals in the addictions, education, and health and human services community.
For more information contact:
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence – Rochester Area
1931 Buffalo Road
Rochester, NY 14624
(585) 423-1908 fax