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 and support to families and community members.
NCADD-RA has been recognized as a program of longevity, providing services in Rochester and Monroe County since 1946.
Learn about the following services on the NCADD-RA website:
- Addictions Counselor Credential Training (ACCT)
- Community Presentations
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Finger Lakes Addiction Resource Center
- Finger Lakes Prevention Resource Center
- Hispanic Prevention/Education Program (HPEP)
- Problem Gambling Prevention Program
- Total Approach Family Program
NCADD-RA provides both research-based and evidence-based substance abuse 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