The Mission of National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: Through their vast resource network, they are raising awareness of alcoholism and drug dependence and the catastrophic ramifications they leave behind in the lives of all they touch.
The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) and its Affiliate Network is a voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting the Nation’s #1 health problem – alcoholism, drug addiction and the devastating consequences of alcohol and other drugs on individuals, families and communities. For over 70 years, NCADD has been a valuable resource for millions of people struggling with addiction. Their founder, Marty Mann, was a true pioneer. Marty got sober in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous.
When AA was just getting started in 1935, Marty’s sponsor was AA co-founder, Bill Wilson. Marty exuded courage and unwavering belief in the dignity of all people. She worked tirelessly to provide education to raise the awareness of addiction across our society. NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence. Since its founding in 1944, NCADD has raised public awareness about addiction throughout the United States and increasingly across the global community. Marty Mann, one of the first women to achieve sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, organized the National Committee for Education on Alcoholism (NCEA) in 1944, which later became the National Council on Alcoholism (NCA) in 1950, and then the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) in 1990 to address concern with other drugs.