National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

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For over 70 years, The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) has been a valuable resource for millions of people struggling with alcoholism and addiction

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Alcohol and drug use can be dangerous. Overdoses, injuries and accidents may occur, with harmful consequences. These symptoms can be dangerous and should be managed by a physician. If your situation is an emergency, we urge you to go directly to your nearest hospital emergency room. Getting help for an immediate crisis is essential.
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NCADD believes that all people suffering from alcoholism and addiction deserve the chance to be helped. If you are concerned about your own alcohol or other drug use or that of someone you care about – a child, relative, friend or co-worker – please contact us. Confronting alcohol and drug problems is difficult, but can be an important first step toward recovery and the chance for a healthier and more productive life.Get Help

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Today there are more than 90 NCADD Affiliates across the United States, offering alcoholism and addiction recovery support services and policy/advocacy activities for individuals, families, and communities impacted by alcoholism and addiction.

NCADD's founder Marty Mann understood that alcohol and drug dependence is a disease that affects people in the communities where they live. Find Local Assistance

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Choosing recovery over addiction opens a world of possibilities for living a happy, drug-free life. Let NCADD help you find care in your community, learn more about important health issues, and make informed health-care choices. Help is just a call or visit away..

Hope, Help and Healing

NCADD estimates that almost 20 million individuals and family members are living life in long-term recovery! We are all different, with varied backgrounds and life experiences, but we are all addicts, alcoholics and family members living in recovery.

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NCADD encourages people in recovery to speak out and share their experiences with policy makers, civic groups and other community leaders, including the media -- without violating the anonymity traditions of 12-step groups.

For Family and Friends

There is Help Available

The use of alcohol and drugs by a friend or family member can leave us with many unanswered questions, unable to understand what is happening and feeling like you are living on an emotional rollercoaster. You may find yourself struggling with a number of painful and conflicting emotions, including guilt, shame, fear and self-blame. And, because of their continued use of alcohol and drugs, it is easy to become frightened, frustrated, scared and angry. Do Not Give Up! There is Help!
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You are Not Alone

Like any other chronic disease, addiction to alcohol and other drugs affects people of all ages regardless of income, educational background, country of origin, ethnicity, sexuality, and/or community where they live. Anyone can become addicted to alcohol and drugs and anyone can be affected by another person’s addiction- especially friends and family members. In fact, more than 23 million people over the age of 12 are addicted to alcohol or drugs. As a friend or family member, You Are Not Alone!
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