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 for families and community members.
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.
This comprehensive, 16-month Addictions Counselor Credential Training (ACCT) program trains individuals seeking the Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) designation from the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS). NCADD-RA provides the academic portion of the training, and also introduces students to local treatment sites for potential community internship placements.
This program provides education and support for family members and other loved ones of the chemically-dependent person. It addresses co-dependency as a primary illness and allows family and friends to begin their own recovery process. Interventions are available and assistance is provided in finding treatment for their chemically-dependent loved one.
This program provides increased awareness about chemical dependency and its impact on the Hispanic community, evidence-based education, support, information and referral. The program recognizes and respects the cultural distinctions of the Hispanic community. HPEP provides community presentations for adults and youth, information and referral, along with printed resources for parents and youth in Spanish and English.
NCADD-RA provides ongoing workshops on a monthly basis primarily in three- or six-hour formats. A wide variety of substance abuse-related topics targeting the professional working in the prevention and treatment fields are included, as well as those working in allied health and human service agencies. Professional workshops provide credentialing hours toward both the Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) and the Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP).
The staff at NCADD-RA provide community presentations on a wide variety of substance abuse related topics upon request. We customize presentations to fit the need, interest and available time frame of your community or school. Our staff provide presentations to school/university faculty, PTA/PTSA or other school groups (to include classroom presentations), outreach and clinical staff, both youth and adult faith groups, or workplace organizations.
Page includes various resources to include our most frequently requested Monroe County OASAS Certified Treatment Provider Referral Template. This referral tool was developed by NCADD-RA in 2005, is updated biannually and distributed widely throughout the community.
The Finger Lakes Prevention Resource Center (FL PRC), of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Rochester Area, began services on October 1, 2009. The goals of the Finger Lakes PRC are to:
• Identify existing coalitions
• Provide technical assistance and training to foster growth and sustainability of existing coalitions
• Provide technical assistance and training on the Strategic Prevention Framework components
• Where there are no coalitions, provide technical assistance and training to foster the development of community coalitions
• Provide evidence-based training and environmental strategies for regional prevention provider staff