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Our Board

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has been governed by volunteers since its inception. Directors are elected for a three-year term. The Board is responsible for managing the activities, property and affairs of the Corporation. The Board of Directors utilizes a self-perpetuating board model and is responsible for the...

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Our Staff

The NCADD staff, under the leadership of the President/CEO, is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the organization, carrying out programs and services set forth by the Board of Directors. Andrew N. Pucher is President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence.  He is responsible...

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Our History

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...

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Our Founder

Marty Mann: 
Alcoholism Pioneer, 1904-1980  Marty Mann was a true pioneer. Born in 1904 into a wealthy Chicago family, she attended the best private schools, was married at 22 years old, divorced at 23, and a drunk by 24. Attractive, engaging, with a sharp wit and a flair for parties, Marty...

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