National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence in New York City was founded in 1944 by Marty Mann to teach the public that alcoholism is a preventable and treatable disease. The first woman to stay sober in AA, Mann wanted to transform the view of alcoholism from a moral failing into a public health issue. The council’s mission now is to fight the stigma and the disease of alcoholism and other addictions. NCADD produced the first radio and TV ads about alcoholism and to prevent teenage drinking, pioneered employee assistance programs, advocated putting warning labels on all alcoholic beverage containers, established the national HOPE line (800-NCA-CALL). It publishes The Washington Report, a public policy newsletter.

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Phone number 212-269-7797 ext. 16
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