National Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependence
4201 N 16th St, Phoenix AZ, 85016
Established in 1960, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit substance abuse treatment agency which has helped thousands of women through the recovery process. From intervention, to emergency and long-term housing to support programs, NCADD is there every step of the way.The well-trained, multi-disciplinary staff is cutting edge in the field of addiction and the patient's needs are top priority. At NCADD, our goal is to treat the whole woman and her family with education on medical needs, one-on-one and group therapy, vocational training, support housing and more. We believe this holistic approach is the key to the long-term success of our clients. All of NCADD’s programs focus on providing the tools and resources to assist the women in becoming financially self-sufficient and to believe in their potential to remain drug/alcohol free and live a quality life. NCADD has been serving the Greater Metropolitan Phoenix area since 1960. Originally NCADD provided family assessments and referred people to community based services, but we saw a need for additional services, especially when it came to women seeking help. In 1986, the agency began using its expertise to provide direct treatment services to women in need. In the late 1990s, the need for long-term treatment and surround services for addication treatment in Arizona became apparent. At that time, NCADD began the development of a long-term outpatient program, which included education, advocacy and service programs. To better service clients, NCADD added a Nurse Pratitioner to assess and serve clients with mental illness issues and a a volunteer Psychologist and Licensed Vocational Counselor. After a few years, NCADD recognized the need for both emergency and long-term housing for women in recovery. At the time, there was nowhere for women to live along with their chidlren while undergoing treatment for addiction. So, in 2003, NCADD took an unprescedented step and opened, what would be the first of many houses for women in recovery. Weldon House was opened to provide a safe place for women and their families to get back on their feet. Each 2-bedroom apartment acts as a home where women can learn family skills and where children have the opportunity to live normal and stable lives. In July 2007, NCADD opened Healthy Connections. The name was chosen to promote hope, not judgment. Healthy Connections is an intensive case management program that links pregnant substance abusing women to services and resources that will give them the foundation to deliver drug/alcohol free babies and establish a healthy lifestyle for their families and the community. In January 2010, Sustain Work Adjustment Program was launched. Work adjustment programs typically in the past have been focused on assisting mentally and physically disabled to obtain the skills needed to enter the work force. NCADD’s work adjustment program utilizes best practices that are making a break through within the treatment of substance abuse. On May 1, 2011, the addition of Legacy House, emergency housing for pregnant women with substance abuse rounded out NCADD's housing options for women in recovery.
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