Mission and Beliefs

The Mission of ADCNC is…

To reduce human suffering and the economic cost of alcoholism and other drug addiction.  We advocate for prevention, early interventions and treatment that includes a system of care.

We believe the Recovery is…

A process of change through which individuals work to improve their own health and well-being, live a self-directed life and strive to achieve their full potential

-Substance Abuse, Mental Health Services Administration, August 2011

We advocate for these ideas…

  • Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover.
  • Addiction must be treated as a chronic relapsing disease – like asthma or diabetes.
  • Treatment should include an evidence-based continuum of care delivered by trained addiction professionals.
  • Services must be accessible and affordable for everyone regardless of race, culture, religion or ability to pay.
  • Treatment and aftercare are especially important for individuals in the criminal justices system as addressing their addiction is key people changing their lives.

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