Founded in the early 1970's as a non-profit organization affiliated with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence headquartered in New York City and Washington, D.C., the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the San Fernando Valley, Inc. has been providing community based education and prevention services, including treatment, to individuals and families affected by alcoholism and/or drug dependency.
In a society that continually promotes alcohol and drug use at every level, the need to provide education on the dangers of alcohol and/or drug abuse and its effect on the family has never been greater. We believe this education needs to begin as early as possible in people's lives. Properly educated, children and youth are much more resistant to being susceptible to use or abuse alcohol or drugs.
While we support the disease concept of alcoholism as defined by the American Medical Association, NCADD-SFV also believes that alcoholism is centered in the mutual relationship between the individual and their environment rather than centered solely in the individual. We know its effects on the family are just as devastating. We know alcoholism and/or drug addiction is a family disease.
Every person has the right to be free from alcoholism and drug dependency. NCADD-SFV is dedicated to providing prevention, education and referral services to the community regarding the effects of alcohol and drug use / abuse, beginning with children and youth.
NCADD-SFV provides prevention, education, and referral services regarding alcoholism and other drug addiction as a community service. Initial consultations are free of charge. Referrals for detoxification, hospitals, residential, social model and sober living facilities are also provided free of charge.
NCADD-SFV also provides certain counseling and treatment program services that charge a nominal fee for services. Fees are affordable and, where appropriate, are based on the individual's documented ability to pay.
To aid in the active development of a community based prevention and educational process designed to modify social and economic patterns related to alcohol and other drug use within the community, promoting healthful behaviors, decisions and environments that will reduce or eliminate the problematic use of alcohol and other drugs.