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Why We Need Addiction Recovery Community Organizations

NCADD-National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-addiction

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) of the Central MS Area Incorporated is a 501c3 nonprofit recovery community organization.


Why are Recovery Community Organizations (RCO) like NCADD needed to help improve the lives of those who need assistance? NCADD’s primary focus is to help disperse recovery resources efficiently, and ensure that those that need the resources have easy access and the ability to navigate debilitating challenges. Not only does NCADD focus on allocating resources, the organization is controlled by peers within the communities that they are serving.

By remaining confined to a singular community, the organization can focus aid on a smaller group rather than having to disperse few resources more broadly. Those in long term recovery and recovery focused professionals both benefit from the implementation of recovery organizations that are community oriented. NCADD helps aid citizens on their journey overcoming substance abuse and specializes in prevention by providing knowledge on the dangers of addictive drugs and alcohol.

The sole mission of an NCADD chapter is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery from alcohol and other drug addictions. Public education, policy advocacy, and peer-based recovery support services are the strategies through which this mission is achieved. RCOs are important because they play an active part in improving the health of society. Without NCADD programs, recovery for those afflicted with addiction would be even more difficult.


Help NCADD continue its mission and vision by donating at For more information, support services, or volunteer opportunities please email us at [email protected] or call 601-899-5880.

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