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Our Mission

MISSION: The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Greater Detroit Area (NCADD-GDA) is a voluntary non profit agency committed to improving community Co-occurring mental health, and substance use disorders through prevention, education, training, treatment and advocacy in the Metropolitan Detroit area. 

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Greater Detroit Area (NCADD-GDA) has over 68 years of experience serving people impacted by substance abuse and we currently offer various levels of care spanning prevention and treatment to overall health and wellness. NCADD-GDA is one of almost 100 affiliates across the country that embodies the principle of Recovery with Dignity.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 23 million Americans are faced with alcohol and other drugs. Countless others are the children and family members affected by those afflicted with the disease of addiction. Locally, providers, interventionists, and those who care are experiencing unique environmental changes.

As we reflect on the accomplishments of our organization over the many years of service, we are heartened as we remember that our mission is to serve the community through helping hurting people. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration estimates that 23 million Americans are faced with alcohol and other drugs. Countless others are the children and family members affected by those afflicted with the disease of addiction. Locally, providers, interventionists, and those who care are experiencing unique environmental changes. Key elements of the environmental shift relates to the wholesale transition of the system of treatment, prevention and recovery delivery in our region.

Organizational Overview

NCADD-GDA provides alcohol and other drug treatment, prevention and recovery services for Southeastern Michigan and primarily in the city of Detroit, within an approximate 1.2 million dollar budget. NCADD-GDA receives major funding from the Federal Block Grant and from Medicaid funds. The organization has two locations where it provides outpatient and intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment services as well as prevention programming. 


Benjamin A. Jones, PhD
President & CEO
Mary Duncan
NCADD-GDA, Board Chair

Board Members

Ms. Mary Duncan ~ Chair
Mr. Thomas J. Adams ~ 1st Vice Chair
1 AC Lashinda Stair ~ 2nd Vice Chair
Hon. Martha G. Scott ~ Treasurer
Mr. James H. Boyce ~ Secretary
Hon. Alisha Bell
Bishop Adolphus L. Cast
Mr. Bertram Cooper
Dr. Benjamin A. Jones
Pastor Darryl Moore
Chief William T. Riley III
Mrs. Lyn Roberts
Atty. Carlton Watson


The National Council On Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Greater Detroit Area (NCADD-GDA) has over 68 years of experience serving people impacted by substance abuse and is currently involved in comprehensive programming that spans the entire treatment continuum (Prevention, Assessment, Outpatient, intensive Outpatient, and Recovery Services). NCADD-GDA is one of almost 100 affiliates across the country that embodies the axiom that recovery is possible. This agency is also affiliated with the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA), a research and advocacy organization. NCADD receives most of its funding from federal substance abuse block grants, Healthy Michigan (Affordable Care Act) and Medicaid allotments through the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority (DWMHA). NCADD-GDA also receives funding from United Way of southeastern Michigan, as well as, through the generosity of its constituents.


Helping Through All Stages Of Recovery

Prevention CenterTreatment Center
9am to 7pm, Monday-Friday
2400 E. McNichols Rd, Detroit, MI 48212
(313) 868-1340
(313) 865-8915

Hours vary by program
1647 Wyoming St, Detroit, MI 48221
(313) 341-9891
(313) 861-0413

Thank You To Our Donors & Sponsors

NCADD receives most of its funding from federal substance abuse block grants, Healthy Michigan (Affordable Care Act) and Medicaid allotments through the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) as well as, through the generosity of its constituents.

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