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Celebrating Families

This ROSC Prevention program is designed to create a positive environment for families to develop drug-free lifestyles for themselves and their children. Using the evidence-based curriculum Celebrating Families, this program focuses on strengthening recovery from alcohol or other drugs, breaking the cycle of addiction, and successful family reunification. This 8 to 16 week program addresses the needs of children ages 12-19 and parents who have serious problems with alcohol and other drugs. This evidence-based curriculum interactively engages its participants.

  • Evidence Based Curriculum
  • Focus on Healthy Living
  • Parenting Groups
  • Program Ranges From: 4-8 Weeks
  • Family Meal Provided
  • DEMOGRAPHICS: Parents/Caregivers and Children ages 3-18
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Ideal for Family Members in Recovery

Healthy Zone

Monday – Friday | 5:00pm – 8:00pm

The Healthy Zone Project is a SUD/HIV/VH prevention and intervention initiative targeting youth and young adults 13-24, a five year grant by the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Substance Abuse Prevention entitled “Capacity Building Initiative for Substance Abuse (SA) and HIV Prevention Services for At-Risk Racial/Ethnic Minority Youth and Young Adults”.

The NCADD is collaborating with the Horizon Project and the Institute for Population Health to deliver evidenced based prevention substance abuse, HIV and Viral Hepatitis  prevention intervention for African American youth and young adults in the Detroit/Wayne County. Uniquely this project will employ what the Center for Disease Control describes as High Impact Prevention. High Impact Prevention is the process of applying multiple prevention

strategies to increase the probability of a reduction in infection. Therefore, the NCADD Healthy Zone uses evidence-based prevention programs of Positive Action, Sport Prevention Plus Wellness, and InShape Prevention Plus Wellness to serve 750 youths and young adults 13-24 years of age. Moreover, collaborating with the Horizon Project and the Institute for Population Health the NCADD Healthy Zone project will provide HIV and Viral Hepatitis education, testing, treatment, and referral to this vulnerable population.

  • Evidence Based Curriculum
  • Professional Media Center
  • Healthy Living
  • Positive Mental Health
  • Fine Arts & Dance
  • Youth Mentoring Training​

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Successful Alliance For Educating Talented Youth

9:00am – 5:00pm

The Successful Alliance for Educating Talented Youth (SAFETY) was developed to address the needs of youth and families in Detroit. The SAFETY Program is a Diversion/Prevention program for the City of Detroit youth and Metropolitan Detroit youth, and their families, focusing on early intervention, and referral to treatment and prevention services as needed.

The NCADD SAFETY Program believes that a key element to effective programming is a mechanism for comprehensive assessment of a juvenile when he or she first enters the program to determine any risk to oneself or the community, and the appropriate interventions and measures. The SAFETY Program provides immediate support to the youth and their families with our Assessment Center. Youth and their families receive case management and referral services, through on-site staff. The SAFETY Staff have the capability of being linked to a locally organized system of services that include: individual and family counseling, substance abuse testing, substance abuse treatment programs, emergency psychiatric hospitalization, community-based services, crisis shelters, intervention services, mental health services, and positive use of leisure time activities. The NCADD SAFETY program uses evidence-based prevention programs of Positive Action, and the State of Michigan Common Core Standards.

  • Evidence Based Curriculum
  • Weekly Radio Broadcast
  • Community Partnerships
  • Trips, Events, Outings
  • Prevention Workshops
  • Program Resource Development​
  • In School & After School Programs
  • Peer Coaching


Strong Teens Excelling in Prevention Services

Tuesday & Thursday | 4:00pm – 6:00pm

In addition to our research based system, S.T.E.P.S. improves school climate, attendance, achievement scores, disciplinary referrals/suspensions, parent and community involvement, services for high-risk students, efficiency and effectiveness. S.T.E.P.S. positively affects 13-17 year olds’ social skills through improved self-concept, professionalism, interpersonal/social skills and, in turn, has a positive impact on their personal lives. Ultimately, the program prevents the use of Alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and violence. As well, STEPS has year-round programming by way of it’s after school program from 4PM to 7PM twice a week. Teens love this dynamic format which strengthens social skills and arms youth with ammunition to stand up against bullies, abusers, dealers, media ploys, and other negative influences. STEPS also produces a Prevention Radio Show each Tuesday that allows peer to peer engagement via the airwaves and internet.

The Official PushBack Show (TOPS) is a one of kind Prevention Radio platform which boasters Happy To Be Thug & Drug Free! Adults and teens are invited to tune in nation-wide to hear exciting topics and of course Push-Backs that combat negative influences. Program members and guest speakers take center stage as we seek to keep more people safe from the entanglement of drugs, underage drinking, texting & driving, bullying, unhealthy life styles, gambling, Rx Drug Abuse, and so much more. Tune in each Tuesday @ 7PM (EST) on WMKM 1440 or Comments may be made 24/7 on our Text & Push-Line: 313-649-PUSH or 313-649-7874. 

S.T.E.P.S. also provides paid summer internships to teens ages 13-17. Our 6-week summer program features community service events, trips outings, and more. STEPS is a free Prevention Program, however, teens must meet the following requirements to participate: 1) Live in Wayne County. 2) Maintain 85% attendance or better. 3) Participate fully in the Radio Broadcasts. 4) And lastly, No Summer School.

  • Evidence Based Curriculum
  • Incentive Based Auctions
  • Free After School Program
  • Tutoring & ACT/SAT Prep
  • Trips, Events, Outings
  • Teen Reporter Training
  • Teen Prevention Radio Broadcasts Training​
  • Community Service Credit
  • Male & Female Monitoring
  • Scholarship & Grant Information

Life Support Services

NCADD’s Life Support Services is a SUD/HIV prevention education program for residents of Wayne county, with a specific target of African Americans 16-24 years of age. The program utilizes evidence- based prevention education programs to reduce SUD/HIV within the programs target by reducing risk and increasing protective factors. Also through the implementation of “prevention Navigators” the program uses a Strength Based Case Management model, Life Support Services will link persons living with HIV and substance misuse to treatment, healthcare and other ancillary services in the community.