National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Middlesex

Rating: 4.75 stars   4 reviews

Issues: Mental Health

Location: 152 Tices Lane East Brunswick NJ 08816 USA

Mission: Established in 1980, the mission of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. is to promote the health and well-being of individuals and communities of Middlesex County through the reduction or elimination of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use problems. Services include professional workshops and in-service training, community education, confidential information and referral for families and individuals seeking help, consultation, technical assistance, public awareness campaigns, a prevention resource center, and advocacy.
Target demographics: General population of Middlesex County, NJ
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 4 stars  

NCADD has played a pivotal role in bringing education and connections with resources in the field of prevention of alcohol and drug dependence. As a nurse who coordinated the care of pregnant women with addiction, I applaud the efforts of the team at NCADD that provided a connection with professionals, community representatives, individuals with dependence and addiction, and government officials.
In addition, the organization enlightened the public on the dangers of prescription drug use and the problem of availability of internet access to purchase drugs without a prescription. Deaths due to overdose of these drugs were the consequence and this was also presented.

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meeting with individuals outside of hospital care. I have also been able to refer family members for education for them to identify teen drug use and to access education about the effects of alcohol and drugs and services.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

seek out public support of NCADD's efforts.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known of NCADD and have recently volunteered. I find the organization to be very informative and educational and have a very strong desire to help in the prevention of drugs and alcohol use. I am very involved in the Coaliton for Healthy Communities. We meet monthly and share what is going on in the community and how we can educate the community to timely topics that affect them. The Young Womens' Conference is their yearly event. All high schools in Middlesex County are invited to bring their teen girls to this event. It is an all day event held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Monroe, New Jersey. They are served breakfast and lunch and attend workshops. The workshops inlcude cyberbullying, body image, different cultures, drug abuse, and others. The teens are treated as young adults and are drawn to the event. The reviews have been excellent and many have started focus groups in their school based on this experience. They also partner with other agencies in the county to help make thier events a success.

NCADD also has many intitives to educate the community. One is the Jeopardy game they bring to senior centers. The questions are about drug abuse and they give out small prizes.

This oranization definitely has its focus on the community and its needs.

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the way members of the community talk about the organizaton and how professionals want to partner with them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change anything. If something works don't break it.

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Rating: 5 stars  

NCADD is a great organization dedicating to the prevention of substance abuse, particulary with our most vulnerable - youth. I enjoy volunteering for this organization because it allows me to help to make positive changes in our community, to network with others from various fields and to assist in the overall mission to create healthier communities.

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Volunteering for NCADD has also allowed my teenage daughter and I to develop a closer relationship with open communication as our foundation so she comes to me first when she has questions about drugs, alcohol, smoking, dating violence and many other issues faced by today's youth. I'm proud to say she has avoided the all too common trap of early drug/alcohol abuse and hope, by my example, she will continue on the straight and narrow path so she can achieve her future goals.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase involvement of members who are not actively assisting with NCADD events/activities

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Rating: 5 stars  

Before I became a board member, I was very impressed with the professionalism of the agency. I was so honored to be asked to be part of their board, and ever since it has been a rewarding experience. I admire all of those that work for NCADD, and appreciate their hard work and dedication!

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My personal, professional, and social life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to get more funding for the important services that they provide!

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