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National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of Middlesex

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Addictive Disorders, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention

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

Programs: Alcoholism and drug dependence education and prevention services

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has been integral in providing education and prevention efforts in Middlesex county and the surrounding area. The staff is wonderful, dedicated and incredibly knowledgeable. The communities they serve benefit immeasurably from the work that they do. In Carteret specifically, NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc is providing supportive and mental health counseling, positive recreational programming, education, advocacy and club activities for students at both the middle and high school level. This program changes the life of those youth.

Helen V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We at NCADD/Wellspring go above and beyond to serve the needs of youth, adults, schools and communities in Middlesex County. And it’s done with concern and dedication to meeting the need or finding additional resources.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wellspring comes into my class to deliver Footprints for Life. My students love the program!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NCADD of Middlesex County, doing business as Wellspring Center for Prevention, is an agency with dedicated professionals and volunteers that are driven to combating substance abuse and advocating for change in the community. I have been affiliated with the agency since 2006 in all capacities from intern to volunteer to full time staff. The knowledge and compassion of those here is paramount and I could not be happier or more proud to share this affiliation with all of them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with the Coalition for a few years. The staff is dedicated and the work they do is awesome. Today especially the work they do is important and impactful.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wellspring Center for Prevention has been an amazing place to work for. As a new hire, I am grateful to work with such a strong, proactive, and dedicated team of community leaders. It takes a special kind of person to guide people across the lifespan to make smart choices for their future. Wellsprings has the tools to do this in such a way that really leads others to follow in these footsteps. I am privileged to be apart of such a dynamic team and look forward to the contributions I will make in the near future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Wellspring is a leader in the prevention field! They are an incredible resource to the community, professionals in the field, and youth in the communities they serve.

Board Member

Rating: 5

NCADD is the premiere Prevention agency in the state of New Jersey. The work done in school systems, in senior citizen centers and at various public events is unequalled . The success of the agency is born of the dedicated staff, administration and Board of Directors, many of whom have personal triumphs resulting from involvement in Prevention and Early Intervention programs and services provides by NCADD.
I have worked closely with this agency for more than 25 years, and look forward to a continuing successful relationship with them.

Rachelle B.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a former professional in the field of addictions, it has been a godsend to have an organization such as this in our community. I have always been available as a referral source for individuals with addiction problems when they're ready to seek help. I have also been a volunteer with the organization so know firsthand how much work they put in to helping raise awareness and provide help.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been a member of the Coalition for Healthy Communities of Middlesex Cty. , part of Wellspring for Prevention (formerly called NCADD of Middlesex) since 2003. I have always found the work they do to be both intrepid and inspiring. The challenges of substance abuse and mental illness as they present in central NJ, have grown year by year. It is gratifying and reassuring that the professionals who make up this organization take both a leadership role and have the backs of the individuals working in the field, engage in volunteer activities, and support those in need.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.






Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!