Mission: Our mission is to promote public understanding of alcoholism and drug dependence as treatable and preventable diseases. We accomplish our mission by providing excellent outpatient education and treatment services to individuals in Sacramento County suffering from substance abuse disorders.
NCADD Sacramento is a local affiliate of a national organization founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to maintain sobriety in the modern recovery movement. Today we adhere to a core system of values and beliefs that echo Marty’s vision. We believe that our services should be accessible to all; we believe in using only best practice and evidence based curriculum; we believe in a holistic approach to recovery; we believe in respecting the individual.
The problems associated with addiction permeate our community, and so do the solutions: healthier families, a more productive economy, less crime, more efficient health care, and the promise of hope.
Geographic areas served: Sacramento and surrounding areas
Programs: Options for Recovery Program, serving pregnant and/or parenting women.
Strengthening Families Program, where parents and children improve family relationships, parenting skills and social skills.
Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention Act (Prop 36) and Drug Diversion Program, both alternatives to incarceration.
Parolee Services Network, case management for individuals currently on Parole.
CalWorks, Family Court Services, both alcohol and other drug (AOD) assessment services.
Additional services include free on-site medical services, psychiatric services, and a clothes closet.
Our agency is a fantastic resource to the community with a 24-hour telephone information line, referral services, and free resource guides available upon request.
I have been searching for an organization to become involved with that reaches out to the community and helps groups of people who have been marginalized and have experienced unfortunate setbacks. During a board meeting and my online review of the NCADD non-profit I have learned that their array of programs are very comprehensive and have a proven success record as evidenced by the many members of the Sacramento County community that have learned to overcome alcoholism and drug dependence. I am very much looking forward to the next Board meeting in which I plan to join the Board.
From 2003 to 2009, I worked as a parole agent for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. I supervised numerous parolees who had been ordered by local courts and/or the parole board to attend Prop 36 drug treatment in lieu of being returned to state prison.
NCADD was one of the Prop 36 drug treatment providers. Each week I met with staff at NCADD to review the progress of the parolees. We looked at their attendance and anti-narcotic test results. We encouraged those who were doing well and even rewarded some with $5 gift cards. Those who were struggling were offered additional services such as relapse groups, increased testing, detox, and residential treatment.
These evaluations were eventually forwarded to the appropriate courts and/or parole board for further consideration. NCADD helped several of these parolees regain their sobriety which allowed them to remain in the community. This made the community of Sacramento a safer place and saved the taxpayers money in incarceration costs.