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NCADD and Facing Addiction Have Merged

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Today, Facing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce a definitive agreement to merge our organizations – creating a national leader in the effort to turn the tide on the addiction epidemic.

Facing Asddiction NCADDInspired by decades of advocacy, led largely by NCADD in partnership with many NCADD Affiliates from around the country, Facing Addiction formed an unparalleled, coalition that launched on October 4, 2015, with a historic concert and rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC. On that day, an unprecedented group of entertainers, politicians, advocates, and “everyday Americans” came together to tell the country that we must unify our voices to turn the tide against addiction.

Since that historic event, Facing Addiction has quickly become a leading voice in the effort to turn the tide against addiction in our country. They have now forged a coalition of some 750 Action Network partners reaching more than 35 million people connected to this cause.

Facing Addiction was selected to be the exclusive co-sponsor to launch the United States Surgeon General’s historic report, titled Facing Addiction in America, which was unveiled at a major event at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles on November 17, 2016.

Today, Facing Addiction and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce a definitive agreement to merge our organizations – creating a national leader in the effort to turn the tide on the addiction epidemic.

For over 70 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) has been a valuable resource for millions of people struggling with alcohol and other drug problems, and its 80 NCADD Affiliates represent the largest such affiliate network in the addiction field.

Combining these two, far-reaching organizations represents our firm commitment to bring together the best resources in the field in order to reduce the human and social costs of addiction, every year, until this public health crisis is eliminated.

In the coming weeks, we will be sending along additional information about how the two organizations will function together as one, and the key programs we will prioritize in 2018 and beyond.

Thank you for your ongoing support. Together, we will continue to provide help, healing, and an independent, national voice for the millions of Americans impacted by addiction.

Sincerely,

The Facing Addiction with NCADD Team

Original author: Ezra