Our History

NCADD is the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence.  Since its founding in 1944, NCADD has raised public awareness about addiction throughout the United States and increasingly across the global community. Marty Mann, one of the first women to achieve sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous, organized the...

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Our Founder

Marty Mann: 
Alcoholism Pioneer, 1904-1980  Marty Mann was a true pioneer. Born in 1904 into a wealthy Chicago family, she attended the best private schools, was married at 22 years old, divorced at 23, and a drunk by 24. Attractive, engaging, with a sharp wit and a flair for parties, Marty...

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A Timeline of Significant Events

Many events have shaped how alcoholism and drug dependence are perceived in America. This timeline highlights many of the significant events related to NCADD and the evolution of alcoholism and addiction treatment in America. 1935: • Bill W. and Dr. Bob S. found Alcoholics Anonymous.  1944:   • Marty Mann founds the National...

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Welcome

Welcome. All of us who are connected to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence are glad you have chosen to visit our website. If you have come to this site seeking information, help and guidance for yourself or another person, you have come to the right place. We are...

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