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Youth Advisory Board


When you volunteer with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the Central Mississippi Area, Inc., you become a member of the leading advocacy organization in the world addressing alcoholism and drug dependence. 

NCADD’s Youth Advisory Board provides opportunities to address your community’s greatest needs. You’ll be empowered with the knowledge and skills to help prepare your school and community in preventing and reducing the harmful effects of prescription drug misuse or abuse. 

Who are NCADD Youth Advisory Board Members 

High school students at any level of leadership experience who are looking to serve Mississippians by addressing some of the root causes of the opioid epidemic through peer-to-peer prevention, education, and advocacy. 

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the Central Mississippi Area, Inc.’s Story

Our Belief

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of the Central Mississippi Area, Inc. (NCADD), is a 501 C3 non-profit organization based in Ridgeland. NCADD believes in the concept of substance use disorder as a treatable disease rather than a moral failing

What We Do & Why 

We stand firm on three pillars: prevention, treatment, and recovery. Committed to providing support to those who need it most, we have devoted more than fifty percent of our services to underserved areas. Our team, a passionate group of professionals, work tirelessly to focus on the mission: increase awareness about the devastating effects of alcoholism and drug dependency on the individual, the family, and the community. 

Our Impact

On average, serving approximately 60,000 individuals a year in one or more of our pillars, we are dedicated to learning and contributing to broader system changes in substance use disorder services by supporting youth and educators across school districts and sharing best practices with families and community members. 

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