National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Orange County

Our Mission

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Orange County will be the leader and partner in eliminating alcohol, tobacco and drug-related problems in Orange County.
To achieve its mission, NCADD-OC:

  • Provides leadership in the alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention community
  • Offers the California licensed Drinking Driver Program
  • Gathers and disseminates valid educational information about use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs, alcoholism, drug use, abuse, misuse and dependence
  • Leads, recruits and organizes a county-wide constituency in support of these efforts
  • Creates innovative broad-based approaches to marketing, brokering, presenting and distributing programs and services based on the latest research and scientific information

NCADD-OC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, that delivers its mission by direct actions of the Council's Board of Directors and staff.


NCADD-OC works cooperatively with a wide variety of groups and individuals to prevent alcohol, tobacco and drug-related problems. We offer our Drinking Driver Program (DDP) in Irvine and Santa Ana for individuals convicted of DUI. Additionally, our Community Alliance Network (CAN) program provides comprehensive alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention services throughout Orange County.

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence - Orange County (NCADD-OC) is a national voluntary health agency originally founded to combat the disease of alcoholism. Today, its major goals are to:

  • Become a national leader in providing information, education, prevention, and referral in eliminating alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems in our community
  • Promote programs, research and public policies for the prevention, early identification, intervention and treatment of alcohol and drug dependence
  • Strategically reducing underage drinking, alcohol access, tobacco use and adolescent use, misuse and abuse of illicit, prescription and over-the-counter drugs in our community
  • Reduce the stigma of alcoholism through public education designed to increase awareness and understanding of alcoholism as a treatable disease and a major health problem
  • Provide research-based education and presentations to prevent further alcohol, tobacco and other drug-related problems
  • Create partnerships and collaborations in a synergistic effort to eliminate ATOD-related issues
  • Implement programs and services proven to significantly impact drinking and driving issues, underage drinking, extreme drinking, alcohol access and social availability of alcohol in our community

Our Locations

Lake Forest Office

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Santa Ana Office

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