NCADD History

NCADDThe National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) is an educational, support, and advocacy organization with headquarters in New York City and more than 90 affiliates across America. You may download a history of the first 60 years of NCADD by clicking here.

Frank Seixas, Medical Director of NCADD (then the National Council on Alcoholism) in the 1970s, was one of my early mentors in addiction medicine. I have served on the Medical-Scientific Committee of NCADD since 2008 and was named Chair in 2014.

In 2011, I was invited to initiate and edit NCADD Addiction Medicine Update, a web column on, with the Medical-Scientific Committee as the Editorial Board. I became not only Editor but also principal writer for the column, posting about ten articles a year. You may read the Updates here or by visiting the NCADD website.