The Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Orange County (ADAC) is a nonprofit organization formed in 1972 dedicated to the public health issue of alcoholism and other drug addictions. ADAC provides county members with programs and services to address substance abuse and addiction as a health condition which affects the individual, family and the community. ADAC provides information, referral and outreach services, as well as operating a School of Addiction Studies that provides credentialing in substance abuse for all human service professionals.
The purpose of ADAC is to address the disease of alcoholism and other drug addictions by:
EDUCATING the general public about alcoholism and drug addiction as a treatable family disease;
ADVOCATING on behalf of alcoholic and other drug dependent people and those suffering the effects of alcoholism and other drug addictions;
PREVENTING the diseases of alcoholism and other drug dependencies and the abuse of alcohol and other drugs through education and information dissemination.
ADAC offers a wide array of services and programs to meet the needs of individuals, families, schools and communities including:
* Information and Referral
* The School of Addiction Studies
* The Mid Hudson Prevention Resource Center
* Community / School Based Prevention
* STOP DWI Program
* Treatment Alternatives for Safer Communities
* Annual Poster Contest
* Annual Service Award Soiree
* Annual Recovery Run
* Recovery Coaching