Supporting women in building a healthy life for themselves and their children


The NCADD Board of Directors meets monthly to discuss issues that affect addition treatment and recovery programs in Arizona, and the direction of NCADD Greater Phoenix.


The NCADD staff is a dedicated group with decades of experience in addiction treatment and social work. They are passionate about helping women and their families get into recovery and learn to live healthy, productve lives.


National Council on Alcoholism and drug dependence has been working to battle addiction and provide treatment and surround services to women in recovery.


Please contact us for additional information about the programs and services offered at NCADD Phoenix. We look forward to hearing from you and to being of service.



Established in 1960, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit substance abuse treatment agency which has helped thousands of women through the recovery process. From intervention, to emergency and long-term housing to support programs, NCADD is there every step of the way.The well-trained, multi-disciplinary staff is cutting edge in the field of addiction and the patient’s needs are top priority. At NCADD, our goal is to treat the whole woman and her family with education on medical needs, one-on-one and group therapy, vocational training, support housing and more. We believe this holistic approach is the key to the long-term success of our clients. All of NCADD’s programs focus on providing the tools and resources to assist the women in becoming financially self-sufficient and to believe in their potential to remain drug/alcohol free and live a quality life.

NCADD has been serving the Greater Metropolitan Phoenix area since 1960. Originally NCADD provided family assessments and referred people to community based services, but we saw a need for additional services, especially when it came to women seeking help. In 1986, the agency began using its expertise to provide direct treatment services to women in need.

In the late 1990s, the need for long-term treatment and surround services for addication treatment in Arizona became apparent. At that time, NCADD began the development of a long-term outpatient program, which included education, advocacy and service programs. To better service clients, NCADD added a Nurse Pratitioner to assess and serve clients with mental illness issues and a a volunteer Psychologist and Licensed Vocational Counselor.

After a few years, NCADD recognized the need for both emergency and long-term housing for women in recovery. At the time, there was nowhere for women to live along with their chidlren while undergoing treatment for addiction. So, in 2003, NCADD took an unprescedented step and opened, what would be the first of many houses for women in recovery. Weldon House was opened to provide a safe place for women and their families to get back on their feet. Each 2-bedroom apartment acts as a home where women can learn family skills and where children have the opportunity to live normal and stable lives.

In July 2007, NCADD opened Healthy Connections. The name was chosen to promote hope, not judgment. Healthy Connections is an intensive case management program that links pregnant substance abusing women to services and resources that will give them the foundation to deliver drug/alcohol free babies and establish a healthy lifestyle for their families and the community.

In January 2010, Sustain Work Adjustment Program was launched. Work adjustment programs typically in the past have been focused on assisting mentally and physically disabled to obtain the skills needed to enter the work force. NCADD’s work adjustment program utilizes best practices that are making a break through within the treatment of substance abuse.

In 2015, we opened Sally’s place which was named to honor the work of former NCADD CEO Sally O’Malley Whitten Lara. Sally’s place provides treatment and housing specifically for pregnant and early post-partum women.

In 2015, we opened H.E.R. House, which stands for Health, Empowerment and Recover.  HER House provides treatment and housing for women without children who might benefit from long-term stable housing and treatment due to addiction, mental illness, and trauma.

In May 2011, Legacy House was opened for emergency housing for pregnant women.  Since then, this program has evolved to serving women without children in the their custody who are looking for an 120 treatment program with housing.  Women in this house are often in transition to one of our other programs or recently been incarcerated.

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