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NCADD

Public health
National Commission Against Drunk Drivers
A Maryland-based non-profit service organisation which assists state and local governments and the private sector to implement the Presidential Commission's recommendations on drunk driving in the US, by making it socially unacceptable to do so, while reducing human and economic losses from DUI-related RTAs/MVAs.
 
Substance abuse
National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
A New York City-based voluntary health organisation dedicated to combating alcoholism and drug addiction, and their devastating consequences on individuals, families and communities.
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As a result of its action, we immediately wrote thank-you messages to Circuit City and encouraged other NCADD Affiliates to do the same.
NCADD, its Affiliates, and other advocates across the country recently have become involved in two other efforts.
The organization is now poised to forge ahead with a number of exciting initiatives in education and prevention, and Bob's knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset as we move forward," Adele Smithers-Fornaci, immediate past chair of the NCADD board of directors, said of Dr.
Lindsey officially took over at NCADD for Murphy, who had been president of the national organization since 1999.
Hart Research Associates, which at the 2004 summit had shared results of an opinion survey it had completed for the group Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR), this year discussed findings from focus-group research it has conducted in recent months under separate requests from FAVOR and NCADD.
The focus groups conducted for NCADD and FAVOR clearly showed that the public differs from the addiction community in its interpretation of the term "recovery," believing that it refers to someone who is still using substances but is trying to stop.
Stacia Murphy, executive director of NCADD, which added a Richmond affiliate last year thanks to Shinholser, can't say enough good about him: "He's a real grassroots leader.
NCADD already had been conceptualizing a public education campaign and had identified a public relations firm for the effort.
NCADD is just one member of the temporary steering committee involved in initial planning and research of a public education campaign and the design and implementation of ongoing fundraising strategies.
The award to White, a frequent contributing writer to Addiction Professional, credits his "compelling documentation of the alcoholism movement in the United States," according to NCADD.
Smithers-Fornaci is known for her outspoken voice on behalf of America's youth population, and she has been extremely interested in alcoholism programs for women and the elderly," an NCADD statement read.