The Vision Statement: NCADA will be the preeminent agency working toward a community free of alcohol and other drug addiction, misuse and related problems. The Mission Statement: NCADA works to reduce or prevent the harms of alcohol and other drug use through education, intervention and advocacy. Substance use disorder is the leading contributor to death and injury among young people. This is unacceptable. Teenagers and young adults,with their lives full of promise and untapped potential,are too often struck down from a condition which is not only treatable, but preventable. One of the NCADA’s major goals is to teach young people the skills needed to resist the pressures to use and abuse drugs. We offer proven, evidence- and best-practices-based curricula for every grade from K-12 in nearly 300 schools in the region. Additionally, we offer youth leadership programs and a wide range of non-school-based prevention services. In a normal year the NCADA offers prevention and education services to over 100,000 people.