What Is COSA-NCADD’s Role in Supporting Those Who Need Opioid Treatment?
The Council on Substance Abuse-NCADD (COSA-NCADD) offers recovery support services to individuals with opioid dependence and their families. Together with peers in recovery, treatment providers, and other community organizations, we strive to offer hope while meeting the specialized needs of those seeking help.
When people call our helpline (1-877-HELP-4AL), they receive confidential assistance from a friendly, compassionate peer-support specialist who has personal experience in recovery from a mental health or substance abuse issue. They want to help and will never judge those who call or their circumstances.
COSA-NCADD also facilitates free opioid support meetings every Wednesday night in a safe, no-judgment zone. Those who struggle with opioid dependence and those who have a loved one who struggles with opioid dependence are welcome to attend.
Opioid Support Meetings
Wednesdays 5:30-7:30 p.m.
HOPE Recovery Community Center
3447 McGehee Road, Suite F
Montgomery, AL 36111
In addition, COSA-NCADD advocates for those who suffer from opioid dependence and works with government officials and others in the community to address the opioid crisis and educate residents about the opioid crisis in Alabama. One example of this is our work with the Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. Members of COSA-NCADD leadership serve on this Council which Governor Kay Ivey established by executive order on August 8, 2017.
COSA-NCADD was also designated by Governor Ivey to appoint two family members of persons who are or have been addicted to, opioids to serve on the Council, as well.
The Alabama Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council was charged to develop a comprehensive coordinated plan to combat Alabama’s opioid crisis and reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths and other negative effects of opioids in our state. The Council developed an action plan with a four-pronged approach including to address areas of prevention, intervention, treatment, and community response.
COSA-NCADD is a private 501 (c)(3) non-proﬁt organization founded in 1973 to promote the understanding that alcoholism and other drug dependence are preventable and treatable diseases. COSA-NCADD is the state afﬁliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency NCADD) and a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA). The mission of COSA-NCADD is to “Reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism, other drug addiction diseases, and related problems.”