Through the organization’s leadership, evidence-based alcoholism and drug dependence treatment will be integrated into a continuum of care that is responsive to the needs affected individuals. Furthermore, laws and public policies will be established and enforced that promote recovery, eliminate discrimination, and remove systemic barriers that impede ready access to treatment.
To maintain a reputation for expertise and the pursuit of excellence in public policy and education, care coordination, and recovery leadership, as well as through the advancement of progressive treatment approaches that are outcome- and evidence-based.
To be the center of excellence in New Jersey addressing alcoholism and drug dependence and to serve as the premier advocacy organization for individuals, families, and communities affected by these chronic diseases.
We believe in order to achieve the organization’s mission we must foster and promote coordination of services and collaboration with organizations that span health and human services. We also believe that our advocacy, service, and business relationships must be grounded in mutual respect, responsibility, and accountability.
We believe alcoholism and drug dependence are public health concerns that are preventable and treatable, and that recovery can and does happen. Our responsibility is to the individuals, families and communities affected by these chronic diseases. As such, they must be engaged and empowered to help determine the course of services provided. Our work must consistently bear the hallmarks of quality and accountability, and embrace sound public policy and evidenced-based practices.
We believe every person has a right to be free from alcoholism and drug dependence and that access to prevention, treatment and recovery services should be readily available to all who seek it regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, economic status or sexual orientation. We also believe individuals in recovery from alcoholism and drug dependence should be free from discrimination in housing, employment, and insurance coverage, as well as other aspects of daily life and that the federal and state civil rights and protections afforded them should be fully enforced.
Our employees are the most valued assets of our corporation and hold a shared responsibility to fulfill our mission. We believe that the quality, motivation, and performance of our employees are the key factors in achieving success. Accordingly, we are dedicated to assisting every employee in realizing his or her full potential. We are committed to diversity, equal opportunity and fair treatment, and strive for an organizational structure and culture that promotes employee involvement, open communication, teamwork and cooperation.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
William Waldman, Chairman
Visiting Professor & Executive in Residence
Rutgers School of Social Work
Donald Starn, Treasurer
Prevention Plus of Burlington County
Naomi Hubbard, Secretary
Camden Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse
Bruce Stout, Member
Associate Professor, Dept. of Criminology
The College of New Jersey
Terry O’Connor, Member
Assistant Commissioner (retired)
NJ Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Division of Addiction Services
Patricia Dennis, Member
Friends of Addiction Recovery – NJ
Harry Shallcross, Member
Rutgers School of Social Work
Mark Murphy, Member
President, Lead New Jersey