Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council (Birmingham, AL)


  • Name:Nicole Carter

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council
  • Address:1920 15th Ave S
    Birmingham, AL 35255
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:(205) 933-1213

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  • Mission:
  • To provide education to increase understanding about the nature of alcohol, and drug dependency, and addiction; to help alleviate the emotional pain of addiction; to provide treatment, and resources for the addicted, their family, and friends through individual, and family counseling services.

  • Overview:
  • The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 1973. Since inception, ADAC has been providing professional counseling support in areas of stress and anger management, relationships, addiction, and life-skills.
    With more than 42 years of experience, ADAC offers specialized programming for adults, teens, women including mothers with young children, members of the military community, and those with co-occurring mental health problems.

    We are requesting $15,000 for operational support to assist in our capacity to implement our Access to Recovery Program.

    The Access to Recovery Program is intended to serve as a resource and starting point for individuals experiencing substance abuse and or mental health issues. Access to Recovery is a comprehensive program that provides mental health, substance abuse counseling, as well as comprehensive continuum of care support. Support services include: AA, NA meetings, family reunification services, health services, life-skills and community referral support. The entire annual program budget it $125,000.

    Our counseling services are much needed in the Alabama communities we serve. Our continual increase in numbers of clients served directly reflects the alarming statistics as identified with substance abuse and mental health needs in our community.

    The proposed program goals are identified as follows: GOAL 1: Assist people with mental illness in leading more productive and autonomous lifestyles, and to promote mental health through service, advocacy, and education; GOAL 2: Promote mental, emotional and behavioral well-being in communities; GOAL 3: Seek additional federal, state and local funding to support the expansion of services to individuals served by ADAC.

    We have collaborated with numerous local businesses and organizations to help us implement this program. We appreciate the opportunity to apply and any support you can provide.

  • History:
  • The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization established in 1973. Since inception, ADAC has been providing professional counseling support in areas of stress and anger management, relationships, addiction, and life-skills.
    We are committed to treating the whole person — and their families — with caring, qualified professionals in the fields of mental health, social work, addiction, education, and recovery support. Our teams of experts address underlying causes of substance abuse and behavioral patterns to guide clients toward lasting recovery.
    As a leading nonprofit treatment provider, we offer evidence-based care and provide each person with an individualized, unique experience to counseling. Individuals receive high quality, professional services from counselors trained in providing mental health, substance abuse including dual diagnosis counseling.
    ADAC has provided services to hundreds of thousands of individuals and their families. Our clients include addicts, inmates, ex-offenders, parolee and probationers, homeless, minorities, business professionals, veterans and employers. We currently provide intensive outpatient based services to hundreds of Alabamians in a wide variety of settings.
    We have satellite offices scattered throughout central Alabama to include: Sylacauga, Tuscaloosa, Talladega, and Birmingham.
    In 1978, ADAC initiated the Employee Assistance Services (EAS) Program. EAS is a short-term counseling and referral service designed to help employees become more effective and efficient in their jobs by providing professional, confidential assistance to problems that are likely to affect their family life and/or job performance. EAS services are managed and implemented by ADAC at our headquarter office in Birmingham, Alabama. We have more than 100 area employers contracted for services which include numerous prominent businesses and municipalities.
    Today, ADAC is the oldest and one of the largest “traditional” employee assistance providers in the Southeast and has clients Nationwide ranging in diversity from: retail, wholesale, manufacturing, banking, the professions, utilities, and government. In our 42 years, we have both seen and dealt with virtually every type of emotional issue. Annually, ADAC directly serves nearly 1,000 individuals and approximately 3,500 indirectly for a total of 4,500 persons served each year.
    In addition, ADAC has been the sub-recipient of Federal and State funds for an array of programs and services. Our dedicated Board of Directors and staff share a passion for our mission and purpose, many having experienced addiction and the recovery process.
    Our goal is to help individuals identify their strengths in order to help them move forward with their life goals. We aim to provide accessible services to all those in need so that everyone is able to obtain the treatment that they need and deserve, regardless of finances or life circumstances.

  • Year established:1978
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:10
  • Advisory board size:3
  • Staff size:15


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:Operating
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