CATEGORY: Charities

AUTHOR: EILEEN

National Council of on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence of Northeast Mississippi Inc.

Year organized: 1984.

United Way member since: 1985.

People served: A total population base of 287,876 covering 11 counties: Lee, Itawamba, Union, Alcorn, Benton, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Monroe, Tippah, Chickasaw and Tishomingo.

Annual budget: $64,000.

United Way contribution: $29,000.

Director: Dody Vail Turner.

Purpose of agency: "Our main purpose is to increase the awareness of the prevalence and destructive nature of alcoholism and drug addiction. We offer information, education, help and hope to the addicted person, their families and others seeking help.

"We are the mainstay source in north Mississippi for referral assistance to treatment facilities. Our services include TAAP - Teen Addiction Awareness Program; Recovery Book Store, Speakers Bureau and Intervention Assistance."

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