About NCA

NCA-BA’s NEW LOCATION: 1170 Market Street, 6th Floor (Art Institute Building) San Francisco at UN Plaza – please click contact us for a map and more details.
Read why our move is in the News! See us in the November 2014 edition of Business Week Magazine.

Who We Are
The National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Addictions – Bay Area (NCA-BA), has been serving individuals, families, and the San Francisco Bay Area community since 1957 – by providing prevention services, educational resources, treatment options, referrals, diagnosis, counseling, testing, and other critical support for those who are struggling with the impact and consequences of alcoholism and other substance use disorders.
Read our 2013-2014 Annual Review.

Please let us know how we can help you and those you care about who may be struggling with or affected by substance abuse. Call us at: 415-296-9900 or email: [email protected]

We understand that one of the most prevalent consequences of addiction is the stigma — which can lead to shame, denial and isolation – and often causes people not to seek help.

At NCA-BA, we provide our clients a safe and supportive environment in which to re-examine their relationship with drugs and alcohol, explore options, and make informed decision to live healthier and happier lives.

We are an independent nonprofit organization, based in San Francisco, led by a volunteer board of directors, staffed by a team of 20+ dedicated professionals, working in collaboration with other community based non-profits, private funders, corporate partners, and government agencies — to provide Bay Area residents with the services and programs they need to build healthier lives, free from addiction.

We are proudly affiliated with the New York based, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD)- the oldest voluntary alcoholism health agency in the United States. Together we seek to raise public awareness, fight stigma, mobilize communities, foster and support recovery, and provide hope and healing for all those struggling with substance use disorders.

In addition to our regular offering of classes, services and programs, we design special opportunities throughout the year to reach a broader audience so that we may engage community leaders, friends, educators, health professionals, and the media about alcoholism and other substance use disorders, their medical complications, and related social and economic consequences. Please join us to be part of the solution.

Our Mission:

  • Reduce the prevalence and consequences of alcoholism and other drug addiction diseases through: 
  • 1. Education, 2. Diagnosis, 3. Treatment