The Addiction Services Council is a non-profit, community-based organization that provides professional resources on alcohol, tobacco, and drug-related issues. We provide programs and services aimed at improving the quality of life for the residents of Cincinnati and surrounding areas. The Council is one of 100 chapter affiliates of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence located in New York city.
Our vision is to help build a community that is both free of the abuse of alcohol and other drugs as well as the disease of addiction.
For over 65 years, the vision of the Addiction Services Council has remained much the same. We are the greater Cincinnati's preferred resource for information on alcoholism and other drug abuse and addiction.
Since 1949, the focus of the Addiction Services Council has been to reduce problems related to alcoholism and other drug addiction through the delivery of treatment and prevention services. The Council has a wide range of programs that serve children, adolescents, families, women, older adults and persons with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. For over 65 years, the Council's information and referral services have provided a central point of access to the existing public system of care. In July of 2003, the Council expanded its ability to provide assessment, referral and treatment for individual and family counseling with the introduction of the Recovery Health Access Center (RHAC) project funded by the Hamilton County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services Board.
First Meeting of the Cincinnati Committee on Alcoholism
On May 6, 1949 a group of concerned Cincinnati citizens met at the University Club to address the problem of alcoholism issues in our community. Appalled at the lack of treatment available in Cincinnati, one of the first items on their agenda was to start an outpatient program at Cincinnati General Hospital. Those present were: Dr. Philip E. Piker, Chairman, Judge Chase Davies, Mr. James R. Heekin, Mr. Frank Jene, Judge Ralph Kohnen, Mrs. Harold Latimer, Mr. Bleeker Marquette, Mr. Harold Muntz, Dr. Byron Nellans, Mrs. Philip E. Piker, Dr. Daniel Rivers, Miss Ruth Roth, Mrs. Ralph Tooker, Captain John Turigliatto, Mrs. Joseph T. Ware To read the entire record of the first meeting minutes click here. See for yourself how these founding members began the initial development of a collaborative community plan. See how their professional experience and progressive attitudes began to shape the future of education and advocacy for proper treatment and prevention of alcoholism and drug addiction in Greater Cincinnati.