Addiction Services Council

Lighting the way to Recovery


24/7 Helplines
Local: 513-281-7880
Kentucky: 859-415-9280

Serving the Greater Cincinnati Area since 1949

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.

The Addiction Services Council's approach to service delivery reflects the knowledge that alcoholism and other drug dependence is a multi-faceted public health problem – preventable and treatable – which requires a coordinated response on multiple levels of our community. Contained within our mission is the commitment to the availability of appropriate services for all who need them and the commitment to provide directly only those services not adequately available elsewhere. We are energized by the challenge of assuming complicated, interrelated roles of leader, advocate, supporter and provider.

As an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, the Council has access to a strong national staff and the 'best practices' efforts of 100 other national affiliates. In addition, as an affiliate of the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, we continue to improve ways of preventing abuse and addiction in families affected by alcoholism and ways to integrate a family based treatment approach in all that we do. The Council seeks to assist people in the identification of alcohol and other drug problems in their early stages and to be responsive by recommending and participating in intervention strategies for individuals and families.
Our philosophy supports our practice of searching for new information and best practice approaches for addressing alcohol and other drug-related problems and disseminating this information in the Greater Cincinnati community. It further supports our collaborative efforts with both local and national entities.

Addiction Services Council Office

2828 Vernon Place
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Tel 513 281 7880

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Ways You can help

We welcome your donations by check, made out to the Addiction Services Council and mailed to our address below; or made online with a credit card.  All donations are acknowledged and all requests respected, including those for anonymity. There also are other ways of contributing that you might wish to consider:

In Honor of a Loved One

Honorary gifts can be made as an expression of respect for a family member or other person who has had a positive impact on your life (someone who helped in your recovery, or a special coach or teacher, for example). These gifts are often made at special times of the year, such as birthdays, holidays, or anniversaries.

Upon the Passing of a Loved One

Often, in the shock of losing a loved one, it’s difficult to think how to memorialize them. Some people request their family members and friends to donate to the Addiction Services Council in that person’s name so that their loved one will have a lasting effect on the lives of others. This is particularly meaningful to the family if the person passed due to the disease of addiction or, alternatively, died in recovery of other causes.

Stock/Securities and Special Gifts

The Addiction Services Council welcomes gifts of stocks/securities and other assets you may wish to donate. 


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