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

NCADD News Service

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) provides education, information, help and hope to the public. It advocates prevention, intervention and treatment through offices in New York and Washington, and a nationwide network of Affiliates.

Julie Dostal Featured in TEDex Event


In September of 2017, Oneonta, NY hosted its first TEDx event with the theme of "Tipping Point."

Among the inaugural group of TEDx speakers was Julie Dostal, Executive Director of the Otsego County, NY Affiliate of NCADD. The title of her talk was "Expendable People" as a way to bring light to the real human impact of policy decisions related to addictive substances. Her hope was to "tip" the culture toward an understanding of the public health implications of economic strategies built on the likes of alcohol, marijuana, and gambling.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

To view a video of this event, please click here.


Read Original Text