Advocacy Leadership Program


NCADD-NJ’s Advocacy Model – How YOU can get involved!

Thank you for your interest in advocating for solutions to NJ’s most pressing addiction issues. NCADD-NJ offers three rewarding levels of advocacy that allow you to determine your involvement based on your time, energy, and passion for the issues. NCADD-NJ has an enormous amount of respect for volunteer advocates and the public policy staff is determined to give you all you need as a citizen advocate to stay involved.
Here are the three ways you can help!

Become an Advocacy Leader!

The Advocacy Leadership Program aims to develop highly knowledgeable and trained citizens, especially those most impacted or affected by alcohol and drug addiction, who will contribute significantly to policy change on key issues. Click here to learn more about the leader program, which is highest tier of involvement and being a Leadership Partner is a prerequisite. 

Become an NCADD-NJ Leadership Partner!

The Leadership Partner Program is designed to network community members like yourself with their Advocacy Leaders in their area by joining regional advocacy teams and assisting with community outreach and education on addiction issues affecting their communities. Regional teams usually have a good balance between NCADD-NJ Advocacy Leader with a good amount of training and experience, and Leadership Partners who help to add numbers and additional local voices towards the regional team’s efforts. Click here to learn more about this middle tier of involvement.

Become a “Think Advocacy” Member!

The Think Advocacy Program is NCADD-NJ’s web based tool that allows members to take action through online resources. Think Advocacy allows advocates like you to take action strategically. Click here to learn more about this introductory level of advocacy...


  • Build a relationship with your elected officials
  • Bring a potentially important vote to the attention of your elected officials
  • Educate and raise awareness on an addiction issue that can be highlighted in our communities
  • Reach more advocates through social media sites like Facebook and Twitter
  • Use our talking points to share your story with decision makers
  • Receive reminders to stay civically engaged during the election process