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A 501(c) 3 non-profit organization - we operate with support from the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Use Disorder Services, the federal National Guard Bureau and funds from other community organizations and donors.

ADCNC is an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

NC Charitable Solicitation License #SL000197

Our Mission


To reduce human suffering and the economic cost of alcoholism and other substance use disorders.  We advocate for prevention, early interventions, and treatment services in a full-spectrum recovery-oriented system of care.

Our Values


  • Prevention Works, Treatment is Effective, People Recover.

  • Substance use disorders must be treated as a chronic relapsing disease – like asthma or diabetes.

  • Substance Use Disorders should include an evidence-based continuum of care delivered by trained addiction professionals.


  • Services must be accessible and affordable for everyone regardless of race, culture, religion or ability to pay.


  • Treatment and aftercare are especially important for individuals in the criminal justices system as addressing their addiction is key for individuals to change their lives.

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Our Staff

Kurtis Taylor Executive Director


Mr. Kurtis Taylor is a person in long-term recovery. For him, this means that he has not used alcohol or any other drug in over 15 years. He has worked with the evidence-based recovery home model, Oxford House, for more than 14 years. Mr. Taylor obtained his associates degree in Human Services & Substance Use Disorder Counseling from Wake Technical Community College in 2015. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in social work from Shaw University, where he will graduate in May of 2019.


For many years, Kurtis Taylor has been a voice for citizens seeking long-term recovery from substance use disorders. He has served as the Chairperson of the NC State Consumer & Family Advisory Committee (NC SCFAC) for two terms. He served as Chairperson for the NC Substance Use Disorder Federation for multiple terms and is currently serving as Vice-Chairperson for the Federation. Mr. Taylor served as an appointed member of Governor Pat McCrory’s Task Force on Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder. He currently serves on the NC Departmental Waiver Advisory Committee (DWAC) and the newly formed board of directors for i2i Center for Integrated Health (formerly the NC Council of Community Programs). Mr. Taylor is also proud to serve as the newest addition to the board of directors for the NC Governor’s Institute on Substance Abuse. 


Presently, Mr. Taylor serves as the executive director of the Alcohol Drug Council of NC, where he is committed to making their information & referral hotline, perinatal and prevention services the best in the country. Under his leadership, the Council respects and embraces all paths to recovery. He is committed to eliminating the stigma attached to the subject of recovery. Mr. Taylor is an extremely vocal advocate for all citizens faced with the challenges that accompany substance use disorders. He is proud to serve at ADCNC.