Offering hope and changing lives by fostering healthy lifestyles.

*Preventing Addiction    *Sharing Resources    *Supporting Recovery


Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism and Addictions, Inc.


Serving Hall, Hamilton, Howard, & Merrick Counties

The Council is a not-for-profit agency serving central Nebraska since 1967. CNCAA is an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence   and a long-time partner agency of the Heartland United Way,

serving Hall, Hamilton, Howard and Merrick Counties.

Bill Wilson, Co-Founder of Alcoholics Anonymous shown here autographing a copy of the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book for Don Marquard, founder of the Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism. 1969

Central Nebraska Council on Alcoholism is a small nonprofit organization serving central Nebraska with alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention education, information, referral, intervention and recovery services since 1967. The overall goal is to provide resources that will empower youth and adults in an effort to increase the number of youth and adults making healthy lifestyle choices.


CNCAA provides a variety of prevention programs for youth including Kids Power!, Discovery Kids, Kids Power2, CATCH Kids Club and All Stars. We facilitate youth leadership activities with middle and high school youth. 

Lending Library We house more than 1200 books, videos, and DVD's and CD's for free loan, offering help and hope

for the many challenges of life, including substance abuse and addiction issues. Some Spanish materials are available.


The BIG BOOK Store We offer a large selection

(over 400 titles) of books, pamphlets, greeting cards, t-shirts, sweatshirts,


hats, mugs and other gift items. New items are added regularly.

We can special order if needed. Some Spanish materials are available.


Informational Resources Available free or at a low

cost; up-to-date print materials regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs

(articles, pamphlets, meeting lists, posters, etc).

Some materials are available in Spanish.


Referral Services CNCAA helps individuals and families needing treatment services, self-help groups, or other human service agencies find help, in and out of Nebraska. We are a listening and compassionate ear in times of crisis.



Community Collaboration Community Collaboration brings individuals and members of communities, agencies and organizations together in an atmosphere of support to systematically solve existing and emerging problems that could not be solved by one group alone. CNCAA partners with many community coalitions addressing substance use and abuse issues, and offers technical assistance to others who want to organize and develop new coalitions.

Intervention Services It is sometimes very difficult to recognize an addiction problem in a spouse, parent, child or other loved one. You may need the help of a knowledgeable professional and the support of others with the same experience. At CNCAA's Family Education Program you'll gather the information and resources you need to help your family deal with addiction. You will receive tools to get you started on the road to recovery.










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Connie Holmes, Executive Director