The Asian American Drug Abuse Program (AADAP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving Asian Pacific Islanders and other under-served communities with substance abuse services throughout Los Angeles County. Programs and services are provided to all individuals regardless of race or ethnicity.
Since 1972, AADAP began with the mission to improve community health through providing prevention education, treating substance abuse, and facilitating economic development to increase job skills and employment opportunities. The agency is organized into six (6) distinct programs, and an administrative unit.
Programs have expanded to include HIV/AIDS outreach and cross training, Drug Court Services for the Inglewood Municipal Courts, tobacco education, and a for profit business venture, MTC Construction. Much has changed since those early days in 1972, but one thing that remains is AADAP’s motto and philosophy: “People Need People.”
It was true then. It’s true now.