About Us

Youth against Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (YADD) is a legally registered trust committed to promoting healthy alternatives to substance abuse among young people in Zimbabwe. Alcohol and substance abuse subvert the rights of young people and damages their ability to act as free and conscious beings, capable of taking action to fulfill their needs.

Our Vision

A prosperous and healthy Zimbabwe.

Our Mission

To build a community responsive to the life-threatening nature of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse by making prevention, intervention, and treatment a priority.

Our Values

We are guided by the following values

  • Creativity
  • Honesty
  • Responsibility
  • Inclusivity
  • Sobriety
  • Teamwork

The use of both legal and illegal substances has many negative social and physiological health effects that include a great risk of contracting communicable and non-communicable diseases, unintended pregnancy, sexual violence, criminal behavior, conflicts in social and family relationships and academic difficulties.

YADD traces its beginnings to 2006, when a group of students from the Midlands State University in Gweru, held informal meetings to share their experiences, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcohol and substance abuse.