We must be united in the war against addiction! My mission is to unite organizations,support groups, and everyone else who needs a helping hand. I am here to educate equip and develop a Recovery resource Network. My hope is that everyone gets the help they need and no one is left behind or alone in their fight for freedom from addiction. Join me and lets fight the good fight! Our Philosophy: Instigate, Agitate, Educate, and Liberate!
The 2018 Annual Conference will be held at the Westin Galleria Houstonfrom October 5-9, 2018. Posters will be on display during Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th with presentations taking place on October 6th.
Announcing a New NAADAC Advocacy Webinar: Advocating in Your State
Are you interested in learning about advocacy, NAADAC’s public policy initiatives, and the many resources NAADAC provides to help you stay current on important state and national public policy issues that impact addiction professionals?
This webinar provides an overview of how to build relationships with your state officials and how to have your voice heard. It will also share ideas on how to connect locally with your elected federal officials to influence current legislation and bring the local picture into focus for your legislators. The presentation will prepare a novice in advocacy with how to get started, as well as bring new ideas to the more experienced. Register now – earn 1 NAADAC CE!
Stay tuned for the dates of the additional webinars in the series to be announced!
The conference will feature presentations by NAADAC Leadership:
Keynote: Rein in Your Brain – presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director;
Supervision in AOD Counseling – presented by Kansas Cafferty, LMFT, NCC AP Commissioner; and
Accreditation of Addiction Studies Program – presented by John Korkow, LAC, PhD, SAP, Chair of the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission and Kirk Bowden, PhD, LPC, MAC, SAP, NAADAC Immediate Past President
Wed, April 25, 2018 @ 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
Join presenters Michael Weaver, MD, FASAM, DABAM and Don Hall, LCDC, for this free NAADAC webinar and learn about the different types of medication-assisted treatments (MAT) for alcohol, nicotine, and opioids and the respective roles of the doctor, medical staff, and substance use disorder counselor. The presenters will discuss how the doctor identifies clients that would benefit from MAT, as well as the information that the counselor needs to have available to engage the client, help to develop compliance with the regimen, and how to prepare the client for eventual withdrawal from the long-term maintenance medications, or for ongoing maintenance.
Earn 1.5 CEs (free for NAADAC members - join now!).
Accepting Student Submissions for the William White Scholarship
The William White Student Scholarship, created to promote student addiction studies research, will be awarded to one graduate NAADAC student member and one undergraduate NAADAC student member with the best student addiction research papers on one of the four topics for 2018.
The NCTTP was created to standardize and unify tobacco competencies, knowledge, and skills on a national level and provides national, unified recognition of professionals who obtain this prestigious certificate. By obtaining the NCTTP, tobacco treatment professionals are demonstrating to employers, third-party payers, and clients their advanced education in evidence-based tobacco competencies, skills, and practice.
To apply for the certificate, candidates must provide evidence of specific education and experience, including successful completion of a CTTTP-accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist training program and hours of tobacco treatment practice experience following completion of the training. In addition, candidates must be tobacco-free for a minimum of six months and must agree to adhere to the Tobacco Treatment Provider Code of Ethics. A full list of specific eligibility and application requirements can be found on the NCTTP web page.
The NCTTP test-exemption offer has been extended until May 15, 2018. Applications postmarked after May 15, 2018 will require successful completion of an examination to be awarded the certificate.
NAADAC is proud to celebrate and honor the individuals and organizations that have achieved excellence in the substance use disorders field over the past year. Awards are given in up to seven categories and will be presented during the 2018 NAADAC Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Please submit your nominations by May 31st.
Peer Recovery Support Specialist: Credentialing, Membership, and SAMHSA Webinar
NAADAC recognizes the important role of Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS) in the continuum of care.
Do you want to become a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist (NCPRSS)? Learn how you can earn this credential, position yourself for career opportunities and reimbursement potential, and distinguish yourself as a recovering person that evidences competency and knowledge in recovery support services.
NAADAC is proud to now offer a membership category designed for Peer Recovery Support Specialists. Join NAADAC today to take advantage of all of the benefits NAADAC membership has to offer.
The Substance and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is offering a webinar entitled "Peer Operated Services: Deep Dive into Two Models", on April 18, 2018 from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM EST. Register today and learn more about the successfully employed programs used by Hands Across Long Island and the New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services.
Do you want to learn how to provide Conflict Resolution for Recovery training to other qualified individuals? Join Cynthia Moreno Tuohy for the full-day Train the Trainer training on May 25, 2018. Earn an additional 7 CES!
Register for the Minnesota Workforce Forum on May 11
Do you know any college or high school students in Minnesota who are interested in joining the addiction profession? Invite them to the free Minnesota Workforce Forum on May 11, 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm to attend in-person at the Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.
Learn about the rewards of the addiction profession, workforce needs, state certification & licensing requirements, national certification opportunities, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities.
Visit with local substance use disorder treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities.
The NAADAC Career Center provides a variety of employment listings at no charge for addiction-focused professionals. If you are looking to find a new career, the NAADAC Career Center can help! Check out our latest listings!