Friday, September 13, 2013

September 12, 2013The NAADAC Conference

September 12, 2013The NAADAC Conference Honors Outstanding ProfessionalsFour professionals and one agency are being honored for outstanding service at the 2013 NAADAC Annual conference on October 13, 2013. Those being recognized are a diverse set of professionals:Ebony Jamillah Stockton, M.Ed., LCAS, CCDP, CSAC - Mel Schulstad Professional of the YearThe Mel Schulstad Professional of the Year award was created in November 1979 and is named after the first President of NAADAC. The award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the advancement of the addiction counseling profession.Currently serving as the only Dual Diagnosis Counselor at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Stockton counsels active duty members and their dependents who suffer from co-occurring disorders with mental health issues and addiction issuesDavid “Mac” Macmaster, CSAC, TTS - William F. "Bill" Callahan AwardThis award recognizes sustained and meritorious service at the national level to the profession of addiction counseling.A certified addiction counselor, program director and administrator, grant writer, program developer, interpersonal skills trainer and prevention specialist, Macmaster is co-founder and managing consultant for the Wisconsin Nicotine Treatment Integration Project (WINTIP) in Madison, Wisconsin.Mary Sugden, CADC II, LADC I - Lora Roe Memorial Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor of the YearThis award is presented to a counselor who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession of addiction counseling.Sugden began her career working with families, women, local courts, driver alcohol education and extended care. Characterized by her thoughtfulness, she has a great respect for an individual no matter the circumstances that brought him or her to the clinic.McLeod Center - NAADAC Organizational Achievement AwardPresented to organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the addiction profession and particularly strong support for the individual addiction professional.In 1969, when drug addicts walked the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, with nowhere to go to begin a journey of recovery, Open House was founded to provide a welcoming starting point. From humble beginnings, with a small staff in a YMCA basement, Open House grew into the McLeod Center of today; the largest treatment center in North Carolina, employing over 300.James Martin, MSW, CSW, NCAC II, MAC, CEAP, SAP - Lifetime Honorary Membership AwardThis award recognizes an individual or entity who has established outstanding service through a lifetime of consistent contributions to the advancement of NAADAC, the addiction profession and its professionals.Nominated by the Michigan Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (MAADAC), Martin has 30 years of experience in mental health and is a former chairperson of the NAADAC National Certification Commission. He has received an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field from the Governor’s Advisory Board on Substance Abuse and Distinguished Service Awards from the Michigan Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and NAADAC.[ Learn More about NAADAC Awards ] Want to be a part of the celebration? Come to the NAADAC national conference being held in Atlanta, Ga., on October 13, 2013.[ Annual Conference Details ] Summaries from the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and HealthThis report and the detailed tables present a first look at results from the2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States aged 12 years old or older. Both the report and detailed tables present national estimates of rates of use, numbers of users, and other measures related to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products, with a focus on trends between 2011 and 2012 and from 2002 to 2012, as well as differences across population subgroups in 2012. NSDUH national estimates related to mental health and NSDUH State-level estimates related to both substance use and mental health will be published in separate releases in the fall of 2013.[ Summary of National Findings ] and [ Detailed Tables ] NAADAC's New Logo Coming SoonWe’re weeks away from the launch of the new NAADAC website and with that NAADAC's new logo. Keep an eye out starting October 1st for all the new places we are going to pop up.   Subscribe to SAMHSA's Prescription Drug Abuse Weekly UpdateTo raise public awareness about prescription drug abuse and how best to prevent and treat it, SAMHSA produces a weekly email calledPrescription Drug Abuse Weekly Update. The Weekly Update aims to help reduce prescription drug abuse, especially in workplaces, by providing useful information to behavioral health professionals, consumers, and caregivers on prescription drug misuse, abuse, prevention, and treatment. It contains summaries and links to resources that feature cutting-edge research and late-breaking news on prescription drug abuse. This timely and useful information is gathered from newspapers, professional journals, magazines, and other authoritative sources from throughout the nation.[ Subscribe to Weekly Update ] or [ View Previous Issues ] NAADAC Social Media 101: Week 1NAADAC has ramped up its social media presence, on sites such as Twitter,Facebook , LinkedIn, & Instagram. For newcomers, social media can seem confusing, but we believe that it’s a great tool for NAADAC members/friends to affect a positive change in the ongoing conversation about addiction.Each week we will bring a new social media tip. Let's start with the basics for effective and fun social media use:# = Hashtag (You may remember it as the ‘Pound’ sign)The # is used to label groups and topics. You can search Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for particular #’s if you would like to engage in conversation, or find out more information about that label group or topic.For example: This month is Recovery Month. #RecoveryMonth should be used for all posts pertaining to Recovery Month.  Affiliate Events2013 IAAP Annual ConferenceHosted by the Indiana Association for Addiction ProfessionalsSeptember 27, 2013Indianapolis, INStephanie L. Lusk, Ph.D., CRC, presents "Pharmacology for Addictions Counselors: What Every Counselor Needs to Know"[ More Information ] Implications of Health Care Reform for the Addictions WorkforceFriday, September 13, 2013, 9:00 am - 3:00 pmUC Berkeley Extension, CaliforniaWhat Changes will the ACA Bring to Addiction Professionals? Join us in a lively panel presentation and discussion about the effects the Affordable Care Act will have on the California Addiction Workforce. Following the panel, let your concerns be heard in a question/answer session on how the Affordable Care Act will affect your organization and your team.Speakers/Moderators:Dr. Tom McLellan: CEO & Co-founder - The Treatment Research InstituteCynthia Moreno Tuohy: Executive Director - NAADAC, the Association for Addiction ProfessionalsDr. Stan Weisner: Director of Behavioral Health Sciences - UC Berkeley ExtensionTom Gorham: President - APAC; Program Director - Options Recovery ServicesDave Neilsen: Dep. Director Program Services, Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs[ More Information ] or [ Registration Form]NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals1001 N. Fairfax Street, Suite 201, Alexandria, VA 22314Phone: 703.741.7686 / 800.548.0497Send To Friend | Unsubscribe

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