Friday, January 31, 2014

January 30, 2014

Join a NAADAC Committee

Share your expertise and chart the future of the nation's largest professional organization for addiction-focused professionals.

NAADAC has Standing Committees on the following topics: Bylaws, Clinical Issues, Ethics, Nominations and Elections, and Public Policy.

In addition, NAADAC has the following Ad Hoc Committees:
Awards Sub-Committee;
Adolescent Specialty Committee;
International Committee;
Membership Retention Committee;
Mentoring Committee;
National Addiction Studies and Standards Collaborative Committee;
Peer Assistance Committee; and
Student Committee.

Free NAADAC Webinar: 
What Does Science Say? Reviewing Recovery Research

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 @ 3-5pm EST 
(2 CST/1 MST/12 PST)

Produced by NAADAC Institute Webinar Series

In this free webinar, Bill White will review what is known about the resolution of severe alcohol and other drug problems from the standpoint of scientific and historical research. The review will include information on the prevalence of recovery as well as the pathways, styles, stages, degrees and durability of recovery. Don’t miss this important installment of the Recovery to Practice (RTP) Webinar Series, and learn about the latest recovery-oriented research from the addiction profession’s leading expert.

NAADAC members earn 2 free CE credits (Join Now) that are accepted by NAADAC, NBCC, OASAS, CAADE and the American Probation and Parole Association.

Never attended a webinar before? Get your questions answeredhere.

New NIDA Resources for Treatment of Teens with SUDs

On January 23, 2014, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released two resources to help parents, health care providers, and substance use disorders treatment specialists treat teens struggling with drug abuse, as well as identify those who might be at risk.

A new online publication, Principles of Adolescent Substance Use Disorder Treatment: A Research Based Guide, describes the treatment approaches.

To increase early screening of adolescent substance abuse, theSubstance Use Disorders in Adolescents: Screening and Engagement in Primary Care Settings educational module was created.

Become a Nationally Certified Adolescent Addictions Counselor (NCAAC)

Raise your professional stature by becoming a Nationally Certified Adolescent Addictions Counselor (NCAAC), a national credential that recognizes the clinical standard and the highest level of professional competencies for practitioners treating adolescents with substance use disorders (SUDs).

The National Certification Examination for Adolescent Addiction Counselors was developed to address the emerging need to:
Distinguish a set of skills indicating proficiency in demonstrated clinical practice when treating adolescents;

Identify a thorough awareness of adolescent development; and 

Differentiate issues related to co-occurring disorders that practitioners show expertise in understanding when working with adolescents. 

Apply for SAMHSA's Project LIFT

Are you an emerging behavioral health leader who provides direct services to predominantly African-Americans, Hispanic/Latino(a)s, American Indian/Alaska Natives, or rural populations?

SAMHSA’s Project LIFT (Leadership Initiatives for Tomorrow) is presently recruiting behavioral health peers and professionals who serve any of the populations noted above. This free six-month leadership development program is designed to enhance emerging leaders’ leadership competencies and skills related to health reform.

Deadline for Applications: February 7, 2014

Share Your Clients' Success Stories!

NAADAC is looking for stories from clients/patients on the positive impact of addiction-focused professionals on their recovery. These stories will be used in advocacy efforts and can be submitted anonymously (please include the state they are from). For more information or to submit your story, please contact our Communications Associate, Jessica Gleason.

New Extended Deadline: February 24, 2014

Is Your Practice Recovery-Oriented?

Do you use recovery-oriented principles and practices? What is your definition of recovery? SAMHSA describes the four major dimensions that support a life in recovery as:
Health: overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) as well as living in a physically and emotionally healthy way;
Home: a stable and safe place to live;
Purpose: meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family caretaking or creative endeavors and the independence, income and resources to participate in society; and
Community: relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope,

Brush up on your recovery-oriented counseling skills and practices by participating in NAADAC's Recovery to Practice (RTP) Initiative. Watch free webinars, read free magazine articles, attend live events, and complete a recovery-oriented certificate program.

Early Bird Registration Ends Tomorrow!

Early Bird Registration for NAADAC's 2014 Advocacy in Action Conference ends tomorrow, January 31st! Join addiction professionals from around the country from March 2–4 in Washington, D.C. to learn about public policy issues affecting your clients and your profession, and bring your day-to-day experiences and stories to decision-makers at all levels of government.

Don't forget to make your hotel reservations at the Holiday Inn & Suites Alexandria-Historic District by February 24, 2014 to receive a preferred rate of $129/night. Please mention NAADAC when making your reservation over the phone at 877-504-0047.

Live IL Training with NAADAC ED

Presented by NAADAC and the Illinois Association of Addiction Professionals (IAAP)

Explore the long-term impact of behavioral learning on emotional development and maturity. Join Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, Executive Director of NAADAC, on March 17, 2014 at the Illinois Certification Board Spring Conference for her training, Romancing the Brain in Recovery: Conflict Resolution in Recovery & Relapse Prevention. 

This training will provide an effective, cost-efficient, feasible model for improving clients' conflict resolution knowledge, attitudes and skills and help reduce relapse and sustain recovery of adult and adolescent substance use, abuse and dependent clients.

[ Register ] and [ Event Flyer ]

Membership Benefit #1: Free Online Continuing Education

NAADAC Continuing Education (CE) credits are completely free for NAADAC members. Members have access to over 70 hours of free on-demand webinars, offered online to watch at your convenience. Simply watch the webinar/online course of your choice, complete the online CE quiz, and receive a free CE certificate to use towards your license or credential.

All continuing education provided by NAADAC has the following approval and acceptance:
National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
California Association for Alcohol/Drug Educators (CAADE)

Archived Webinar: Defining Addiction Recovery

This free webinar highlights the emergence of recovery as an organizing paradigm for addiction treatment, outline the challenges in defining recovery and related concepts, review samples of work to date to define recovery, and discuss areas of emerging consensus and continued contention in defining recovery. Earn 1.5 CE credits!

Update Your NAADAC Profile

Start the year off on the right foot! Log into NAADAC to verify your contact information and preferences to make sure you are taking advantage of everything NAADAC has to offer.

NAADAC Career Center

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 listing:

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