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NAADAC’s Calendar of Events is a marketing tool for the promotion of NAADAC, affiliate, and partner events and webinars. Posting events on the calendar is free and easy to do – just click “submit an event” and fill out the event submission form. Adding your event to the NAADAC calendar has many benefits:
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Take NAADAC’s Benefits & Communications Survey & Win a Prize!
NAADAC is reaching out to NAADAC members and non-members to gain insight into how we can better serve and communicate with our members and the addiction profession. Please take a few minutes to share your valuable thoughts to help improve our membership benefits, services, and communications.
Surveys can be answered anonymously, or you can provide your contact information to be entered into a drawing to win one of the following: (1) one of two NAADAC Annual Conference Registrations ($600 value each); (2) one of five signed copies of William White’s The History of Addiction Counseling in the United States (priceless); or (3) one of four $25 Amazon gift cards.
Keep the Pressure On! Contact Your Senators Today to Oppose the Health Care Bill
The health care vote in the Senate has been delayed and proponents of the bill are working hard to get the votes they need to it passed. We need to work harder to protect those affected by substance use disorders.
NAADAC joined over 430 addiction & mental health organizations in signing a letter to Senate leadership addressing serious concerns with how the Senate health care bill will affect the millions of Americans suffering from substance use disorders and mental illness who may lose their health coverage entirely or see reductions in benefits that impede access to needed care.
We need your voice, your story and your activism TODAY, as the new health care bill would:
Deeply cut Medicaid funding, end the Medicaid expansion, impose caps on federal Medicaid funds, and allow states to impose work requirements on certain beneficiaries;
Allow states to remove essential health benefits (which require insurers to cover addiction and mental health benefits); and
Result in millions of people losing their health insurance, including millions of people who need addiction and mental health care
Please call the U.S. Capitol directly at 202-224-3121 to be connected to your Senators to urge a NO vote on the health care bill. Click here to find your Senators.
NAADAC members and non-members are invited to submit poster presentation proposals for display at the 2017 Annual Conference. NAADAC encourages young investigators, researchers, and addiction professionals from diverse organizations and fields to submit.
The 2017 Annual Conference will be held at the Denver Marriott Tech Center from September 22-26, 2017. Posters will be on display throughout the regular conference session days of September 23-25, with presentations taking place on September 24th.
Upcoming Webinar: Treating Eating Disorders as Substance Use Disorders?
Wed, July 12, 2017 @ 3:00 - 4:30pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
Given the complexity and nature of eating disorders, this presentation seeks to shed light on the growing continuum of research pointing to the “addictive” elements driving pathological overeating and the regulation of appetite. This webinar will identify the specific “foods of abuse,” the interplay between biological, cultural, and psychological factors, and the evidence supporting this substance use thesis.
Earn 1.5 CEs (free for NAADAC members - join now!).
2017 AC Spotlight: Claudia Black on Addiction & Trauma in Young Adults
NAADAC is excited to announce that Claudia Black, PhD, will be presenting a keynote session entitled Addiction and Trauma: Complexities of Treating the Young Adult at the upcoming 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice in Denver, Colorado, taking place from September 22nd to September 26th.
Working with young adults with addictive disorders most often also means working with co-occurring disorders of anxiety and depression. Recognizing not just blatant traumas, but addressing developmental trauma is significant in their treatment. In her presentation, Dr. Black will address clinical issues amongst the often ignored population of economically privileged young people. She will provide treatment protocol that recognizes the development needs of this age group that is different from their older counterparts.
This year, NAADAC has partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Healthfor its Annual Public Policy Institute and Hill Day from October 2-3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
This free, two-day event brings together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers and community stakeholders in D.C. for a day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy on October 2nd. After these sessions, Hill Day attendees take to Capitol Hill on October 3rd to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.
Last Chance! Call for Presenters: 2017 SDAAPP Fall Conference
The South Dakota Association of Addiction and Prevention Professionals invites you to participate in our statewide conference through the submission of abstracts for consideration for presentation. The 2017 SDAAPP Fall Conference takes place on September 13-15, 2017 in Rapid City, SD.
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!