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!
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:
- Listed on NAADAC's main calendar
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We Need Your Voice! Contact Your Senators Today to Oppose the Health Care Bill
As Congress returns to Washington this week, Senate leaders are hoping to release a new version of their repeal and replace legislation, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), as soon as Thursday with a vote as early as next week. We need your voice, your story and your activism TODAY!
NAADAC joined over 450 addiction & mental health organizations in signing an updated 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.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.
Today's 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!).
In 2008, the US House of Representatives established July as Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. This observance aims to improve access to mental health treatment and services for multicultural communities through increased public awareness. Learn more from the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) about what you can do to raise awareness in your community.
Last Chance to Submit Poster Presentations Proposals for the 2017 Annual Conference
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. Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 16, 2017
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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:
one of two NAADAC Annual Conference Registrations ($600 value each);
one of five signed copies of William White’s The History of Addiction Counseling in the United States (priceless); or
The 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice in Denver, CO, features breakout sessions in nine different subject tracks, including Practice Management, Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Skills, Recovery, Co-Occuring Disorders, Process Addictions, Cultural Humility, Professional Development, and Education.
Co-Occuring Disorders presentations include:Saturday, September 23, 2017
Eating Disorders & Food Addiction: Where Do They Fit?, presented by Marty Lerner, PhD
Learned Helplessness, Perceived Control and the Impact on Addiction and Co-Occurring Disorders, presented by Susan Shipp, MA, LPC, CACD III, MAC
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Build Confidence in Dealing with Suicidality in Substance Use Disorder Counseling, presented by Randi Jensen MA, LMHC, CDP & Terry Markmann RN, MA
A Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Managing Emotion Dysregulation in Addiction Treatment, presented by Osvaldo Cabral MA, LPC, LAC & Bari Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Monday, September 25, 2017
Building Resiliency for Clients with Mental Health, Cognitive and Substance Use Disorders, presented by Rick Krueger MA, LPCC, LADC
Clinical Education and Interventions for Defense Structures of Co-Occurring Populations, presented by Brian Lengfelder, LCPC, CAADC, SAP, MAC
In addition to these specific tracks, the conference will feature over five days of presentations, professional development, networking, exhibits, culture, and community from September 22-26, 2017 in Dever, CO. Earn up to 34.75 CEs!
Do you work for or run a treatment center? Download the new NAADAC for Treatment Providers brochure to learn how your treatment center can partner with NAADAC as an organizational member, to give staff members individual NAADAC memberships, and for professional staff development through NCC AP’s national addiction-specific credentials and NAADAC education, training, and professional development.NAADAC can help treatment providers:
Build business and brand recognition through an engaged network of more than 48,000 addiction professionals;
Keep your team up-to-date on latest addiction-related educational offerings, news, and events;
Save money on malpractice insurance, professional development, and continuing education expenses;
Develop staff leadership skills;
Ensure staff adhere to ethical standards
Improve employee recruitment and retention; and
Ensure your clients receive the highest quality of care.
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!