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:
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We Still Need Your Voice! Contact Your Senators Today to Oppose a Repeal of the ACA
While the Senate Healthcare bill has been defeated, the healthcare fight is not done in Washington. The current plan is to force the Senate to vote on legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) early next week and give Congress two years to devise a replacement. NAADAC believes this action will undermine efforts to address the opioid crisis, significantly worsen the public health epidemic, and make it harder for people with substance use disorders to get the help they desperately need.
We must stay persistent in our protection of people who rely on the ACA and Medicaid for comprehensive health coverage, services, and supports that help them to live full lives in recovery.We urge legislators on both sides of the aisle to work together to find improvements and workable fixes within the framework of the ACA. Please call the U.S. Capitol directly at 202-224-3121 to urge your Senators to vote NO on repealing the ACA. Click here to find your Senators.
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New Basics of Addiction Counseling Module II Now Available for Purchase
Do you want to follow NAADAC’s staff and leadership as they attend conferences, trainings, and events to educate addiction professionals and advocate for the best interests of NAADAC members, communities and the addiction profession?NAADAC’s In the Field blog follows NAADAC staff and leadership as they travel around the world to work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.
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Upcoming Webinar: NOW What’re We Supposed to Do? Evidence-Based Practices for Medication-Assisted Treatment
Wed, July 26, 2017 @ 3:00 - 5:00pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
With the current opioid overdose epidemic in full flood, Medication-Assisted Treatment is on the horizon of every treatment provider. However, opioid maintenance therapy with medications such as naltrexone, Subutex and methadone challenge both the treatment philosophy and delivery systems of many programs. This webinar will examine the philosophy, research, medications, and evidence-based practices for effective MAT.Earn 2 CEs (free for NAADAC members - join now!).
2017 AC Spotlight: Cardwell C. Nuckols on The Art & Science of Healing: Finding the Healing Self Inside
NAADAC is excited to announce that Cardwell C. Nuckols, PhD, will be presenting a keynote session entitled The Art & Science of Healing: Finding the Healing Self Inside at the upcoming 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice in Denver, Colorado, taking place from September 22nd to September 26th.
Experience the awareness and awakening of your healing SELF in this powerful program for those who are seeking to enhance their healing potential. This skills building training will increase your clinical effectiveness. It has been stated that as much as 75% of recovery from psychiatric (psychological) disorders such as depression is attributable to the various aspects of the relationship between the therapist and patient. Evidence-based approaches are important but without the creation of a healing relationship compliance is uncertain and effectiveness marginal, at best. The skills training event will help participants learn to take advantage of their natural healing potential. The neurobiology behind this potential will be explained in detail.
Join SAMHSA at the Voice Awards in person in Los Angeles or via webcast on August 16, 2017, and help honor people in recovery and their family members who are community champions seeking to improve the lives of people with mental illnesses and addictions. This year, the Voice Awards is putting the spotlight on individuals and entertainment productions that provide hope and support those past and present service members who have faced mental health and addiction challenges.Due to high demand, please reserve your seat (whether in-person or online ) no later than Friday, August 4.
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World Hepatitis Day: July 28th
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) brings the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. Hepatitis B (HBV) and hepatitis C (HCV) are the most common viral hepatitis infections transmitted through the risk behaviors that people with substance use disorders often engage in. Approximately 800,000 – 1.4 million people are living with HBV and 2.7-3.9 million people are living with HCV in the United States.
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
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.
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!