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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On October 2-3, 2017, NAADAC partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health and 20 national advocacy organizations to host the 2017 Public Policy Institute and Hill Day in Washington, D.C. This free-two day event brought together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers, and stakeholders for a day of education on federal health policy, then a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities. In addition, NAADAC hosted an Advocacy in Action Briefing and Reception on October 1, 2017 to brief NAADAC advocates on NAADAC’s legislative agenda and advocacy activities, and legislation important to addiction professionals.
Specifically, the Hill Day agenda focused on the following:
NAADAC Legislator of the Year: Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08)
At NAADAC’s Advocacy in Action Reception on October 1, 2017, Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, from the 8th Congressional district of Pennsylvania, was honored as NAADAC’s Legislator of the Year for his work combating drug and opioid abuse and addiction during his first term in office.
NAADAC applauds Representative Fitzpatrick's effots and dedication, including his work as a vice-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, the introduction of the Road to Recovery Act and INTERDICT Act, his participation in the call to President Trump to declare the opioid crisis a national state of emergency, his work with the Congressional Addiction, Treatment, and Recovery Caucus, and his work to save Medicare and reform our healthcare system through bipartisan solutions.
Representatives from NAADAC's Texas affiliate, the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP), met with Senator Ted Cruz to discuss the importance of providing resources for substance use disorder treatment and various legislation important to addiction professionals.
MGM Resorts have expressed a need for trauma counselors. If you are able to go and help, please consider doing so, and if not, please pass the message along to your colleagues who are in a position to help.
NAADAC's Southwest Regional Vice President, Julio Landero, has been present to provide counseling services, and has reported that bilingual (Spanish speaking) counselors are particularly needed.
Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. However, mental illness affects everyone directly or indirectly through family, friends or coworkers. Despite mental illnesses’ reach and prevalence, stigma and misunderstanding are also, unfortunately, widespread.
The last several weeks and months have been devastating and heartbreaking for Americans across the United States and its territories. Making counseling resources available to those who need them is vitally important.
SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters.
This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories.
Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.
Spanish speakers: From the U.S., text Hablanos to 66746 and from Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, text Hablanos to 1-212-461-4635.
Upcoming Webinar: Influences on Addiction and Mental Health in the LGBT Population
Wed, October 11, 2017 @ 3:00 - 5:00 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
This free webinar will focus on the influences on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population that lead to higher rates of using substances as a coping skill, provide a self-assessment of your preparation for providing services to LGBT clients, and examine your practices for LGBT affirmative practices.
Submit an Article for the Winter 2017 Magazine - Deadline October 31th
Do you have an innovative evidence-based clinical skill, strategy, or research to share? Have your years of experience as an addiction professional given you unique insights into addiction prevention, intervention, treatment, or recovery?
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!