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
- Searchable by State, Webinars, or National events
Today's Webinar: Applying Emotional Intelligence to Recovery
Wed, October 25, 2017 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
Presented by Brenda Greig, MBA, MA, LADC, this webinar will teach skill-building exercises to offer clients the ability to deal effectively with emotions – something critical to success in recovery. Gain a greater understanding of the importance of emotional intelligence, how to use it with clients, and how to model responses to address difficult situations.
The webinar will explore how individuals, organizations, and communities can take action today to prevent underage drinking and promote healthier futures for youth and young adults.
NAADAC is excited to partner with SAMHSA for National Prevention Week 2018: Action Today, Healthier Tomorrow, which will take place from May 13-19, 2018. Stay tuned for news and events as the week draws near.
As the weather turns cooler and discussions of Halloween are in the air, it’s important to keep the safety of our loved ones and clients at the top of our minds. Over 157 million people plan to celebrate Halloween this year, according to the National Retail Federation. Typical parties involve ample food and alcohol consumption, and some significant public health consequences now accompany Halloween’s growing popularity.
As you get ready for the festivities, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and NAADAC wish to remind you to remind your clients to party safely. Pass on some expert tips – like what counts as a drink, what’s considered “risky drinking,” and how many drinks are really in that Halloween brew.
The National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP) was created to standardize and unify tobacco competencies, knowledge, and skills on a national level and provides national, unified recognition of professionals who obtain this prestigious certificate. By obtaining the NCTTP, tobacco treatment professionals are demonstrating to employers, third-party payers, and clients their advanced education in evidence-based tobacco competencies, skills, and practice.
To apply for the certificate, candidates must provide evidence of specific education and experience, including successful completion of a CTTTP-accredited Tobacco Treatment Specialist training programand hours of tobacco treatment practice experience following completion of the training. In addition, candidates must be tobacco-free for a minimum of six months and must agree to adhere to the Tobacco Treatment Provider Code of Ethics. A full list of specific eligibility and application requirements can be found on the NCTTP web page.
The initial test-exempt offering of this Certificate will be available until April 15, 2018. Applications postmarked after April 15, 2018 will require successful completion of an examination to be awarded the certificate.
On March 21, 2017, amendments to the federal substance use disorder confidentiality regulations, known as 42 C.F.R. Part 2, took effect.
The Legal Action Center (LAC) provides sample forms and materials for use by substance use programs that comply with the amended regulations, including sample basic consent forms for disclosures to individuals, treating provider entities, third-party payers, and non-treatment provider entities.
The NMFP-AC and NMFP-BHP each provide tuition stipends of up to $15,000, training, professional guidance, and mentoring to students enrolled in counseling or behavioral health Master's degree programs that include an addiction concentration.
Individual trainers, organizations, and academic institutions are invited to apply today to become a NAADAC Approved Education Provider - a status that identifies your program as meeting the nationally approved standards of education developed for the addiction counseling profession.
In addition, your program participants are assured that the contact hours and continuing education (CE) credits provided will be accepted toward national credentialing by the NAADAC Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), as well as be accepted by many of the state licensing/certification bodies in the addiction and other helping professionals.
Last Chance to Submit an Article for the Winter 2017 Magazine
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 New Horizons: Integrating Motivational Styles Study Course includes a 149-page Manual featuring lecture notes, talking points, exercises and role plays that focus on course themes, a CD-ROM, and an Online Study Exam that can be completed for 15 nationally-approved continuing education credits.
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!