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
Announcing NAADAC 2018 Annual Conference: Call for Presentations
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, invites you to submit a proposal to present at its 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot for the Stars in Dallas, TX on October 5-9, 2018.
NAADAC members and non-members are invited to submit presentation proposals for 1.5 hour breakout sessions. NAADAC encourages young investigators, researchers, and addiction and co-occurring professionals from diverse organizations and disciplines to submit.
The Education & FASD Toolkit was created to help educators and families to work better in partnerships to provide the necessary interventions to help students reach their maximum potential and prevent some of the adverse life circumstances associated with FASD.
The toolkit contains a variety of resources including:
Written materials like handbooks, fact sheets, and guides (in downloadable format);
Webinars from experts in the field; and
Videos by specialists, teachers, families, and those living with FASD.
Under the March 2016 final rule, CMS applied certain mental health and substance use disorder parity provisions of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA) to the coverage provided to enrollees of Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), Medicaid alternative benefit plans (ABPs), and CHIP to ensure that financial requirements and treatment limitations on mental health and substance use disorder benefits generally are no more restrictive than the requirements and limitations that apply to medical and surgical benefits in these programs.
CMS has received a number of questions regarding this final rule, and the purpose of this FAQ document is to capture the most common questions and concerns that have been identified by states and stakeholders.
Upcoming Webinar - Neurocounceling: Bridging the Recovery Gap
Wed, November 8, 2017 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
Presented by Christine Chasek, Ph.D., LIMHP, LADC, MAC, LPC, this webinar will cover the basics of neurocounseling and highlight two interventions that addiction counselors can use in their practice. Neurocounseling is a relatively new approach in addiction treatment that has been shown to be effective for a variety of addiction-related issues including recovery management and relapse prevention. Addiction counselors can help clients bridge the gap between brain and behavior by becoming “brain-wise” and using neurocounseling interventions that target recovery and relapse prevention.
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 program and 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.
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.
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!