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!
Today's Webinar: Neuroscience of Addiction: A New Way to Think about Recovery
Wed, March 28, 2018 @ 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
This webinar will provide an encompassing, but easy to understand summary of what the latest neuroscience research tells us about how to conceptualize addiction. We will start with a fundamental understanding of existing misconceptions that perpetuate stigma and relapse-prone treatment. Then we will cover the best-known studies that inform the most effective and constructive ways of understanding what drives the psychology and behaviors of substance use disorders and process addictions.
Earn 1.5 CEs (free for NAADAC members - join now!).
Final Days For NAADAC's March to Membership Drive – New & Lapsed Members* Save $20 or More in March!
There's less than a week left to join or rejoin NAADAC and take advantage of the March to Membership and save $20 or more off your annual dues!
Offer ends at midnight March 31, 2018
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*Offer only valid for new NAADAC members or previous NAADAC membership lapsed 24 months or more.
The training will focus on understanding, referring, and treating individuals who have co-occurring disorders. Presenter Tom Durhman, PhD, LADC, will dispel myths related to mental illness treatment and cover the consequential barriers to effective care of co-occurring disorders.
The training will address:
Commonly encountered mental disorders;
DSM-5 diagnostic criteria;
Applicable screening and assessment instruments;
Issues surrounding medication management; and
Coordinating care with other mental health professionals.
Register for the New Mexico Youth Workforce Forum on April 14
Do you know any college or high school students in New Mexico who are interested in joining the addiction profession?Invite them to the free New Mexico Youth Workforce Forum on April 14, 2018 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM.
NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have joined forces with the Behavioral Health Service Division of New Mexico to reach out to build awareness and educate high school and college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the substance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the number of college/university students choosing to enter the behavioral health field and specializing in these disciplines. Other partners include the New Mexico Highlands University (NMHU), New Mexico State University (NMSU), Western New Mexico University (WNMU), Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell (ENMUR), University of New Mexico (UNM), Behavioral Health Service Division of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Area Health Education Centers.
Learn about the rewards of the addiction profession, workforce needs, state certification & licensing requirements, national certification opportunities, networking and mentoring connections, and other professional development opportunities.
Visit with local substance use disorder treatment providers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities.
The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health is awarded to individuals, groups, or organizations that have demonstrated at least one of the following criteria:
Contributions to improve understanding of, or treatment for, mental disorders (basic biomedical or clinical research);
Innovations in mental health services (counseling, clinical care, prevention, amelioration of symptoms, or promotion of mental health); or,
Accomplishments in public policy or public leadership that enhance public understanding of mental disorders, foster advances in science, improve access to or delivery of mental health services, or otherwise promote mental health.
To encourage a broad range of candidates, there are no constraints on the education, profession, or specific discipline of individuals, groups, or organizations.
Last Week of AmazonSmile Tripling NERF Donation Amount
Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase until March 31st.
What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. By using this link every time you shop on Amazon, 0.5% (or 1.5% for your first purchase in March!) of your total will be donated by Amazon to the NAADAC Education Research Foundation (NERF).
Here is a step-by-step "how to" guide that walks you through how to use AmazonSmile.
The conference will feature presentations by NAADAC Leadership:
Keynote: Rein in Your Brain – presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director;
Supervision in AOD Counseling – presented by Kansas Cafferty, LMFT, NCC AP Commissioner;
Accreditation of Addiction Studies Program – presented by John Korkow, LAC, PhD, SAP, Chair of the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission and Kirk Bowden, PhD, LPC, MAC, SAP, NAADAC Immediate Past President
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!