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!
Accepting Student Submissions for the William White Scholarship
The William White Student Scholarship was created to promote student addiction studies research and develop the importance of student research projects in NASAC accredited programs, NAADAC approved programs in higher education, or an accredited addiction studies higher education program acknowledged by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Submission deadline: May 31, 2018.
The William White Student Scholarship will be awarded to one graduate NAADAC student member and one undergraduate NAADAC student member with the best student addiction research paper on the assigned topic in that year and applied directly to the students' educational debt.
One undergraduate student will receive $1,000.
One graduate student will receive $2,000.
Scholarship monies will be submitted in the students’ names to their educational debtor.
NAADAC is proud to celebrate and honor the individuals and organizations that have achieved excellence in the substance use disorders field over the past year. Awards are given in up to seven categories and will be presented during the 2018 NAADAC Annual Conference in Houston, TX. Please submit your nominations by May 31st.
Do you want to learn how to provide Conflict Resolution for Recovery training to other qualified individuals? Join Cynthia Moreno Tuohy for the full-day Train the Trainer training on May 25, 2018. Earn an additional 7 CES!
2018 Annual Conference – Practice Management Track
The 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot For The Stars from October 5-9 in Houston, TX, features breakout sessions in nine different subject tracks, including Practice Management, Co-Occurring Disorders, Psychopharmacology, Clinical Skills, Cultural Humility, Process Addictions, Recovery Support, Education/INCASE, and Peer Recovery. Earn up to 42 CEs!
Practice Management presentations include:
Saturday, October 06, 2018
Improving Opioid MAT Prescribing Readiness, presented by Todd Molfenter, PhD
Impacting National Addiction & Recovery Policy & Legislation – What You Can Do at Home & in DC, presented by Sherri Layton, MBA, LCDC, CCS and Michael Kemp NCAC I, ICS, CSAC, CSW
Grant Writing 101, presented by Bruce Reed, PhD, LCDC, CRC and Miranda Lopez PhD(c), MA
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Caring for the Caring: Organizational Policies to Support Providers Working with Trauma Survivors, presented by W. David Holden, LPC, LPCS, LCAS, CCS
Ethics and Social Media, presented by Kelly Scraggs, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, MAC
Monday, October 08, 2018
Measuring Outcomes to Improve the Delivery of Care, Treatment and Services, presented by Megan Marx-Varela, MPA
Compassionate Culture Shift for Recovery Services, presented by Megan Fisher, LCAC, LMHCA, CADAC IV
In addition to these specific tracks, the conference will feature five days of presentations, professional development, networking, exhibits, culture, and community from October 5-9, 2018 in Houston, TX.
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.
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.
Upcoming Webinar: Treating the Relapse Process Using Mindfulness
Wed, April 11, 2018 @ 3:00 - 4:00 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
This presentation recognizes the difficulty of recovery with its potential for a return to active substance use amongst our clientele. The substance use disorder field has made many advances in the area of relapse prevention and treatment, and this presentation will build upon those advances in relation to the effective use of mindfulness and meditation as viable techniques for the treatment of relapse. Through the use of the latest research and clinical experience, the presenter will empower clinicians to use the combined techniques of mindfulness and meditation as effective tools in the treatment of the relapse process.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is April 28th
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on April 28, 2018, aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.
National Alcohol Screening Day 2018 is on Thursday, April 5th. First launched in 1999 by the National Institutes Of Health (NIH), National Alcohol Screening Day aims to increase public awareness around alcohol use disorder – which affects more than 15 million adults in the United States – and the different ways to treat it.
One of the ways to find treatment is to use the Alcohol Treatment Navigator, designed by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). This new comprehensive, yet easy-to-use tool helps individuals and their loved ones navigate the often-complicated process of choosing treatment for alcohol problems.
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!