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: 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.
NAADAC, in partnership with the Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Inc. (ATTUD), and the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) offers the National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP).
The 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 NCTTP test-exemption offer has been extended until May 15, 2018. Applications postmarked after May 15, 2018 will require successful completion of an examination to be awarded the certificate.
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 papers on the assigned topic in that year and applied directly to the students' educational debt.
For 2018, research papers must be on one of the following four topics:
Recruitment of Young Professionals in the Addiction Profession
Community Mobilization/Development for Substance Use Disorders
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!
With the 21st century well underway, many addictions professionals are seeking answers to pivotal questions about using technology – from apps to augmented reality to robotics – in addictions treatment. In her keynote presentation, Dr. Maheu will discuss the role of technology in addictions care as well as the legal issues involved.
Telehealth is increasingly being relied upon to meet an ever-growing demand for addiction services. However, with this innovative, fast-moving technology comes with it a new set of ethical and legal issues. In her pre-conference presentation, Dr. Maheu will provide a practical overview of telebehavioral health laws and evidence-based techniques required by the NAADAC ethical code.
Last Chance to 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 this Saturday in-person at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, or via satellite at Eastern New Mexico University at Roswell, New Mexico Highlands University, New Mexico State University, or Western New Mexico University.
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.
SAMHSA Launches The Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) new Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center aims to provide communities, clinicians, policy-makers and others in the field with the information and tools they need to incorporate evidence-based practices into their communities or clinical settings.
SAMHSA's Resource Center contains a collection of scientifically-based resources for a broad range of audiences, including Treatment Improvement Protocols, toolkits, resource guides, clinical practice guidelines, and other science-based resources. [ More Information ]
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; and
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!