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The 2018 Annual Conference will be held at the Westin Galleria Houstonfrom October 5-9, 2018. Posters will be on display during Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th with presentations taking place on October 6th.
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.
Join presenter Linda Shaffer, MA, EDS, LCAS, for this free NAADAC webinar that will prepare clinicians and administrators for implementing or improving their buprenorphine medication-assisted outpatient program. Clinicians will explore potential client profiles and learn how to identify appropriate buprenorphine patients. Due to the high rate of co-occurring mental health disorders with opiate use disorder, considerations for that population will be reviewed. Finally, participants will become aware of the value of effective collaboration between therapists and prescribers to create an effective person-centered plan.
Earn 1.5 CEs (free for NAADAC members - join now!).
Train individuals to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders, particularly serious mental illness and/or serious emotional disturbance;
Establish linkages with school and/or community-based mental health agencies to refer individuals with the signs or symptoms of mental illness to appropriate services;
Train emergency services personnel, veterans, law enforcement, fire department personnel, and others to identify persons with a mental disorder and employ crisis de-escalation techniques; and
Educate individuals about resources that are available in the community for individuals with a mental disorder. It is expected that this program will prepare and train others on how to appropriately and safely respond to individuals with mental disorders.
Join NAADAC for briefings on legislation, national budget, advocacy issues, and training for visits to the Hill on November 12, and for meetings on Capitol Hill on November 13. Registration will open soon.
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.
Attendees will be able to earn 7.25 Continuing Education hours (CEs) for this training.
SAMHSA also updated its 2011 guidance, “Applying the Substance Abuse Confidentiality Regulations,” to clarify that wherever the Part 2 regulations refer to a patient’s “spouse,” the regulations must be interpreted to include a same-sex spouse, even if the couple now lives in a jurisdiction that does not recognize same-sex marriage.
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!