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!
Development of the 2019 NAADAC Webinar Series is underway, and we invite you to collaborate with us! The Webinar Series is wildly successful, with over 130,000 professionals trained so far.
If you are a subject-matter expert on a topic relevant to addiction professionals, we encourage you to complete the online Call for Webinar Presentations for a chance to present on a nationally-broadcasted webinar.
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, Pharmacotherapy, Clinical Skills, Cultural Humility, Process Addictions, Recovery Support, Education/INCASE, and Peer Recovery. Earn up to 42 CEs!
Cultural Humility presentations include:
Saturday, October 06, 2018
How Cultural and Linguistic Competence Can Help Reduce Disparities in Behavioral Health, presented by Pierluigi Mancini, PhD
Harm Reduction: Are We Ready For It? Lessons from Portugal, presented by Eluterio Blanco, Jr., MAC, LADC & Rachita Sharma, LPC-S, CRC
Sunday, October 07, 2018
Minority Stress Considerations in Substance Use Treatment for LGBTQ People, presented by Kate Lehmann, MA, LADC, SAP, ADCR-MN
No God No Problem: Accommodating a Growing Appetite for Secular 12 Step Facilitation, presented by Joe Chisholm
Monday, October 08, 2018
Women Only: Could This be the Secret?, presented by Darlene Walker, MA, CATC IV, NAC & Lynda Sanchez MA, CATC
"Why Does Grandma Fall So Much?" - Substance Use Disorders in the Elderly, presented by Michael Bricker, MS, CADC-2, NCAC II, LPC
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.
Join presenter William Brock, PhD, for this free NAADAC webinar designed to introduce professionals in the field of substance use disorder treatment to the use of cognitive therapy strategies for the treatment of compulsive/maladaptive sexual behavior.
Register for the Illinois Workforce Forum on July 23
Do you know any college or high school students in Illinois who are interested in joining the addiction profession? Invite them to the free Illinois Workforce Forum on July 23, 2018 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.
NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) have joined forces with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute 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.
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.
July was designated as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in 2008 to bring awareness to the unique struggles that underrepresented groups face in regard to mental illness across the country.
While the term ‘minority’ is traditionally associated with racial, ethnic, or cultural minorities within the US, Mental Health America (MHA)works to expand this term to include individuals from a wide-range of marginalized and underserved communities, including those who may identify as part of the the LGBTQ+ spectrum, refugee and immigrant groups, religious groups, and others who are often overlooked. Through these efforts, MHA and others aim to shed light on the multitude of mental health experiences within these communities.
The 2018 Recovery Month Toolkit and other materials are now available to view and download from the Recovery Month website. Communities across the country use these materials to organize events, issue proclamations, increase public awareness, and encourage individuals in need of services and their friends and families to seek help.
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!