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!
In addition, attendees may register to attend one of seven full-day pre-conference sessions on September 28, 2019, one full-day post-conference session on October 2, or two full-day post-conference sessions on October 2 - 3.
NAADAC Announces New Mid-South Regional Vice President
NAADAC is pleased to announce the new Mid-South Regional Vice President, John Cates, MA, LCDC. Cates has worked with substance use disorder treatment for 42 years and has been a member of NAADAC since the 1980s. He has served in every office available for NAADAC’s Houston chapter of the Texas affiliate, TAAP. He is currently serving on TAAP’s Board of Directors and the Houston chapter board. He has been active in advocacy with NAADAC since the 1980s and is presently co-chair of TAAP's Houston chapter’s Advocacy Committee.
Cates has made many advocacy visits to Washington, D.C., and Austin, TX. For decades, he has actively promoted, attended, and presented at a multitude of NAADAC conferences and activities around the United States, most recently presenting at NAADAC's 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot for the Stars in Houston, TX. Cates has been the recipient of many awards, including NAADAC’s Lora Roe Memorial Counselor of the Year Award in 2001, TAAP’s Counselor of the Year, and the Houston chapter’s Counselor of the Year. He was recently honored with placement in TAAP's Houston chapter's Hall of Fame.
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week (NDAFW) is a health observance week for teens that aims to Shatter the Myths about drug and alcohol use. This year, National Drug and Alcohol Facts week is taking place Tuesday, January 22nd to Sunday, January 27th.
NDAFW brings teens together with scientists and other experts to discuss drugs and alcohol use and their effects on the brain, body and behaviors. It gives teens the opportunity to ask questions and for experts to dispel myths about drugs and alcohol that teens get from the internet, tv, and friends.
NAADAC Welcomes New Director of Training & Professional Development
NAADAC is excited to welcome Samson Teklemariam, LPC, CPTM, as its new Director of Training & Professional Development. In this position, Teklemariam will manage NAADAC’s training, education, and professional development programs and product development, including our webinars, online courses and manuals, continuing education approvals, and educational programming for our national, regional, and state conferences and trainings.
Teklemariam has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 10 years. With a background in CBT and experience leveraging eclectic clinical models, he has worked in a variety of treatment settings, including school-based, inpatient, adolescent academies, outpatient, prison-based, private practice, and family counseling settings. Teklemariam previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning & Development; in this role, he managed a training department covering 100+ programs in 12 states.
Wed, January 23, 2018 @ 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET (2 CT/1 MT/12 PT)
Join presenter Beth Donnellan, MEd, ABD, CCTP, CATP, for this free NAADAC webinar, which will discuss how to explore the psychopharmacology of nicotine use, the culture of vaping, and strategies for prevention and treatment. Participants will learn how healthy factors of adolescent development add to the risk of becoming addicted to nicotine.
Earn 1.5 CEs (free for NAADAC members - join now!).
This program is made possible by a grant awarded to the NBCC Foundation in collaboration with NAADAC, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The program will administer up to 40 Master’s degree-level counseling fellowships of $15,000 for addictions counseling students, plus the travel expenses to participate in other program-related trainings.
The NHSC seeks addiction professionals who want to serve the nation's underserved rural, urban, and tribal communities. The SUD Workforce LPR offers eligible clinicians up to $75,000 in student loan repayment in exchange for a three-year commitment to provide SUD treatment services at NHSC-approved sites.
Approved sites are located across the U.S., in both urban and rural areas. Visit the Health Workforce Connector to see if your current employer is already approved which then makes you eligible to apply for loan repayment.
Application Deadline: February 21, 2019 at 7:30 pm ET
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!