Friday, March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019 Through Twelve Steps With Spiritual Truth From Scripture TODAY STEP 6

March 29, 2019 Through Twelve Steps With Spiritual Truth From Scripture TODAY STEP 6 

Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. (World Big Book)

1 Peter 3:10 – For the Scriptures say, “If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies. NLT (GODS BIG BOOK)

By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections Network
Psalm 103v3 He forgives all my sins and Heals all my diseases!

Upcoming Events at MDC

YMDC 5K: April 6
Lace up your running shoes for the 4th Annual YMDC 5K on April 6, 2019 at Sequoyah Hills Park. This race benefits MDC's Youth Metro Drug Coalition's scholarship program and their activities throughout the school year.
Youth Metro Drug Coalition consists of sophomore, junior and senior high school students across Knox County high schools who have a personal connection to addiction or a passion for substance abuse prevention.

Last day to sign up before race day is Wednesday, April 3!
You can also register on race day for an additional $5. 
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East TN Opioid Conference: April 11
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SBIRT Training: April 12
On April 12, Metro Drug Coalition will be hosting an SBIRT Training. This training will equip providers, nurse practitioners, nurses, residents and office managers to: understand the disease process of addiction, recognize the risk factors and causes of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, understand the process of SBIRT (an evidence-based screening tool) to assess risk for substance abuse in patients, and learn ways to implement and administer brief interventions. Click the link below to register today!
Deadline to register is April 10. 
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YP Network & Learn - Presenters Announced

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 
5:30 - 7:30 PM
Graydon - Downtown Cincinnati
(Scripps Center - 312 Walnut St., Suite 1800)

Join us at the third annual YP Network & Learn for networking, appetizers, and drinks with some of the best and brightest young professionals.

Presenting nonprofits will make a short pitch about their group's mission and opportunities to get involved as a volunteer and/or future board member.

There is no cost to attend and a complimentary first drink and light bites will be provided. Space is limited so RSVPs for each attendee is required.
2019 Presenting Nonprofits
Associate Board of Boys Hope Girls Hope Cincinnati
The Children's Home Ambassador Board
Cincinnati Chamber - Hello Cincy & HYPE Cincinnati
Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy
Cincinnati Debate Society
Cincinnati Works YP
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative YP Board
The DAD Initiative
Dragonfly Young Professionals Group
GCF Next
Give Back Cincinnati
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati Young Professionals
Leadership Council for Nonprofits - BOLD program
Lighthouse Young Professionals Committee
Red Shoe Crew
Talbert House Ambassador Board
UpSpring Young Professionals Board
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-Announcing the First TBHI Monthly Tips Video!
-Today's Webinar: Guidelines to Developing Competence with Mindfulness-Based Interventions
-NAADAC Will Be Exhibiting at the 2019 ACA Conference & Expo
-NEW NAADAC Member Benefit: Clocktree Telehealth Platform
-Annual Conference Mobile Event App Sponsorship Available!
-NAADAC Congratulates Dr. Jack Stein on his Appointment as New NIDA Chief of Staff
-Last Chance to Save $20 or More on a NAADAC Membership!
-Join NAADAC & National Council for Behavioral Health in Kosovo
-Schedule Announced for the Northwest Regional Conference
-Scholarships Available for 2019 Annual Conference
-Substance Use Prevention: A Resource Guide for School Staff
-Announcing the 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference Featured Speakers!
-NAADAC Career Center
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-Guidelines to Developing Competence with Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Wed, 03/27/19
3-4:00pm ET
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-Less Is More: A Breakthrough Method for Lasting Change
Wed, 04/10/19
3-4:30pm ET
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-The Uncomfortable Conversation About Slavery, Sex, and HIV
Wed, 04/24/19
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-Blurred Lines: The Convergence of Gaming and Gambling 
Wed, 05/08/19
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-Guiding Clients in Self-Awareness for Authentic Identity Management
Wed, 05/22/19
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-Changing Minds: Implementing Harm Reduction
Wed, 06/12/19
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NAADAC 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference & Hill Day 
Washington, DC 
04/10/19 - 04/11/19
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NAADAC and the National Council for Behavioral Health Delegation to Kosovo 
Pristina, Kosovo 
05/18/19 - 05/24/19
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2019 Northwest Regional Conference: Embracing the Future
Portland, OR 
06/13/19 - 06/15/19
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NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference: Navigating the Addiction Profession
Orlando, FL 
09/28/19 - 10/03/19
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Nashville, TN 
03/25/19 - 03/27/19
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American Counseling Association 2019 Conference & Expo
New Orleans, LA 
03/28/19 - 03/31/19
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The ASAM 50th Annual Conference - Innovations in Addiction Medicine and Science
Orlando, FL 
04/04/19 - 04/07/19
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2019 CAADE Conference
Newport Beach, CA
04/12/19 - 04/14/19
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Faces and Voices of Recovery's 2019 America Honors Recovery Awards Gala & Dinner
Arlington, VA 
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2019 Jordan Peer Recovery Annual Culturally Aligned Peer Recovery Conference
Bowie, MD 
06/27/19 - 06/28/19
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-2019 GACA Spring Conference
St. Simons Island, GA
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-VAPA Annual Meeting & Training 
Burlington, VT
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-IAAP 15th Annual Spring Conference  
Location TBD 
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-MAADAC's 30th Annual Golf Fundraiser
Charlton, MA
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-Virginia Summer Institute for Addiction Studies 2019: Brilliance at the Basics and Beyond 
Williamsburg, VA
07/14/19 - 07/17/19
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Need to fill a position in your agency or educational program? NAADAC's Career Center is the place to go.

Your career ads will reach NAADAC members and a professional mailing list of 48,000+ professionals each week for three months.

That is almost half of the 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals that the Department of Labor estimates work in the United States.

Each career ad runs until its closing date or for three months.

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March 27, 2019

Announcing the First Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) Monthly Tips Video!
NAADAC is excited to present our first monthly video in partnership with Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) to bring telehealth tips to addiction professionals.

TBHI is an institute devoted to training and consultation with professionals seeking to develop the legal, ethical, and clinical competencies related to working with technology in behavioral health.

NAADAC members can receive a discount of up to $299 on TBHI products and services. Join your many excited colleagues to learn how to work legally and ethically from anywhere, anytime.
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Today's Webinar: Guidelines to Developing Competence with Mindfulness-Based Interventions
Wed, March 27, 2019 @ 3-4:00pm ET(2CT/1MT/12PT)

Join presenter John Paulson, ACSW, LCSW, MAC, LCAC, CCS, HS-BCP, for this free NAADAC webinar which will provide an overview of six emerging guidelines for promoting competence with mindfulness-based interventions. It will also highlight adherence scales that can enhance training and supervision, as well as resources for further development.
Earn 1 CE (free for NAADAC members - join now!).

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NAADAC Will Be Exhibiting at the 2019 ACA Conference & Expo
NAADAC will be exhibiting at the 2019 American Counseling Association Conference and Expo from Thursday, March 28 - Saturday, 30, 2019.

Come see us in the Expo Hall at booth #333!

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NEW NAADAC Member Benefit: Clocktree Telehealth Platform
NAADAC is excited to announce its strategic partnership with Clocktree Systems, Inc., to provide an affordable, HIPAA compliant telehealth platform to its members to allow them to meet with clients anytime, anywhere.

NAADAC members can try out the Clocktree platform for up to 10 hours per month for FREE with Clocktree’s starter plan or use up to 100 hours each month for the discounted price of only $41.65 per month for the lifetime of their NAADAC membership. Sign up today!
Annual Conference Mobile Event App Sponsorship Available!
NAADAC invites you to sponsor at the NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference:Navigating the Addiction Profession at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL. Showcase your institution, product, or organization to industry thought leaders and over 1,000 addiction professionals from September 28 - 30, 2019.

The NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference Mobile Event App gives attendees the ability to access session content, the full schedule of events, all general event information, exhibitor listings, and a map of the exhibit hall floor plan right on their mobile devices! As the official sponsor of the conference mobile app, your company will be recognized with a digital ad prominently displayed on the landing page of the app. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to be in the hands of every attendee at the NAADAC 2019 Annual Conference!

Looking for other sponsorship opportunities? NAADAC offers a range of custom sponsorships opportunities to maximize exposure and provide companies with exclusive opportunities to link with other addiction-focused health care professionals and, more importantly, with decision makers in the addiction community.

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NAADAC Congratulates Dr. Jack Stein on his Appointment as New NIDA Chief of Staff
NAADAC is pleased to congratulate Dr. Jack Stein on his appointment as National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) Chief of Staff. This is a newly created position to support and assist the Director of NIDA with coordination and strategic planning of key institute initiatives.

Dr. Stein has been a great friend to NAADAC over the years. He has been a featured presenter at many NAADAC conferences and contributes to NAADAC’s magazine, Advances in Addiction & Recovery, with a quarterly column that addresses addiction treatment trends and news.

As Chief of Staff, Dr. Stein will focus on NIDA’s top priorities, including coordination of the NIH HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) initiative, a series of robust scientific prevention and treatment research projects to help curb the opioid crisis in the United States.
Last Chance to Save $20 or More on a NAADAC Membership!
This is the last week to join or rejoin* NAADAC during March to Membership and save $20 or more off your annual dues!

If you live in the following states, you can save even more money off of your dues: California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, or Washington! Click here to see your savings!

The benefits of joining NAADAC include over 145 hours of FREE CE hours (CEs), reduced rates for professional liability insurance through American Professional Agency, Inc., reduced rates for NAADAC sponsored conferences, public policy events, NAADAC regional meetings and workshops, a professional identity and association with an organization that helps preserve and honor the unique talents of addiction professionals, and many more!

Enter/Mention Discount Code: MARCH19

Offer ends at midnight EST on March 31, 2019

*Offer only valid for new NAADAC members or previous NAADAC membership lapsed 24 months or more.

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Join NAADAC & National Council for Behavioral Health in Kosovo
Connect with addiction and mental health professionals in Kosovo on the NAADAC and National Council for Behavioral Health delegationfrom May 18 - 24, 2019 and earn up to 18 CEs.

Led by NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy and the National Council for Behavioral Health President and CEO Linda Rosenberg, this World Learning program will give you a unique opportunity to learn about the state of addiction and mental health programs in this developing country, the Balkan region, and Eastern Europe.

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Schedule Announced for the Northwest Regional Conference
The 2019 Northwest Regional Conference: Embracing the Future schedule has been released! The conference will take place from Thursday, June 13 - Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland OR. Earn up to 24 CEs!
The conference will feature three intensive days of training sessions with celebrated national trainers such as David Dickinson, MA, Carlo DiClemente, PhD, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, Malcolm Horn, LCSW, MAC, SAP, and K. Michelle Peavy, PhD. Topics include clinical supervision, clinical skills, co-occurring disorders, and practice management.

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Scholarships Available for 2019 Annual Conference
Thanks to the generous support of our partners, NAADAC is able to provide a limited number of scholarshipsto cover full or partial registration fees for its 2019 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

All scholarship awardees are expected to pay for all other fees, travel, and lodging expenses

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Substance Use Prevention: A Resource Guide for School Staff
On Friday, March 22, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) released the Substance Use Prevention: A Resource Guide for School Staff. The resource guide provides an overview of federal resources that educators can use to identify and address student drug use, develop lesson plans on the current addiction crisis, and connect students to resources that can reduce risky behavior.

This guide is a combined effort of ONDCP, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Department of Education and presents teachers, principals, and other school staff with a comprehensive approach to reducing drug use.
Announcing the 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference Featured Speakers!
The schedule has been announced for NAADAC’s 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 and Hill Day on Thursday, April 11, 2019!

Attend briefings on current legislation, federal funds that support addiction services, 42 CFR Part 2, ethics & treatment facilities, lessons learned about legalized marijuana, and other advocacy issues. Receive advanced and beginner advocacy training on April 10 and attend a legislative meeting and a briefing on Capitol Hill on April 11.

Featured speakers include:

James Carroll (Invited)
Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Opening Keynote Session 

Tom DurhamDeborah Reid
Senior Health Policy Attorney, Legal Action Center

42 CFR Part 2 and Confidentiality: Current Privacy Protections for Substance Use Disorder Records and Future Challenges
Marlene MaheuRobert Morrison
Executive Director, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

Update on Federal Funds that Support Addiction Services

Maeve O'NeillGarth Van Meter
Director of Legislative Affairs, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)

Lessons Learned in Legalized States
Maeve O'NeillGary Tennis
President, National Alliance for Model State Drug Laws

Model State Drug Laws as a Catalyst for Advancing Life Saving Drug and Alcohol Policies

Patient Protection and Treatment Ethics
Maeve O'NeillMarvin Ventrell, JD
Executive Director, National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)

NAATP’s Quality Assurance Initiative and Ethics Code 2.5
Maeve O'NeillTim Casey
Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

Advocacy 201: Bringing Advocacy Back to Your State

Maeve O'NeillJulie Shroyer, MSW
Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli

Advocacy 201: Bringing Advocacy Back to Your State

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NAADAC Career Center
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!

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