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The Association for Addiction Professionals

Advocacy Conference

2015 Annual Conference & Hill Day

Every five years, NAADAC combines its Advocacy in Action and Annual Conferences into a special Annual Conference and Hill Day in Washington, D.C. On Tuesday, October 13, 2015, NAADAC members and other addiction-focused professionals from across the country participated in a special Advocacy in Action briefing and then convened on Capitol Hill to meet with their congressional representatives to advocate for the addiction profession.

Hill Day attendees met face-to-face with lawmakers and their staff to share their expertise and put a human face to decisions about issues such as: the fair and effective implementation of the Affordable Care and Parity Act; the growth and development of the addiction workforce; and federal and state funding for addiction prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. These meetings lay the groundwork for getting lawmakers into treatment centers and facilities, meeting with them when they return to their districts, and becoming a resource for their staff when they make important decisions that might impact your work as an addiction professionals.

Advocacy in Action Briefing Speakers

  • Michael Kemp, ICS, CSAC, CSW, Chair, NAADAC Public Policy Committee
  • Robert Morrison, Executive Director of The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD)
  • Charles Ingoglia, MSW, Sr. VP of Public Policy and Practice Movement at National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Alexander Ross, ScD, Senior Advisor for Behavioral Health, Human Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Tom Coderre, Senior Advisor to the Administrator, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • Kevin Sabet, PhD, President of Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM)
  • Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director

Hill Day Resources

Past Conferences

2014 Advocacy in Action Conference 2013 Addiction Leadership Conference: 2012 Advocacy in Action Conference: 2010 Advocacy in Action Conference: