The 2019 Nebraska Training hosted by NAADAC and NAADAC Nebraska, was a big success! 

This one-day training took place on June 28, 2019 at Bellevue University in Omaha, NE. The training featured the presentation Music and Romancing the Brain by NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP and musician John McAndrew. Moreno Tuohy and McAndrew were joined by special guest Sheri Dawson, RN, BS, from the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health. All attendees were able to earn up to 7.5 CEs!

Featured Speakers
CC Nuckols Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director CC Nuckols John McAndrew


7:30AM - 5:00PM

8:00AM - 8:30AM
Tom Barr, LIMHP, LADC, NAADAC Nebraska President & James "JJ" Johnson, Jr., BS, LADC, ICS, NAADAC North Central Regional Vice President
Keynote: State of Nebraska
Sheri Dawson, RN, BS, Director of Behavioral Health, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

8:30AM - 4:30PM
Music and Romancing the Brain
Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director and John McAndrew
Singer/songwriter and piano player John McAndrew takes us on a musical and spiritual journey from self-centeredness to humility, using stories and songs. Recent studies show us that music can reach the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction and can function as an integral part of recovery. John will share the “Six Essential Experiences in Recovery” and how these translate to working with clients in their recovery. Author, trainer and clinician Cynthia Moreno Tuohy describes the brain pathways to a healthier lifestyle in recovery by building new neuro-pathways creating healthier living and relationships. She will present the “Stages of Relationships” and the “10 Tips” to healthier relationship with self and others and thereby reduce the reoccurrence of substance use and mental health disorders.


Bellevue University - Lozier Center
2810 North 118th St
Omaha, Nebraska 68164

Conference refund policy: All cancellations received prior to May 28, 2019 will receive a 75% refund. Thereafter, no refunds are given. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing.
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