April 13, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm Opening Session - 1.5 CEs

Shaping Policy and Practice Through Advocacy, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director, Julie Shroyer, MSW, Senior Policy Advisor, Polsinelli, and Robert Daley, Legislative Director, Polsinelli

As codified in the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics, addiction professionals are called to advocate on behalf of clients at the individual, group, institutional, and societal levels. In this presentation, we will examine the central policy discussions surrounding the addiction profession in Washington, DC. We will also explore the critical role advocacy plays in shaping the delivery of treatment and recovery services. Finally, we will look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the addiction profession in Congress and across the federal agencies.

1:30pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 3:00pm education Session - 1 CE

Updates on Federal SUD Funding, presented by Robert Morrison

This presentation will provide an overview of the status of federal funding that supports substance use disorder treatment, prevention, and recovery. In particular, the session will focus on the many initiatives moving forward at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and in other HHS operating divisions. This presentation will also include detailed information about federal funding of interest to NAADAC members and stakeholders.

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm General Session - 1.5 CEs

The Polysubstance Use and Drug Overdose Crisis and the Way Forward, presented by Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP

This presentation will discuss the most compelling challenges facing the nation due to the evolving polysubstance use epidemic and also offer potential actions to address them. Content will include past and current trends, evolution, emerging threats, as well as possible ways to address the challenges with an emphasis on equity.

5:00pm - 6:00pm Break
6:00pm - 7:30pm General Session - 1.5 CEs

Advocacy 101 and Q&A, presented by Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS, NAADAC Public Policy Committee Co-Chair and Michael Kemp, NCAC I, ICS, CSAC, CSW, NAADAC Public Policy Committee Co-Chair

As addiction professionals, it is in our best interest to influence emerging policy, both in Washington, DC, and in our states. While much attention is being paid to the national conversation, most of what influences our day to day operation occurs at the state level. Sam Rayburn, a former U.S. Representative, once said, “All politics are local.” In this presentation, we will discuss building relationships with state officials, discuss how to have your voice heard, and share ideas on connecting locally with your elected federal officials to influence current legislation and bring the local picture into focus.

April 14, 2021

12:00pm - 1:30pm General Session - 1.5 CEs
1:30pm - 2:00pm Break
2:00pm - 3:00pm General Session - 1 CE

Bolstering the Addiction Workforce – A Call to Action, presented by Israil Ali, MPA

Meeting the challenges of our nation’s addiction crisis can only be accomplished with a workforce that is trained, educated, and equipped to tackle the complex task at hand. Investing in the addiction workforce is of paramount importance. In this webinar, we will identify existing resources and programs that support the workforce. We will also discuss the power of our collective voice to advocate for policies and funding that aim to bolster the profession and help meet the critical demand for treatment and recovery services across our country.

3:00pm - 3:30pm Break
3:30pm - 5:00pm General Session & Closing  - 1.5 CEs

April 15, 2021

Hill Day

April 16, 2021

12:00PM - 2:00PM Debrief - 2 CEs