Tuesday, April 19, 2022

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

Shaping Policy and Practice Through Advocacy, presented by Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive DirectorJulie Shroyer, MSW, President & CEO of Wheat Shroyer Government Relations, LLCThe Honorable Katherine Clark (D-MA), U.S. House of RepresentativesJames Fleischmann, JD, Vice President of Wheat Shroyer Government Relations, LLC, and First Lady Kathryn Burgum


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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 ET Break

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2:00pm - 3:00pm ET GENERAL Session - 1 CE

Update on Federal Funding Impacting Substance Use Disorder Services, presented by Robert Morrison, Executive Director & Director of Legislative Affairs, National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

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 ET Break 

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

Biden-Harris Administration Drug Policy Priorities, presented by Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Dr. Rahul Gupta, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, will deliver a Keynote on the ‘Biden-Harris Administration Drug Policy Priorities.’ Dr. Gupta, the first Medical Doctor to ever lead the Office, will discuss the legal authorities of ONDCP, the context of drug poisoning deaths in the development of the Biden-Harris Administrations drug policy priorities, lay out approaches to slow drug poisoning deaths and the top areas he is focusing on.

5:00pm - 6:00pm Et Break

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6:00pm - 7:30pm panel discussion - 1.5 CEs

Cannabis Panel, with panelists Darryl Inaba, PharmD, CATC-V, CADC III, Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Service at Addictions Recovery Center and Director of Research and Education at CNS Productions, Inc.Rommel Johnson, PhD, LPC, NCC, CAADC, Member of NAADAC Critical Issues in the Black Community CommitteeMichael Kemp, NCAC I, ICS, CSAC, CSW, Co-Chair of NAADAC Public Policy CommitteeJohn Lisy, LICDC-CS, OCPC, LISW-S, LPCC-S, Executive Director of Shaker Heights Youth Center, Kenneth J. Martz, PsyD, CAS, Member of NAADAC's Public Policy Committee, and Andrew Swanson, Member of NAADAC Public Policy Committee

Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the United States, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Across the country, states are taking varied approaches to the legalization and decriminalization of cannabis, largely in opposition to the federal government’s approach that classifies cannabis – along with heroin and cocaine – as a Schedule I drug with a high potential for prolonged use and little to no medical benefit (DEA). There is a need to create a sustainable, regulated system that achieves a balance between the health of our communities and the economic prosperity of the inevitably growing cannabis industry. This panel will discuss current cannabis trends and how they relate to and impact the field of addiction.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

12:00pm - 1:30pm ET General Session - 1.5 CEs

Bolstering the Addiction Workforce – A Call to Action, presented by Israil Ali, MPA, Director of the Division of the National Health Service Corps (DNHSC), Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA’s) Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW)


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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 legislative challenges to bolstering the professions that help meet the critical demand for treatment and recovery services across our country.

1:30pm - 2:00pm ET Break

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2:00pm - 3:30pm ET panel discussion - 1.5 CEs

Workforce Panel, with panelists Chuck Ingoglia, President and CEO of the National Council for Mental WellbeingCynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, NAADAC Executive Director, Melanie Whitter, Deputy Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), and Marvin Ventrell, JD, CEO of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)

America faces a dramatic treatment gap exasperated by a workforce gap and a growing population of people using substances to endure the uncertainties of recent times. As a country, we must commit to building a strong addiction workforce that can take on our nation’s growing crisis in a way that helps individuals with substance use disorders find the treatment and recovery services they need. How do we recruit new professionals into this fast-paced, high-impact, lower paid profession? In this panel discussion, professionals will share their experiences and discuss what you can do to bolster the addictions workforce.

3:30pm - 4:00pm ET Break

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4:00pm - 5:00pm general Session - 1 CE

SAMHSA’s Approach to Enhancing the Behavioral Healthcare Workforce, presented by Miriam E. Delphin-Rittmon, PhD, Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

The presentation will provide an overview of SAMHSA’s priorities in the areas of behavioral health. Key areas described will include preventing overdose, promoting children & youth behavioral health, preventing suicide, integration of primary and behavioral healthcare, and data. Workforce will be a key theme in each of these key SAMHSA priorities.

5:00Pm - 6:00pm et break

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6:00pm - 7:30pm et closing session - 1.5 ces

Advocacy 201, presented by Sherri Layton, LCDC, CCS, Co-Chair of NAADAC Public Policy Committee, Michael Kemp, NCAC I, ICS, CSAC, CSW, Co-Chair of NAADAC Public Policy Committee, and The Honorable Alan Wheat, Former Member of U.S. House of Representatives (D-MO), Chairman of Wheat Shroyer Government Relations, LLC

This presentation will address the how, what, and why of the legislative visits for our virtual Hill Day. We know this can be daunting and we will help you feel prepared because you are the expert on the issues we will take to our legislators. You bring the very valuable “boots on the ground in the District” view of what the needs are! We will review current legislation from the standpoint of how to make it locally relevant. We will also explore ways to build relationships for long term advocacy, things to take back to your state, and how to have your voice heard. A novice in advocacy will be prepared to get started, and the more experienced will get new ideas.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

virtual Hill Day

Do you want to particpate in Virtual Hill Day? Email NAADAC Communications Coordinator Noelle Dondero [email protected]

Friday, April 22, 2022

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

Join NAADAC Executive Director Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and NAADAC President Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, CTHP-II, to discuss our experiences during Hill Day, lessons learned, and next steps.