2018 Advocacy In Action Conference & Hill Day

NAADAC is hosting its 2018 Advocacy in Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on November 12, 2018 with a Hill Day on November 13, 2018. 


Monday, November 12, 2018

  • 8:30am - 5:00pm: Briefings on legislation, national budget, advocacy issues, and training for visits to the Hill. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • Full day: Meetings on the Capitol Hill 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745-1135

NAADAC has arranged for a special discounted room rate of $199/night for conference attendees if booked by October 19, 2018. To book your room, please the link above or call 301.965.4000 and ask for the NAADAC group rate.


Please contact NAADAC at or 703.741.7686.

Past Conferences


2017 Advocacy in Action Briefing

2017 Advocacy in Action Briefing & Reception

NAADAC held a special Advocacy in Action Briefing & Reception on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The Advocacy in Action Briefing included briefings on NAADAC's legislative agenda and legislation important to addiction professionals by NAADAC leadership, Rob Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD), and Michael Petruzelli, Manager, Policy & Advocacy, National Council for Behavioral Health.  

The Advocacy in Action Reception included presentation of NAADAC's Legislator of the Year Award to U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) for his dedicated work to advance access to addiction treatment.  In addition, NAADAC presented its Emerging Leaders Award to the Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association.

2017 Fact Sheets

NAADAC Partnered with National Council for 2017 Hill Day

National CouncilNAADAC partnered with the National Council for Behavioral Health and 21 national advocacy organizations to host the 2017 Public Policy Institute and Hill Day from October 2-3, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

This free, two-day event brought together hundreds of behavioral health providers, administrators, board members, consumers and community stakeholders in D.C. for a day of sessions and workshops on federal behavioral health policy on October 2nd, and then a day of advocacy on Capitol Hill on October 3rd to advocate for better resources for mental health and addictions treatment in their communities.

2016 Hill Day

2015 Advocacy in Action Conference

2014 Advocacy in Action Conference

2013 Addiction Leadership Conference

2012 Advocacy in Action Conference

2010 Advocacy in Action Conference