Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP

Executive Director

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals.

Moreno Tuohy previously served as the Executive Director of the Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Prior to this, she was the Program Director for Volunteers of America Western Washington where she served homeless individuals and persons living with the co-occurrence of poverty, substance use, and mental health disorders. In addition, for over 20 years she has been the administrator of multi-county and publicly funded alcohol, drug prevention, and intervention treatment centers specializing in services from prenatal care to serving the elderly. She has been a trainer in domestic violence, anger management, and conflict resolution for over 35 years, as well as an international, national, and state trainer of a variety of topics. Moreno Tuohy is a curriculum writer in subjects including addiction screening and evaluation, treatment planning and documentation, ethics, counseling methods, conflict resolution, co-occurring disorders, and medication assisted treatment and recovery. Her book Rein In Your Brain: From Impulsivity to Thoughtful Living in Recovery was released in May of 2014 with Hazelden Publishing. She also authored a NIDA SBIR on Conflict Resolution in Recovery and Relapse Prevention for counselors to use in the treatment of trauma, substance use disorders, and in recovery. She has served as NAADAC President, Certification Board Commissioner, International Chair, Treasurer, and Legislative Chair at NAADAC. Moreno Tuohy was awarded the Friend of NASADAD Award by the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors in September of 2021 for her national work with the association.

Moreno Tuohy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with advanced studies in Social Work and Public Administration, as well as a certificate in Addiction Studies.


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