Get connected, share your expertise, and chart the future of the nation's largest professional organization for addiction-focused professionals. NAADAC has established a number of committees to help the association conduct its business.

Why should I get involved?

Now, more than ever, addiction professionals are facing challenging times. Addiction professionals need a strong, unified voice to speak out for the best interests of the profession. To do this, we ask you for your support, time, knowledge and energy to join in these endeavors.

What are the benefits of joining a committee?

You will play a major role in finding solutions to the many challenges facing addiction professionals, such as healthcare reform, parity, licensure and funding for the profession. We do this by strengthening and elevating our professional status, providing training and advocacy, providing up-to-date information to our members and working collaboratively with other stakeholders.

What is involved?

With less than five hours a month of your time, we can make a difference. Leadership and direction come from the individuals who are part of NAADAC. By working together we can better serve our clients and be leaders in the addiction services profession. With your support and involvement, we will influence decision-makers and ensure professionals like you receive the training and support you need to do your important work. Now more than ever, we need your support – for the clients you serve, their families and the community. Positions include committee chairs and committee members.

Standing Committees

Awards Committee 

The Awards Committee is responsible for NAADAC’s national awards program, including soliciting nominations and selecting winners for all NAADAC awards categories, except legislative awards, the President’s awards, and the John Avery Staff award.

Bylaws Committee

The Bylaws Committee is responsible for reviewing NAADAC’s Bylaws annually and proposing any necessary or desired changes to the Board of Directors.  It is also responsible for reviewing NAADAC’s Policies and Procedures annually and proposing any necessary or desired changes to the Executive Director.

Ethics Committee 

The Ethics Committee is responsible for fostering compliance with the letter and spirit of the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics for NAADAC members and NCC AP credentialees, and for reviewing and resolving any allegations, charges, or complaints of violations of the NAADAC/NCC AP Code of Ethics according to established procedures. This is a closed committee.

Finance & Audit Committee (Executive Committee Members only)

The Finance & Audit Committee is chaired by the NAADAC Treasurer and comprised of the NAADAC President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President, Secretary, and one Regional Vice President. It is responsible for a monthly review of and report on NAADAC’s finances and providing guidance and review of NAADAC’s annual budget. This is a closed committee.

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for increasing awareness of membership opportunities for student, peer, associate, professional, and retired addiction providers within NAADAC and NAADAC Affiliates, and f or recruiting and retaining new members.

Nominations & Elections Committee 

The Nominations & Elections Committee (NEC) is chaired by the NAADAC Immediate Past-President. It governs and oversees all nominations and elections of NAADAC Officers and Regional Vice Presidents and develops and reviews policies and procedures to ensure implementation of the nominations and elections criteria.

Personnel Committee (Executive Committee Members only)

The Personnel Committee is chaired by the NAADAC President and is composed of the Immediate Past President, the President-Elect, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and one Regional Vice President. It is responsible for hiring, evaluating, terminating, and setting compensation for the Executive Director. And development and oversight of NAADAC personnel policies. This is a closed committee.

Public Policy Committee 

The Public Policy Committee (PPC) is responsible for monitoring and informing the Board of Directors of legislation or policy pending before the United States Congress and state legislatures that is of interest to NAADAC members and the addictions profession, and shall develop responses or plans of action regarding relevant legislation and other policy issues for NAADAC.

PRACTICE STANDARDS STANDING COMMITTEES
Adolescent and Emerging Adults Committee

The Adolescent and Emerging Adults Committee is responsible for developing, monitoring, and reviewing national practice standards for addiction-related work with adolescent and emerging adult populations, including students, educating the Board of Directors, NAADAC members, and the public to unique issues among adolescents and emerging adults that impact addiction, treatment, and recovery, and identifying and addressing the needs of professionals who provide addiction-related services to adolescent and emerging adult populations.

Clinical Supervision Committee

The Clinical Supervision Committee is responsible for developing, monitoring, and reviewing national practice standards for clinical supervision in the addictions profession, and for educating the Board of Directors and NAADAC members to the unique requirements and challenges facing our clinical supervisors.

Critical Issues in the Black Community Committee

The Critical Issues in the Black Community Committee is responsible for identifying and educating the Board of Directors, NAADAC members, and the public of the unique and pervasive issues in our Black communities that impact addiction, treatment and recovery, developing practice standards for addiction-related services unique to our Black communities, and developing advancement opportunities and mentorship programs for Black professionals and those who provide addiction-related services to Black communities. 

LGBTQAI+ Committee

The LGBTQAI+ Committee is responsible for identifying and educating the Board of Directors, NAADAC members, and the public of the unique and pervasive issues in our LGBTQAI+ communities that impact addiction, treatment, and recovery, developing practice standards for addiction-related services unique to our LGBTQAI+ communities, and developing advancement opportunities and mentorship programs for LGBTQAI+ professionals and those who provide addiction-related services to LGBTQIA+ communities.

Military and Veteran’s Affairs Committee

The Military and Veteran’s Affairs Committee is responsible for identifying and educating the Board of Directors, NAADAC members, and the public to unique issues facing our Military and Veterans that impact addiction, treatment and recovery, developing practice standards for addiction-related services unique to our Military and Veterans, and developing advancement opportunities and mentorship programs for Military and Veteran professionals and those who provide addiction-related services to Military and Veteran communities.

Older Adults Committee

The Older Adults Committee is responsible for developing, monitoring, and reviewing national practice standards for addiction-related work with older adult populations, educating the Board of Directors, NAADAC members, and the public to issues among older adults that impact addiction, treatment, and recovery, and identifying and addressing the needs of professionals who provide addiction-related services to older adult populations.

Peer Specialist Committee

The Peer Specialist Committee is responsible for developing, monitoring, and reviewing national practice standards for addiction-related work by Peer Specialists, educating the Board of Directors and NAADAC members to the unique issues among Peer Specialists, and identifying and addressing the needs of addiction-related Peer Specialists.

Prevention Committee

The Prevention Committee is responsible for identifying and/or developing new and promising methods for preventing drug use, abuse, and addiction across all populations, informing the Board of Directors, NAADAC members, and the public of promising methods for preventing drug use, developing practice standards for prevention-related services, and developing mentorship programs for professionals who provide drug prevention services.

  • Committee Chair: To be announced...
  • Staff Liaison: To be announced...

Ad Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committees are created by the President as needed and have defined scopes, limits, and starting and end dates.

There are no Ad Hoc Committees at this time.

Join a NAADAC Committee Today!

Directly influence the addiction profession with your voice and passion, keep informed, expand your professional network, and gain leadership experience. NAADAC needs YOU!

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