NAADAC at the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, was invited to speak at the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) National Stakeholder Meeting on July 11, 2018. The meeting brought together stakeholders from both public and private sectors to discuss expanding screening, access to treatment, and adoption of evidence-based practices.  After a welcome by Jon Rice, Deputy Director of ONDCP, Office of Policy, Research and Budget (OPRB) and... Read More
at Tuesday, July 17, 2018
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Arkansas Training 2018

On June 29, 2018, NAADAC's Director of Training, Thomas Durham, PhD, presented an interactive workship on co-occurring disorders in Springdale, Arkansas. Over 40 addiction professionals attended the training opportunity, which was sponsored by Ozark Guidance.  NAADAC Mid-South Regional Vice President Matt Feehery, LCDC, was in attendance, and gave a brief presentation to attendees about the role of NAADAC in advocacy and advancing the profession. The one-day workshop on... Read More
Posted by Kristin Hamilton at Monday, July 2, 2018
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2018 Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP) Annual Conference

NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, and Treasurer, Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, attended the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals (CAAP) Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado, on June 21-22.  The conference featured nationally-acclaimed keynote speakers, workshop presenters, learning tracks, and networking opportunities to allow attendees the opportunity to elevate their practice. Moreno Tuohy led a series of round table... Read More
at Friday, June 22, 2018
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2018 Georgia Association Counselor Association (GACA) Spring Training Conference & Retreat: Strategies & Solutions for the Opioid Epidemic

NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, attend the 2018 Georgia Association Counselor Association (GACA) Spring Training Conference & Retreat, entitled Strategies & Solutions for the Opioid Epidemic , held in Saint Simons Island, Georgia on April 26-29, 2018. The event offered a wide variety of trainings ranging from how to administer medical assisted treatment to cultural competence and diversity workshops to understanding Georgia‘s DUI laws.  Notable... Read More
at Monday, May 28, 2018
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NAADAC at Facing Addiction with NCADD's Employment in Recovery Event on Capitol Hill

On March 14, 2018, Facing Addiction with NCADD and the Recovery Research Institute held an informative briefing on Capitol Hill entitled Employment in Recovery: Challenges & Opportunities . NAADAC Grants Coordinator Ace Crawford attended the briefing, which was hosted by the Congressional Addiction, Treatment & Recovery Caucus. Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and David Joyce (R-OH), as well as Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), spoke to attendees about substance use disorder... Read More
at Monday, March 19, 2018
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NAADAC at Solano Prison

On Friday, March 2, 2018, NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, traveled to the California State Prision in Solano, California to administer the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) National Certified Addiction Counselor, Level I (NCAC I) written examination.  Thirty-two incarcerated men took the examination with pen and paper in hope of passing and with the intent to be able to transfer into work situations in their communities at the... Read More
at Friday, March 9, 2018
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Minnesota Addiction Professionals' (MNAP) First Annual Winter Conference

The first annual Winter Conference of Minnesota Addiction Professionals, the state affiliate of NAADAC, was held at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul on February 9, 2018. The conference, with the theme of working with refugee and immigrant populations, provided a unique opportunity to learn about four different immigrant groups in Minnesota that live with the impact of trauma from their experiences as refugees and immigrants. Presentations covered cultural aspects of treating... Read More
at Wednesday, February 28, 2018
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NAADAC at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) Annual Conference

NAADAC's Grants Program Coordinator, Ace Crawford, Exhibits and Ad Sales Manager, Jeff Smith, and Operations Coordinator, Zoey Kim, attended the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) 28th National Leadership Forum and SAMHSA’s 14th annual Prevention Day at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland on February 5 – 8, 2018. CADCA’s National Leadership Forum, the largest training event for community-based substance use... Read More
at Thursday, February 22, 2018
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#MFPUnited's First 2018 Meeting in Washington D.C.

On February 5,2018,  NAADAC's Grants Program Coordinator, Ace Crawford, attended Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) 2018 Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) meeting held at the American Psychological Association (APA) in Washington D.C. SAMHSA’s MFP is a grant initiative that awards funding to organizations to support the development of behavioral health practitioners in an aim to increase the presence, knowledge, and skill base of... Read More
at Monday, February 12, 2018
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NAADAC at Psychotherapy Associates' 44th Annual Winter Symposium

NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP and NAADAC's Treasurer, Mita Johnson, EdD, LPC, MAC, SAP, joined 1,500 other addiction professionals in Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the Psychotherapy Associatiates' 44th Annual Winter Symposium from January 28 - 31, 2018. The 44th Annual Winter Symposium, Addictive Disorders, Behavioral Health, and Mental Health , aims to improve health professional attendee’s evidence-based... Read More
at Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) Advocates for a Full Continuum of Care at the Georgia Addiction Recovery Awareness Day

NAADAC's Georgia Affiliate, the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) Board members and key stakeholders proudly joined the 2018 Addiction Recovery Coalition of Georgia to advocate for the recovery community and sponsored Georgia Addiction Recovery Awareness Day on January 11, 2018, at the Georgia State Capitol. Addiction Recovery Awareness Day gives a voice for a legislative agenda that is recovery-oriented. This advocacy event is organized by the Georgia Council on... Read More
at Thursday, January 25, 2018
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Massachusetts Association of Addiction Professionals (MAADAC) Hosts Annual Meeting

On January 12, 2018, the Massachusetts Association of Addiction Professionals (MAADAC), NAADAC’s Massachusetts affiliate, held its annual meeting. More than 60 members gathered in Westborough, MA from across the state to listen to educational presentations, network with like-minded peers, and learn about what the Massachusetts affiliate has planned for 2018.  Highlights included MAADAC president Gary Blanchard handing over the reins to its new president, Joe Kelleher, and... Read More
at Saturday, January 13, 2018
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NAADAC at the ISSUP Workshop

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NAADAC's Executive Director, and Jerry Jenkins, NCC AP Chair, traveled to Cancun, Mexico, to attend International Society of Substance Use Professionals' 3rd International Workshop on Drug Demand Reduction. The 3rd ISSUP Workshop took place together with the 19th International Congress on Addictions organised by Centros de Integración Juvenil (CIJ) in Cancún, Mexico from December 4th - 8th, 2017. Over... Read More
at Monday, December 11, 2017
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Addressing Opioid Use in Georgia: Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) Leads the Conversation

On November 7, 2017, Georgia Addiction Counselor Association (GACA) participated in a community based meeting with local, state, and federal officials at The DOOR, a recovery community organization in Decatur, Georgia. Richard Baum, Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, also known as the federal Drug Czar, was present. Local Commissioner of District 3, Larry Johnson, also attended along with the Georgia Department of Behavior Health and Developmental... Read More
at Monday, November 13, 2017
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Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) Fall Training Conference & Retreat: Deepen Your Clinical Practice

The Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) had an enjoyable and successful Fall Training Conference and Retreatat the Lanier Islands Legacy Lodge in Buford, Georgia from October 15-18, 2017. Entitled Deepen Your Clinical Practice , this year's retreat featured keynote speaker Susan Blank, MD, who provided attenees with a deeper understanding of medical marijuana, and speaker Marc Pimsler, who discussed the problem of shame in relation to substance use disorders. GACA President,... Read More
at Friday, October 20, 2017
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