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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) Hosted Recovery Month Forum in Middle Georgia

In honor of National Recovery Month, an annual initiative by SAMHSA, the Georgia Addiction Counselors Association (GACA) posted a Recovery Month forum entitied Reigniting Hope: Strengthening Families and Communities on September 15, 2017 in Soperton, GA. The forum featured the powerful keynote speaker Judge Verda Colvin, the Bibb County Superior Court judge whose video went viral as she spoke in her courtroom to adolescents about hope for their futures. Lynn Honeycutt, LPC, CAC II, presented... Read More
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ONDCP Briefing at the White House

The ONDCP Briefing was held on August the  2 nd  at the White House and there were about 40 professionals and organizations in attendance representing addiction treatment from across the United States. NAADAC's President, Gerard Schmidt, MA, MAC, LPC, CAC, attended on behalf on NAADAC.  Acting Director Baum and his chief of staff, Chip Muir, laid out a comprehensive vision of where they see the ONDCP going. They expressed their committment to seeking input from the addiction... Read More
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NAADAC at the Faces and Voices of Recovery 2017 America Honors Recovery Awards Gala & Dinner

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NAADAC's Executive Director, represented NAADAC at the 2017 America Honors Recovery Awards Gala & Dinner on July 17, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The America Honors Recovery is Faces & Voices of Recovery's annual awards gala which celebrates and honors the most influential recovery community leaders and organizations. The event salutes the legacies of three dynamic recovery trailblazers who dedicated their lives to removing barriers for individuals... Read More
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NAADAC at the 8th National Collegiate Recovery Conference & 16th National ARS Conference

NAADAC was in attendance at the Association of Recovery in Higher Education 's (ARHE) 8th National Collegiate Recovery Conference in Washington, D.C., on July 11th – July 13th. This year’s conference, which was co-hosted by the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS), provided attendees with an exciting opportunity for professionals to connect, receive continuing education credits and learn about adolescent treatment and recovery support services. NAADAC's Grants... Read More
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NAADAC at the Native American Training Institute

NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, was honored to be a part of the 7th Annual Native American Training Institute (NATI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from June 26-30, 2017. NAADAC is proud to recognize NATI as an Approved Education Provider. The theme of this year's NATI was "Celebrating Life Through Health and Wellness." Attendees enjoyed informative sessions on topics ranging from gambling addiction the use of meditation to improve work efficiency. Moreno... Read More
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NAADAC in Hawaii

NAADAC has been spending some time in the Hawaiian Islands for back to back trainings this spring. On May 24-25, 2017, NAADAC in HAWAII: Conflict Resolution & Recovery featured NAADAC's Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP for a two-day training on Romancing the Brain: Conflict Resolution & Recovery . The training included discussion regarding how Moreno Tuohy developed and evaluated a multi-component, multi-media tool for use by addiction and other... Read More
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NAADAC at the NASADAD/NPN/NTN/WSN Annual Meeting

NAADAC attended the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD), National Prevention Network (NPN), National Treatment Network (NTN), and Women Services Network (WSN) Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, on May 24-26, 2017. NAADAC's Director of Professional Development, Paula Horvatich, represented NAADAC at the conference. She ran NAADAC's exhibit booth and shared information about NAADAC's mission and services with the conference... Read More
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NAADAC at the 2017 NAATP Conference

NAADAC was represented by its Director of Training, Thomas Durham, at the 39th Annual National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) National Leadership Conference on May 21-23, 2017, in Austin, TX. Conference attendees participated in workshops, networked, and left with a renewed vision and direction. Read More
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NAADAC in Hong Kong

NAADAC’s Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, spent a week in Hong King with NAADAC’s Asia Pacific Association for Addiction Professionals (APAAP) in training sessions and meetings with host organization Tung Wah Group of Hospitals. The trainings focused on understanding the neurobiology of addiction as well as developing best practices for treating addiction, teaching the public how to understand addiction, and combating the stigma of addiction that seems to persist across the... Read More
Posted by Kristin Hamilton at Thursday, May 25, 2017
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