Category: Georgia

NAADAC at the 2019 Bridging the Gap Symposium in Atlanta

Jennifer Velotta, NAADAC's Programs Manager, represented NAADAC at the 2019 Bridging the Gap Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia on May 20-24, 2019.  NAADAC is a partnering organization with the NBCC Foundation to provide education and mentoring support to the Addiction Counselor Fellowship program funded by SAMHSA.  “NAADAC Overview and Other Resources for Addiction Counselors” was given to 85 of the 2018 and 2019 MFP-AC fellows during a working lunch presentation. ... Read More
at Monday, May 27, 2019
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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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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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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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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
at Wednesday, September 20, 2017
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