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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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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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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
Posted by David Semanco at Friday, August 4, 2017
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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
Posted by David Semanco at Friday, July 21, 2017
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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
at Friday, July 14, 2017
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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
at Friday, June 30, 2017
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