Category: Advocacy

Resolution Recognizing Addiction Professionals Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

Over the past year, NAADAC has worked to cultivate new champions on Capitol Hill and raise the profile of key issues impacting the addiction workforce. This week, NAADAC proudly supported the introduction of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that honors the contributions of the profession and underlines the importance of increased access to evidence-based treatment for individuals with substance use disorders. NAADAC is excited to announce that Representatives Dave Joyce... Read More
at Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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NAADAC Federal Advocacy Update Regarding Appropriations for FY 2020 to Support Vital Addiction-Related Efforts

The House Appropriations Committee made its priorities clear last week, approving its first bill of the year. The fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (L-HHS) funding bill , considered first in the L-HHS subcommittee on April 30th, was approved by the full House Appropriations Committee in a marathon markup on May 8th . The L-HHS bill, in its entirety, represents an increase of nearly $12 billion over 2019 levels and an $8.5 billion increase... Read More
at Monday, May 13, 2019
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NAADAC’s 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference Was a Success

NAADAC’s 2019 Advocacy in Action Conference and Hill Day was a success! NAADAC members and other addiction professionals from across the country gathered at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on April 10, 2019 to attend briefings on legislation, national budget, and advocacy issues, and receive a robust training on effective advocacy for meetings on Capitol Hill. The event included guest speakers from the White House Office of National Drug... Read More
at Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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NAADAC’s 2018 Advocacy in Action Conference was a success!

NAADAC’s 2018 Advocacy in Action Conference was a success! Over 50 addiction professional advocates gathered at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD on November 12, 2018 to attend briefings on legislation, national budget, and advocacy issues. The event included guest speakers such as James Carroll, Acting Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Robert Morrison, Executive Director of the National Association of State... Read More
Posted by Caitlin Corbett at Tuesday, November 20, 2018
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NAADAC's Emerging Leaders Award Given to Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association (ADCSA)

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, recognized Metropolitan State University Alcohol and Drug Counseling Student Association (ADCSA) the recipient of its 2017  Emerging Leaders Award  for its significant impact on its community, innovative thinking, commitment to the advancement of the public’s understanding of addiction, and exemplary leadership.   This vibrant program serves addiction counseling students at all levels through the work of... Read More
at Sunday, October 1, 2017
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Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) Awarded NAADAC's Legislator of the Year

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, recognized U.S. Representative Brian Fitzpatrick from the 8 th District of Pennsylvania as its 2017  Legislator of the Year  for his demonstrated commitment to addiction professionals and the clients they serve.  As a former drug crime federal prosecutor and certified emergency medical technician, Representative Fitzpatrick has made combatting drug and opioid abuse and addiction a priority in his first term. As... Read More
at Sunday, October 1, 2017
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NAADAC Opposes Graham-Cassidy Bill

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals opposes the "Graham-Cassidy" bill, a renewed effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) sponsored by Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA).  The Graham-Cassidy bill would repeal major provisions of the ACA by ending guaranteed coverage of substance use disorders and mental health services, and cutting Medicaid, a critical lifeline for millions of Americans with substance use disorders and mental illness.... Read More
Posted by Jessica Gleason at Friday, September 15, 2017
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NAADAC Opposes Senate Health Repeal

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, joined 66 other leading organizations and national experts in the field of addiction policy, research, and treatment, in issuing a joint statement opposing the Senate's healthcare repeal plan, warning that it would undermine efforts to address the opioid crisis and significantly worsen the public health epidemic. The statement will be delivered to all United States Senators: Comprehensive Insurance Coverage is Critical to Stemming... Read More
at Friday, July 7, 2017
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NAADAC Supports the Road to Recovery Act

Representatives from both sides of the aisle joined forces to introduce the Road to Recovery Act - bipartisan legislation that eliminates the Medicaid Institutions for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion for substance use disorder and helps states expand access to inpatient treatment for its enrollees.  The bill amends the Social Security Act and CHIP to provide coverage for residential substance use disorder treatment. This provision effectively removes the barrier to residential... Read More
at Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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NAADAC Condemns House Passage of AHCA

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals today released the following statement regarding the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote on the American Health Care Act: "NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals denounces the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of the American Health Care Act (AHCA) yesterday, repealing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and massively cutting the Medicaid program by $882 billion." "Members of the... Read More
at Thursday, May 4, 2017
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NAADAC Opposes AHCA

On May 3, 2017, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, along with 434 other organizations representing consumers, families, providers, health care and social service professionals, advocates, and allies, sent the following letter to Speaker Paul Ryan and Leader Nancy Pelosi to express its opposition to the most recent version of the American Health Care Act (AHCA): Dear Speaker Ryan and Leader Pelosi, The undersigned organizations are writing to share our views on the most... Read More
at Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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NAADAC Applauds Senate Passage Of CARA

ALEXANDRIA, VA –NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, applauds the Senate’s approval of the Comprehensive Addictions and Recovery Act (CARA). The measure, which passed last week by a 94-1 vote, authorizes funding for evidence-based prevention, treatment and recovery programs to help Americans struggling with addiction to heroin or other opioids. The measure now moves to the House for consideration.      “We thank the Senate for acting... Read More
Posted by Jessica Gleason at Monday, March 14, 2016
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