Category: Advocacy Alert

NAADAC Presents the 2022 Advocacy Awards

Each year, NAADAC honors the work of addiction professionals, organizations, and public figures who passionately advocate for the addiction profession and the clients we serve. This year, NAADAC presented awards to four outstanding individuals for their extraordinary service and contributions to the addiction profession in 2022. The Honorable Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and The Honorable Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) were awarded the 2022 Legislator of the Year awards, Thomas D. Stuber, MS, MBA, LPCC-S, L... Read More
Posted by Caitlin Corbett at Wednesday, March 15, 2023

The Hybrid NAADAC 2023 Advocacy in Action Conference & Hill Day Was a Success!

NAADAC’s first-ever hybrid conference was a success! Over 100 NAADAC members, federal representatives, NAADAC leaders, and addiction professionals from across the country connected in person and virtually on March 8-9, 2023 for the 2023 Advocacy in Action Conference and Hill Day. Virtual and in-person attendees participated in briefings on legislation, learned about important advocacy issues, and received robust training on effective advocacy on Wednesday, March 8. On Thursday, March 9 ... Read More
Posted by Caitlin Corbett at Tuesday, March 14, 2023

NAADAC to Take Part in New Research Center to End Opioid Addiction Funded by NIH HEAL Initiative

NAADAC will take part in a new project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or NIH HEAL Initiative, to support the creation of a new center to deliver lay-friendly, culturally-appropriate information of the latest scientific findings to communities most affected by the pain, opioid and overdose crises.  The HEAL Research Dissemination and Engagement Center (R-DEC) is co-led by the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and Geor... Read More
Posted by Noelle Dondero at Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NAADAC Celebrates National Addiction Professional Day by Announcing 2022 Award Winners

Every year on September 20th, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, takes time to recognize and celebrate vital players of the health system and continuum of care in honor of National Addiction Professionals Day. Started by NAADAC in 1992, the day was established to commemorate the hard work that addiction professionals do on a daily basis. NAADAC is the largest membership organization for addiction-focused healthcare professionals and represents the professional interests of m... Read More
Posted by Noelle Dondero at Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NAADAC Presents 2021 Legislator and 2021 Advocate of the Year Awards

NAADAC is proud to present the 2021 Legislator of the Year Award to The Honorable Katherine Clark for the incredible work she has done for the addiction profession and the 2021 Advocate of the Year to NAADAC Member Susan Campion, LADC, LMFT, for her years of dedication in supporting the addiction workforce in the state of Connecticut. The awardees were acknowledged during the virtual 2022 NAADAC Advocacy in Action Conference on April 19, 2022 and spoke about their dedication to advocating fo... Read More
at Friday, April 22, 2022

The Honorable David Trone (D-MD) Awarded the NAADAC 2020 Harold Hughes Award

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, is honored to recognize U.S. Representative David Trone (D-MD) as its 2020 Harold Hughes Award Recipient for his demonstrated commitment to addiction professionals and the clients they serve.  The Sen. Harold E. Hughes Advocate of the Year Award was named after Harold E. Hughes, an Iowa governor, United States senator, and lifelong advocate for addiction treatment, research, and recovery. This award is presented in recognition of outst... Read More
Posted by Caitlin Corbett at Tuesday, April 13, 2021