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John Cates Elected as the New NAADAC Mid-South Regional Vice President

NAADAC is pleased to announce that John Cates, MA, LCDC, has been elected as the new Mid-South Regional Vice President. In this role, Cates will represent the professional interests of addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Cates has worked in substance use disorder treatment for 42 years and has been a member of NAADAC since the 1980s. He has been very active with NAADAC’s Texas affiliate, the... Read More
at Thursday, January 24, 2019
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NAADAC to Provide Nationally-Recognized Credential to Substance Use Disorder and Addiction Psychologists

The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP), under the auspices of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, will now provide psychologists with a nationally recognized credential. Effective February 2018, the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) College of Professional Psychology’s Certificate of Proficiency in the Treatment of Alcohol and Other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders has fully transitioned to the NC... Read More
at Wednesday, November 21, 2018
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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 2018 Annual Conference Was a Huge Success!

NAADAC’s 2018 Annual Conference: Shoot for the Stars, held at the Westin Galleria Houston in Houston, TX from October 5-9, 2018, was a huge success! The over 850 participants who attended this year’s conference included NAADAC members, addiction professionals from across the country, enthusiastic speakers, artists, exhibitors and international addiction professional representatives. The five-day event included full day pre-conference and post-conference sessions, daily plenary... Read More
Posted by Kristin Hamilton at Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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NAADAC Announces New Executive Committee

NAADAC is proud to announce that the recently elected additions to the NAADAC Executive Committee have taken office.  Every two years, NAADAC members have the opportunity to select officers who will determine the direction of the Association, and represent their geographical regions on the NAADAC Executive Committee. All NAADAC members are eligible and encouraged to vote for the candidates within their region. All 2018-2020 terms began on October 8, 2018. The following... Read More
Posted by Kristin Hamilton at Monday, October 15, 2018
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NAADAC Celebrates National Addiction Professional Day by Announcing 2018 Award Winners

Join NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, in taking time on September 20, 2018, to celebrate National Addiction Professionals Day and recognize and celebrate vital players of the health system and continuum of care - addiction professionals. Started by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals 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... Read More
at Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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NAADAC Partners with Telebehavioral Health Institute to Serve Behavioral Health

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Telebehavioral Health Institute (TBHI) to bring telemental and telebehavioral to addiction treatment. With this strategic partnership, NAADAC members will be able to access discounted telebehavioral health education and resources through TBHI, an institute devoted to training and consultation with professionals seeking to develop the legal, ethical, and clinical competencies related to... Read More
at Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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NCC AP Announces Test-Exemption Offer for Peer Recovery Support Specialist Credential

The National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals (NCC AP) is excited to announce an opportunity for qualified individuals to apply for the Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist national credential based on their already demonstrated competence, skill, training, and experience without testing through December 31, 2018. Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialists (NCPRSS) are individuals who are in recovery from substance use or co-occurring... Read More
at Monday, January 15, 2018
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The NAADAC Education and Research Foundation (NERF) Is Participating in the AmazonSmile Program

The NAADAC Education and Research Foundation (NERF) is excited to announce that it is now participating in the AmazonSmile program! When you shop at smile.amazon.com , and select the NAADAC Education and Research Foundation to support, the Amazon Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible smile.amazon.com purchases. Tens of millions of products are eligible for donations, and the donation is made at no cost to you! You will see eligible products marked... Read More
at Monday, December 18, 2017
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NAADAC Supports the Veteran Wellness Act of 2017

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, supports the Veteran Wellness Act of 2017, legislation that would bring mental healthcare to our Veterans by establishing a two-year grant program to provide integrative wellness programs at Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs). The bill is sponsored by Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH), along with Glen “GT” Thompson (R-PA). NAADAC’s Executive Director, Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, reached out to Congressman Ryan on behalf of NAADAC... Read More
at Wednesday, December 6, 2017
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NAADAC Announces 2018 SAMHSA-NAADAC Workforce Forum Awardees

For the third consecutive year, NAADAC and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) are joining forces with four Single State Authority offices and their local colleges around the country to host a series of Workforce Forums. The Workforce Forums will reach out to build awareness and educate high school and college/university students about the benefits and opportunities in the substance use and mental health disorder professions in the hope of increasing the... Read More
at Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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NAADAC and ATTUD Announce New National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice (NCTTP)

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, in partnership with the Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence, Inc. (ATTUD) and the Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs (CTTTP) announces a new National Certificate in Tobacco Treatment Practice. “Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States.  In addition, smoking tobacco causes more deaths among clients in substance use disorder treatment than... Read More
at Sunday, October 15, 2017
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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 2017 Annual Conference: Biggest Annual Conference Yet!

With over 1,000 participants, 78 exhibitors, 85 presentations, and 91 presenters, the NAADAC 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice was a huge success! NAADAC members and other addiction professionals from across the country received up-to-date information from the top industry experts on the latest trends, practices, and critical issues that impact addiction professionals, built their businesses and networks, and had fun! Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners for their generous... Read More
at Friday, September 29, 2017
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NAADAC Celebrates National Addiction Professional Day by Announcing 2017 Award Winners

Join NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, in taking time on September 20, 2017, to celebrate National Addiction Professionals Day and recognize and celebrate vital players of the health system and continuum of care - addiction professionals. Started by NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals 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... Read More
at Monday, September 18, 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's Statement on the Senate Healthcare Votes

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, has issued the following statement on the Senate healthcare votes: NAADAC commends the Senators who voted against the BCRA and those who voted against the repeal of the ACA. In the coming hours and days, the Senate will likely be asked again and again to vote to protect the lives of millions. Call, email, and tweet your Senators to urge them to vote NO on any bill or repeal effort that could limit healthcare coverage for those who are... Read More
at Thursday, July 27, 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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Registration Open for 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice

NAADAC is excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Annual Conference: Elevate Your Practice taking place in Denver, Colorado on September 22-26, 2017. The 2017 conference program features a broad array of topics and formats. Researchers, clinicians, educators, and students will share their work and progress through keynote and plenary presentations, workshop sessions, and poster papers on the latest innovations, best practices, trends, and issues that impact all... Read More
Posted by Jessica Gleason at Thursday, January 5, 2017
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NAADAC Applauds the Passing of the 21st Century Cures Act

President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law on Tuesday. This critically important legislation provides $1 billion over two years in grants to states for opioid abuse prevention and treatment activities, such as such as improving prescription drug monitoring programs, implementing prevention activities, training for health care providers and expanding access to opioid treatment programs. The bill also creates federal drug courts and programs for alternatives to... Read More
Posted by Kristin Hamilton at Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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Surgeon General Issues Landmark Report on Alcohol, Drugs and Health

The United States Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, unveiled his office’s long-awaited report, Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health , on November 17, 2016. The report finds alcohol and drug misuse and severe substance use disorders, commonly called addiction, to be one of America’s most pressing public health concerns. Nearly 21 million Americans – more than the number of people who have all cancers combined –... Read More
Posted by Kristin Hamilton at Thursday, November 17, 2016
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