Category: NAADAC

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’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 Welcomes Diane Sevening as NAADAC President

Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC, has officially assumed her role as the new President of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, a national organization that represents the professional interests of more than 100,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused health care professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. Sevening’s two-year term as NAADAC President began in October 2018. Sevening has over 35 years of teaching experience and is currently an... Read More
at Friday, October 19, 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’s Minority Fellowship Program Expands to Accept Behavioral Health Professionals

ALEXANDRIA, VA – NAADAC is excited to announce that it has been awarded a grant to grow and expand the NAADAC Minority Fellowship Program for Addiction Counselors (NMFP-AC) to accept behavioral health professionals into the program.   Now in its third year, the NMFP-AC works to increase the number of culturally-competent Master’s level addiction counselors available to underserved and minority populations and transition age youth (ages 16-25) by providing up to $15,000... Read More
at Sunday, June 18, 2017
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